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2012 Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame Nominees

The International Network of Women in Emergency Management will host  the 2nd Annual “International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame” in Orlando on October 27th

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Washington, D.C.  Dateline July 25, 2012 – The International Network of Women in Emergency Management (inWEM) will host its 2nd Annual “International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame” Gala Reception and Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, at 5:30 p.m.  Held in conjunction with the IAEM 60th Annual Conference and EMEX 2012, inWEM will honor 16 extraordinary women who are pioneers and contemporary leaders in the fields of civil defense, emergency management, and homeland security in local, state, tribal, and federal governments and global innovators in critical infrastructure facilities; volunteer, faith, and community-based organizations; the private and nonprofit sectors; academia; the military; and private industry.

The inductees, representing Pioneers (achievement prior to 1970) and Contemporary Achievers (1970 – present) were selected because of their outstanding achievements and significant contributions in the fields of civil defense, emergency management, and homeland security in communities around the world. The inductees were also selected because of their commitment to women’s and girl’s causes and for their ability to motivate and inspire young women envisioning careers in public service and emergency management.

The 16 distinguished women, who will be inducted into the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame during the Saturday, October 27th ceremony, are:

2012 Nominees:

1881 – Clara Barton (1821-1912) establishes the American Red Cross (USA)

1971 –Frances K. Dias, first female Regional Director for the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (DCPA), Department of Defense (DoD), precursor to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS)   (USA)

1977 – Martha Braddock, staffed the Congressional Committee which held the hearings and wrote the bill leading to formation of FEMA and 1979, the first Director of Congressional Affairs for FEMA (USA)

1979 – Honorable Corinne “Lindy” Boggs, U. S. Congresswoman and member of the Appropriations Subcommittee with jurisdiction over FEMA, led a continuous effort to improve and adequately fund emergency management until her retirement in 1990 (USA)

1982 – Myra T. Lee, the first president of NCCEM, following the transition of United States Civil Defense Council to NCCEM, currently IAEM; and in 1984, one of the coordinators of the 1984 Conference of Women in Emergency and Fire Service Management (USA)

1985 – Madhu Beriwal, one of the first female presidents and chief executive officers at a globalconsulting house for safety and security, IEM, Inc. (USA)

1991 – Dr. Edna Adan Ismail, founder of the Edna Adan University Hospital and civil service trailblazer for safe motherhood initiatives and representative of the World Health Organization (Republic of Somaliland)

1999 – Dr. Derin Ural, creator of a new Center for Excellence in Disaster Management at Istanbul Technical University, including a Master’s Program in Emergency Management (Turkey)

2001 – Ann M. Beauchesne, first Director of the National Governors’ Association’s (NGA) Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USA)

2002 – Hilary Styron, first female emergency manager at U. S. Library of Congress and in 2003 first female emergency manager for U. S. Senate (USA)

2003 – Barbara Childs-Pair,  the first African American female to serve as a State Emergency Management Agency Director and in 2006 the first African American female to serve as the State Homeland Security Advisor for the District of Columbia (USA)

2004 – Lynda Zambrano, founding executive director of both the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council and the National Tribal Emergency Management Council (USA)

2007 – Elizabeth B. Armstrong, MAM, CAE, first Chief Executive Officer of International Association of Emergency Managers – Global (IAEM)

2009 – Kristin Hoskin, CEM ®, first female president of IAEM (Oceania)

2009 – Nancy L. Ward, first female Acting Administrator for FEMA (USA)

2011 – Hui-Shan L. Walker, MPA, CEM ®, First Asian American IAEM-USA President and IAEM Global Board Chair (USA)

 

Ms. Kay C. Goss, CEM, First Vice President, inWEM shares:

“Our profession of emergency management has many great leaders who are building the profession everyday through extraordinary efforts for all phases (preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery), for all hazards, and for all stakeholders. inWEM seeks to highlight those who are women and who have led the way through the first start-up years for the dramatic progress that has been and continues to be made. Our goal is recognize and reward these outstanding leaders for their enormous contributions. Also, we are dedicated to encouraging young women to choose this profession, by reaching out to them, creating career pathways into senior management, helping develop their leadership skills, confidence, presence, communications effectiveness, so they can move upward with authority and credibility. Therefore, in this way, we are celebrating the past and enjoying the present (by sharing best practices and lessons learned, as well as challenges and opportunities), while building the future.”

