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Women are Essential to Peace…


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


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


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


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


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

Press Release: December 10, 2020


Dec. 10, 2020 Congratulations to Curry Mayer - New Director of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Lakewood, WA - The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management (CoE-HSEM) would like to congratulate Curry Mayer for her appointment as Director of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Curry has been a Board member for the CoE-HSEM since 2014 and became Co-Chair of the Board in 2016. She also wrote the first draft of the HSEM Bachelors of Applied Science Degree Statement of Need, which set in motion of the establishment of a BAS degree in HSEM at Pierce [...]

Press Release: December 10, 20202021-01-05T20:03:21+00:00

Imposter Syndrome: My Own Battle


Imposter Syndrome: My Own Battle by Kellie Hale I had the pleasure of attending the Empower: Women in Leadership Conference on March 9, which was hosted by the Centers of Excellence for Construction and Marine Manufacturing. It was my first time attending the conference that was geared towards women in the trade industry. With an array of women presenters offering insight into their own experiences in areas such as discrimination, sexual harassment, mental health, and equal rights, it was very eye opening that as women, we still have quite a way to go in order to be viewed as equals [...]

Imposter Syndrome: My Own Battle2020-06-26T18:52:23+00:00

Intersectionality: Vital Component for Feminism


Intersectionality: Vital Component for Feminism By Kellie Hale 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 as two "completely separate issues." There was no rhyme or reason that these two issues needed to be isolated from one another. Ms. Crenshaw, an African American, experienced first-hand how women of color are twice as likely to be discriminated against. Intersectionality in feminism has become more of a focus point in [...]

Intersectionality: Vital Component for Feminism2020-06-26T18:50:33+00:00

Kick Doors Open, But Be Sure to Leave a Doorstop


Kick Doors Open, But Be Sure to Leave a Doorstop By Kellie Hale 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. Thankfully, the positive response from attendees indicated that the Forum needed to be a yearly event. Therefore, for the past four-years, the Center has put on an annual Woman in Leadership Forum on different topics such as politics, technology, and HSEM. This year’s Forum theme will be agriculture, particularly how women are the new faces of American farming and the trials and tribulations they [...]

Kick Doors Open, But Be Sure to Leave a Doorstop2020-07-26T22:46:21+00:00

Progressive Women’s Leadership


Progressive Women's Leadership Our mission is simple: Empower and elevate women leading the way at work. We began offering training specifically to women to advance their leadership skills back in 2005. Since then we have worked with well over 75,000 women. 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, create, and develop leaders among women. We cannot fulfill our mission without you – we want to engage and inspire you [...]

Progressive Women’s Leadership2020-06-26T18:47:18+00:00
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