inWEM Hall of Fame

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony

 

 

Saturday, November 15, 2014                

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm      

This event is open to the Public but pre-registration is required.

 

The International Network of Women in Emergency Management (inWEM) will host its annual “International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame” Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony on the occasion of the International Association of Emergency Managers’ 62nd Annual Conference & EMEX 2014 in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, November 15th beginning at 5:00 pm. The Hall of Fame is one of inWEM’s major initiatives, honoring women who are pioneers and leaders in the field of homeland security and emergency management in local, State, tribal, and Federal governments. Women around the world have been innovators in critical infrastructure facilities; volunteer, faith, and community based organizations; the private and nonprofit sectors; academia; military; and private industry will also be honored.

 

 Fee: $100/person includes dinner and cash bar. NOTE: Advance ticket required for this event, purchase must be made by Tuesday, November 11, 2014. On-site registration is limited to space availability.

 

Those attending the 2014 USA-Annual Conference and wish to also attend the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame should select this as an “add-on” event within their online registration by clicking on “add event” and selecting the inWEM Hall of Fame Event to purchase your ticket.  The event registration fee will be added to the total registration amount due.

 

Those attending ONLY the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame Gala Reception and Induction Ceremony will need to register using registration type = Pre-Conference Session OR Optional Event Only (Registrant not attending conference) and from there click on “add event” and choose the inWEM Hall of Fame Event to purchase your ticket.  The event registration fee will be added to the total registration amount due.   If anyone attending the ceremony would like to partake in any of the training that is being offered that day or attend any other part of the IAEM – USA 62nd USA-Annual Conference & EMEX, they must register either for the day they are attending, day rates applicable or for the entire conference.

 

IAEM Annual Conference registration link: http://www.iaem.com/page.cfm?p=events/annual-conference/register&lvl=2

 

The 2014 conference headquarters hotel is the Grand Hyatt & Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas USA; their link is http://www.iaem.com/page.cfm?p=events/annual-conference/lodging&lvl=2

 

A 2014 Souvenir Journal will be available; please share with your colleagues, friends, and family members; great way to share a message for you:  http://inwem.org/wp/sponsorship-opportunities/

 

Questions or Support contact drjmcbride.inwem@gmail.com or tyragore.inwem@gmail.com

 

The Nominees for the 2014 International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame:

1908    Ms. Lola Baldwin, the first female police officer in the United States; Portland, Oregon (USA) (Posthumous)

 

1950    The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. (NANBPWC, Inc.); member of the first Women’s Network in Civil Defense ; who participated in the first national “Women and Civil Defense” conference in Washington, DC.  (USA)

 

1950    Ms. Mary Church Terrell, the first President of NACWC, successfully promoted the inclusion of African American Women’s clubs in the first Women’s Network in Civil Defense; to include the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.; the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc.; and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. She also participated in the first national “Women and Civil Defense” conference in Washington, DC.  (USA)

 

1998    Ms. Ellen Gordon, the first female president of the National Emergency Management Association, and, in 1986, Iowa’s first female, state emergency management director (USA)

 

2000    Professor Smita Kadam, Founder and Executive Director of the Saritsa Foundation, the first organization in India to initiate a campaign to empower persons with disabilities in the process of disaster risk reduction (India)

 

2009    Ms. Elizabeth A. Zimmerman, the first female Deputy Associate Administrator for DHS/FEMA’s Office of Response & Recovery (ORR); and led the development of the National Disaster Recovery Framework (USA)

 

2011    Ms. Bonnie Butlin, Co-Founder of the Canadian Security Partners’ Forum (CSPF), the first internationally recognized agile network for resilience and security (Canada)

 

2013    Ms. Linda Langston, the first, female President of the National Association of Counties (NACo), to lead and implement an resiliency initiative, “Ready and Resilient Counties”, with the potential to reach 3,069 counties in the United States (USA)