Lydiah Owiti-Otienoh

Program Manager, Military Spouse Professional Networks (MSPN), Military Spouse Program
Hiring Our Heroes

  • BREAKOUT 1, OPTION 2 | Finding Military Spouse Talent through Government Programs and Other Resources

Lydiah is the Military Spouse Professional Networks (MSPN) Program Manager at Hiring Our Heroes. She is married to a US Army veteran with whom they share 3 children. Lydiah Leverages 10+ years of professional experience in Law, International Development Management and Project Management.

As a foreign-born military spouse, Lydiah experienced a myriad of hardships with among other things, acclimating to a new environment and learning new systems and culture, a lack of recognition of professional credentials, finding meaningful employment, constant evaluations and other barriers that are now driving her advocacy efforts for those like her.

Noting the employment challenges for military spouses and the importance of professional networks, Lydiah dedicates her time to achieving positive job outcomes for the spouses by ensuring they are career ready, and connected to local employers.