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Women in Leadership Profile: Tanya Knight

2021-07-08T19:14:08+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Tanya Knight By Deb Moller Most people, counting down the five or ten years until retirement age, would never consider tackling a doctoral program. Tanya Knight isn’t like most people. As Tanya says, “As long as I’m healthy, why not keep going? After all, I might live forty more years!” She doesn’t expect her learning, her growth, or her contributions to be limited just because her driver’s license shows a certain age. Tanya joked that she’s never paid much attention to her age. A story her family still laughs at happened decades ago, when one [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Tanya Knight2021-07-08T19:14:08+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Mary Kay Bredeson

2021-07-08T19:27:47+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Mary Kay Bredeson By Deb Moller When someone retires, a common comment is that they are starting a new chapter in their lives. Most of the time, people are secretly certain that the coming chapter will be less interesting, less challenging, and less important than the work-life the person is leaving.  But people who know Mary Kaye Bredeson are secretly certain that her track record of reinventing her life in wondrous ways will continue, and whatever comes next is sure to be as remarkable as what has come before. As the eldest of seven children [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Mary Kay Bredeson2021-07-08T19:27:47+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Michele L. Turner

2021-04-30T00:18:18+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Michele L. Turner MBCP, FBCI, CISA, CRISC By Deb Moller “If you would go fast, go alone. But if you would go far, bring others along.” - African Proverb As a woman of color, Michele is aware that there are biases in the world that can impact how others see the value that she has to offer. She insists that it’s the invisible differences, things we may not see or know about other people that are a critical source of diversity that should not be overlooked. For example, an invisible diversity characteristic in her life is [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Michele L. Turner2021-04-30T00:18:18+00:00

Women’s History Month Resources

2021-05-04T23:04:49+00:00

For Teachers A selection of resources for teachers https://womenshistorymonth.gov/for-teachers/ Digital Classroom Resources - Explore all of the resources the National Women’s History Museum has created. There are lesson plans, biographies, posters, primary sources, and more. https://www.womenshistory.org/students-educators/digital-classroom-resources Lesson Plans on Notable Women and Women’s History in General. https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/womens-history-month-resources Domestic Abuse Survivors National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/ Get Help Now – WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: https://wscadv.org/get-help-now/ The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV):  https://ncadv.org/resources Shelters and Additional Assistance Programs Mary’s Place - https://www.marysplaceseattle.org/ Noel House Programs - https://ccsww.org/get-help/shelter-homeless-services/noel-house-programs/ Dignity for Divas - https://www.dignityfordivas.org/programs Scholarships Washington Women in Need (WWIN) Star [...]

Women’s History Month Resources2021-05-04T23:04:49+00:00

Women in Emergency Management: Continuing to Break Barriers

2021-05-04T23:06:11+00:00

By Kellie Hale First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library archives. Did you know that First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is considered the initial supporter of women in the field of emergency management? Mrs. Roosevelt encouraged her husband to appoint Florence Kerr as project lead to research and implement ways on how women can utilize their skills during World War II. The two women helped establish the development of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD). The purpose of the OCD was to bring communities across the United States health programs and medical care [...]

Women in Emergency Management: Continuing to Break Barriers2021-05-04T23:06:11+00:00

Women are Essential to Peace…

2021-05-04T23:07:26+00:00

By Linda Crerar The United Nations has sponsored International Women’s Day since 1975. When adopting its resolution on the observance of International Women’s Day, the United Nations General Assembly cited the following reasons: “To recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security.” Women’s History Month celebrates women’s contributions to history, culture, and society in the United States since 1987. Women’s history is full of trailblazers in [...]

Women are Essential to Peace…2021-05-04T23:07:26+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Toya Moore

2021-05-04T23:11:34+00:00

By Deb Moller When Toya Moore was a child, her family doctor provided care in a hospital setting.  When she’d go for a check-up, she saw a sea of white people in white coats.  One day, she saw something different – a black woman in a white coat.  The woman was kind and professional, excellent at her job.  Toya learned she was a medical assistant. The impression she made was so strong that Toya decided to become a medical assistant one day.  Another black woman in a white coat.  Another beacon of possibility to a black child in [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Toya Moore2021-05-04T23:11:34+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Elizabeth Klute

2021-05-04T23:12:50+00:00

By Deb Moller Imagine a book of inspiring stories about women leading interesting lives. A teenage girl working as a wireman for the local electric company.  A sheep shearer in New Zealand. A sailor living aboard a boat for seven years. A woman who taught Bill Gates to use a technology program. A bee-keeper.  An engineering student who did poorly in her college classes yet became one of the first to switch from manual to electronic drafting.   A white-hat hacker.  A student at the bottom of her class at Pennisula College due to numerical dyslexia. A United Nations [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Elizabeth Klute2021-05-04T23:12:50+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Brandi Hunter

2021-05-04T23:14:04+00:00

Brandi Hunter knows that when you’re young, an impatience for too much talk and a preference for taking action can get you into more trouble than you expected. It certainly can make the people around you wonder, as you do yourself, where you’ll end up. But take those traits and add a husband and father who support your dreams and have faith in your abilities, mentors who offer wise counsel about your chosen field, and children who remind you daily what it is all for. Weave in an educational program preparing you to work as an Emergency Manager. Finish with [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Brandi Hunter2021-05-04T23:14:04+00:00

Interview with Elyzabeth Estrada

2021-01-07T22:24:54+00:00

For this month’s Confluence, we wanted to highlight tribal emergency managers. Our Education & Outreach Coordinator, Brandi Hunter, recommended we highlight Elyzabeth Estrada. Brandi said, “I met Elyzabeth on LinkedIn.  She had joined Aspiring Emergency Managers Online and introduced herself to me, and said she would like to help the community any way she could.  From there, I asked her if she would like to do one of AEMO’s video series called ‘3-Minute Informational Videos’, which features professional emergency managers and provides a snapshot of their experience as an emergency manager in their field/expertise and how aspiring emergency managers can [...]

Interview with Elyzabeth Estrada2021-01-07T22:24:54+00:00
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