The International Network of Women in Emergency Management (inWEM) is a network of men and women leaders in Emergency Management and Organizations including men and women leaders in our local, state, tribal, and federal governments; critical infrastructure facilities; voluntary, faith, and community-based organizations; private and nonprofit sectors; academia; and professional associations.
The International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame, one of inWEM’s major initiatives, honors women who are pioneers and leaders in the fields of emergency management and homeland security. Honorees are global innovators in critical infrastructure facilities, and who volunteer with faith and community-based organization, the private and nonprofit sectors, labor, academia, and the military.
On March 23, 2017, MACEM’s Executive Director, Kathy Francis, had the pleasure of attending inWEM’s National Women’s History Month Celebration: Empowering Women in Emergency and Crisis Management, Homeland Security, and Business Continuity. The event celebrated Strategic Mentorship for Women in the 21st Century, as well as the 2016 International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame Inductees. Rear Admiral Mary E. Landry, USCG Retired was the first female District Commander – Eighth Coast Guard District (26 States). Dr. Meloyde Batten-Mickens, CEM was the first African American female Certified Emergency Manager to serve as the Chief/Executive Director of Public Safety at Gallaudet University and lead Crisis Leadership Team.
Check out the photos from the event!