Eileen Padberg has managed public affairs and political campaigns for over 35 years from her Orange County office. She also provides strategic planning and corporate communications for some of the nation’s top corporations and organizations, including several of Orange County’s most prestigious businesses and industries. In 2004, she spent 22 months in Iraq, developing and implementing a groundbreaking women’s development program that provided more than 64,000 career development training hours to more than 1,900 Iraqi women in government and created a small business development program that resulted in Iraqi WOB’s winning over 500 substantial reconstruction related contracts. She is a noted speaker and author of various articles on life in Iraq, public policy and politics. Her book about her 22 months in Iraq is available on Amazon. Out of My Lane: Leveling the Playing Field for Iraqi Women.