International Women Committee

“Empowering Young Women on Global Security and Intelligence”

The International Women Committee is integrated by young professional women from all over the world committed to provide an holistic approach to global security.

The IWC is directed by Jorhena Thomas, an experienced international security and intelligence professional with expertise in applied intelligence, homeland security, and public safety at the international, national, and local levels.

Key areas of specialization include international security cooperation, effective international liaison in joint intelligence efforts, and non-traditional security partnerships. She has a particular interest in working on security issues with international organizations in the Americas region and is proficient in Spanish.

Jorhena is currently the Principal at Wright Thomas International (, and also serves as Senior Risk Consultant with Gate15, as well as the Director of the International Women’s Committee with IOSI.

Previously, Jorhena served as the Chief of Staff to the District of Columbia Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice. Prior to that, she served as the Deputy Director and Operations Manager at the Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (the District of Columbia’s intelligence fusion center), which is housed within the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. Prior to that position, she served as an Intelligence Analyst and Program Manager with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) working international terrorism and criminal matters, and gaining an expertise in international security cooperation.

Jorhena is passionate about creative cooperation in security matters, and has dedicated her career to finding meaningful ways to improve, enhance, and transform security efforts at all levels.


Jorhena Thomas

International Security and Intelligence


Sylvia Windya Laksmi

Researcher/Subject Matter Expert on Terrorism Financing and Transnational Financial Crime
Senior Intelligence Analyst
Government of Indonesia

Sandra Schmidt

Bio Terrorism

Iliana Apris Carrasco

Communication and Media. Procuraduria General del la Nacion

Barbara Cardozo


Elimar Delgado Rodriguez


Tiffany Avilan Blanco

Media. Journalist

Yanella Martins

Politic Studies

Eugenia Montiel

BA, Doble Major in International Relations and Political Studies

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