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 Contact: Dr. Jaqueline McBride

609.992.7972 / drjmcbride.inwem@gmail.com

 

 

inWEM Congratulates 2014 International Women in Homeland Security and

Emergency Management Hall of Fame Inductees

“Making History: Vision, Diversity, Inclusion, Leadership, and Legacy”

 

Each year, inWEM honors the contributions made for the advancement of women in emergency management and a culture of preparedness for safer, resilient, and sustainable diverse communities.  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.

 

The International Network of Women in Emergency Management (inWEM) will induct eight amazing women into the 2014 International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame, Saturday, November 15, 2014,  at its 4th annual Gala Reception and Induction Ceremony during the IAEM-USA 62nd Annual Conference & EMEX Exhibit – Grand Hyatt & Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

 

The guest speaker will be Madhu Beriwal, a 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee – one of the first female president and chief executive officer.  Beriwal is the Founder, President and CEO of IEM (Innovative Emergency Management), a global security consulting firm with more than 29 years of experience in homeland security, emergency management and defense.

 

inWEM’s Founder and President Dr. Jacqueline McBride commends the 2014 inductees, who she said are “the best of the best.”

 

The 2014 International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame inductees are:

 

1908 Ms. Lola Baldwin: 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):  Participated in the first national “Women and Civil Defense” conference in Washington, DC. (Current President & CEO Marie E. Castillo will be inducted, representing the NANBPWC, Inc.) (USA)

 

1950 Ms. Mary Church Terrell (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. (NCNW); the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. (NACWC); and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. (NANBPWC) (President Evelyn Rising, will be inducted, representing the Ms. Terrell and NACWC) (USA)

 

1998 Ms. Ellen Gordon:  First female president of the National Emergency Management

Association and Iowa’s first female, state emergency management director (USA)

 

2000 Professor Smita Kadam:  Founder and Executive Director of the Saritsa Foundation:  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:   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):  First internationally recognized agile network for resilience and security (Canada)

 

2013 Ms. Linda Langston:  First, female President of the National Association of Counties (NACo), to lead and implement an resiliency initiative, “Ready and Resilient Counties”, in the United States (USA)

 

These innovators demonstrate keen abilities to build partnerships by incorporating and working with partners while overseeing prevention and protection of life and property, public health, safety critical infrastructure and facilities.

 

For more information about inWEM Hall of Fame, please visit www.inwem.org.

 

 

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