Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership – Information & Resources

Here is a collection of videos from the past Women in Leadership forums presented and organized by the Center of Excellence in Homeland Security-Emergency Management.


Read about the latest news in women’s leadership. Discover career information, conference dates, webinars, and important information about planning, preparing, and training.

Educator Externship Scholarship Opportunity to Attend the Pacific Northwest EMPA Disaster Conference!

The Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management is offering the opportunity to attend the Two-Day Pacific Northwest EMPA Disaster & Emergency Communication Conference!
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Give “Electeds” Their Due – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July 2019

Emergency managers often scorn the intrusion of "politics" or "politicians" into their work. Untimely "special" requests during regular business and even during a crisis feed the instinct of most emergency managers to "lay low" in a political environment.
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Confluence News Magazine – June, 2019

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Read more in the June Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Confluence News Magazine – May, 2019

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Read more in the May Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Dividing the Burden – Emergency Management, Once Removed, June 2019

Whose responsibility is it to restore the social equilibrium in a post-disaster environment? It is not solely the government’s role to provide the “answer” in difficult times. Each of us has a role.
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Climate Change and Emergency Management – Emergency Management, Once Removed, May 2019

At the 2007 National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Annual Forum, I persuaded the Chair of the Preparedness Committee to allow a presentation on climate change at the Committee’s meeting. The expert proved uniquely qualified to describe the looming threat...
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A Problem or an Opportunity? – Emergency Management, Once Removed, April 2019

The Disaster Reform and Recovery Act (DRRA) addresses longstanding issues in the disaster management system. Pre - Disaster Mitigation (PDM) is touted as a high priority for attention – so far, so good. Here is the problem...
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Intersectionality: Vital Component for Feminism

The first known use of the term “intersectionality” was in 1989 by Kimberle Crenshaw, a scholar and civil rights advocate. It was when Ms. Crenshaw was studying to be a lawyer that she saw how race and gender were treated...

By Kellie Hale

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Confluence News Magazine – April, 2019

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Read more in the April Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Kick Doors Open, But Be Sure to Leave a Doorstop

When I organized/planned the first Women in Leadership Forum back in 2015, I originally thought it was going to be a one-time forum. The positive response from attendees indicated that the Forum needed to be a yearly event.

By Kellie Hale

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Confluence News Magazine – March, 2019

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Read more in the March Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Progressive Women’s Leadership

Progressive Women’s Leadership is the trusted resource for learning and collaboration among professional women seeking the skills to further develop their careers. We work to combine practical wisdom, expert guidance, and a community of peers to best serve...
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Cyber Seek

Cybersecurity workers protect our most important and private information, from bank accounts to sensitive military communications. However, there is a dangerous shortage of cybersecurity workers in the United States that puts our digital privacy and infrastructure at risk.
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Office for Coastal Management

The Digital Coast was developed to meet the unique needs of the coastal management community. The website provides not only coastal data, but also the tools, training, and information needed to make these data truly useful. Content comes from many sources...
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Emergency Management, Once Removed, March 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), formed post 9/11, consolidated 20 plus federal agencies under a single Cabinet-level Secretary. There were naysayers among the ranks of emergency managers. I was one of them.
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18 Reasons Why We’re Proud of 2018

We are a team of dedicated Board Members, staff, volunteers and Senior Fellows who support our community and technical colleges (SBCTC), and business and industry partners to train and educate a skilled workforce that helps maintain our safety and security...
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Measles spreading in U.S., mostly among unvaccinated children

Measles is spreading in the U.S. As of 5 February, there were 50 cases in Washington state and five in Houston. New cases are being added daily. Health officials, including the U.S. surgeon general, are urging parents to get their children vaccinated.
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The Cascadia Playbook

A Cascadia event is based on the threat of a catastrophic magnitude 9.0 Subduction Zone earthquake and resultant tsunami. Coastal counties will experience a devastating tsunami on top of severe ground shaking (up to five minutes).
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Washington Research Council

The Washington Research Council examines how public policy issues will affect business, government, and the community. Research is based on facts from reliable data sources and informed by economic analysis with an appreciation of the power of free markets.
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Confluence News Magazine: January – February, 2019

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Click here for the January - February, 2019 edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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