Archive for October 2017

The International Network of Women in Emergency Management – Hall of Fame

The International Network of Women in Emergency Management
8th Annual International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management


Hall of Fame
Accepting Nominations

The International Network of Women in Emergency Management (inWEM) is currently accepting nominations for the 8th Annual “International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame Induction.

Each year, inWEM recognizes women and/or women organizations, who have made significant contributions to the field of emergency management and to women and children causes.


Nomination Guidelines

The inductees, representing pioneers (achievement prior to 1970) and contemporary achievers (1970 – present) are selected because of their outstanding achievements and significant contributions, in the fields of civil defense, emergency management, and homeland security in local, state, tribal, and federal governments; voluntary agencies; faith and community-based organizations; academia; military; and/or the private sector.

They are also selected based on 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 services. Seventy amazing women and women’s organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 2011. Click here for nomination forms.


Nomination Categories:

  • Categories of Nominations
  • Local, state, tribal and federal governments
  • Critical infrastructure facilities
  • Voluntary, faith, and community-based organizations
  • Private and nonprofit sectors
  • Education / academia
  • Military Service


Nomination Eligibility: (Posthumous nominations may be submitted for consideration)

  • Female with at least 10 years of experience in an emergency management profession
  • Pioneer and/or contemporary innovator in the emergency management field; as well as role model, who has made significant contributions to women, young girls, and society.


Nomination Selection:

Nominees will be selected after a vetting process by the Hall of Fame Committee. Only those nominations submitted and completed in their entirety will be considered.

The nominator and the selected nominee must be present at the 2018 Induction Ceremonies, to receive the award and participate in the induction ceremony. The 8th Annual, Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Westin Hotel; in conjunction with the IAEM-USA 66th Annual Conference & EMEX Exhibit in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Oct. 19 – 24, 2018.


Nomination Deadline:

Completed nomination packets with supporting materials must be submitted no later than March 20, 2018.

Click here to access the inWEM Hall of Fame Nomination form/information.

For additional information about IAEM 66th Annual Conference, click here

Completed nomination forms and attachments must be received by March 20, 2018

Email Completed Packets to:,  and