To register to attend the gala event visit IAEM Annual Conference registration link: https://members.iaem.com/members_online/registration/register.asp?mt=AC12&af=IAEM

 

We invite you to join us at the gala reception and induction ceremony.

Advance Registration for the Reception is Required purchase must be made by Tuesday, October 23, 2012

$55/person includes hors d’oeuvres & cash bar

Please visit IAEM Annual Conference registration link http://www.iaem.com/members_online/registration/regstart.asp

onsite registration limited to space availability

 

Please consider becoming a sponsor.  The deadline for sponsorship is August 27:

Diamond Sponsor (1 available)                                                                                                               $3,000.00

Company name & logo to appear on all materials, promotions, websites & blogs.  In addition, you’ll receive:

Outside Back Cover Program Booklet ad (Ad size 4 ¾” x 8”)

Recognition Plaque

8 reception tickets for your guests or to sponsor student attendees on your behalf (please list guests when you register)

Photo Op with your rep, winners & any sponsored students

Mention in ceremony slide presentation & opportunity to give a welcome speech

 

Pearl Sponsor (1 available)                                                                                                                      $1,500.00

Company name & logo will appear on all materials, promotions, websites & blogs. In addition, you’ll receive

Inside Front Page Program Booklet ad (Ad size 4 ¾” x 8”)

Recognition Plaque

4 reception tickets for your guests or to sponsor student attendees on your behalf (please list guests when you register)

Mention in ceremony slide presentation

 

Gold Sponsor (1 available)                                                                                                                       $1,000.00

Company name & logo will appear on all materials, promotions, websites & blogs. In addition, you’ll receive

Inside Back Page Program Booklet ad (Ad size 4 ¾” x 8”)

Recognition Plaque

3 reception tickets for your guests or to sponsor student attendees on your behalf (please list guests when you register)

Mention in ceremony slide presentation

 

Corporate Sponsor (unlimited availability)                                                                                            $500.00

Company name & logo will appear on all materials, promotions, websites & blogs. In addition, you’ll receive

Full Page Program Booklet ad (Ad size 4 ¾” x 8”)

Recognition Plaque

2 reception tickets for your guests or to sponsor student attendees on your behalf (please list guests when you register)

Mention in ceremony slide presentation

 

Mentor (unlimited availability)                                                                                                                   $250.00

You’ll receive:

Half Page Ad Program Booklet ad (Ad size 4 ¾” x 4 ½”)

2 reception tickets for your guests or to sponsor student attendees on your behalf (please list guests when you register)

Mention in ceremony slide presentation

 

Friend (unlimited availability) $100.00

You’ll receive:

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1 reception ticket for a guest or to sponsor a student attendee on your behalf (please list guest when you register)

Mention in ceremony slide presentation

 

To become a sponsor please click here. Checks should be made out to World Cares Center (please write: inWEM in the Memo) and mailed by August 27th to

World Cares Center

Re: InWem Hall of Fame

520 8th Avenue , Suite 201B

NYC, NY 10018

All net proceeds will benefit our scholarship program and a future permanent exhibit.

For additional Information Contact:

 Ms. Kay C. Goss, CEM®1st Vice President, inWEM 703-593-2762 kaycgoss@hotmail.com  Ms. Evelyn Rising 2nd Vice President, inWEM 575-602-1317 erising21@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2987190, http://www.facebook.com/pages/InWEM/108455072574983 http://twitter.com/inwem

 

Our Hall of Fame awards honor the contributions that women have made in the advancement of women in civil defense, emergency management, and homeland security along with fostering a culture for safer, resilient and sustainable diverse communities. Young girls and women around the world need to see and read about these ‘trailblazers’ – someone who reaches out and encourages them to one day follow this incredible career path.

Dr. Jacqueline McBride

President, inWEM