March 12, 2020
On March 12, 2020, I-DIEM Co-Founder and CEO, Chauncia Willis, provided her perspective during the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Office of Equal Rights (OER), Women’s History Month Observance Event. The theme of the event was “Women in Emergency Management: Riding the Tides of Change.” Ms. Willis discussed the contributions and growth of women in emergency management, the opportunities and challenges they face, and their role in shaping the future of emergency management. She was joined by the Event Organizer, Angela R. Gladwell, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Risk Management Directorate; Moderator, Mary Comans of FEMA; Panelist Jane Cage, Lead for Joplin’s Citizens Advisory Recovery Team; and Panelist Libby Turner, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer. The event was also attended by Kay Goss, I-DIEM Advisory Board Member and former FEMA Associate Director for National Preparedness from 1993-2001.
December 4-6, 2019
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) was delighted to attend the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management in Sint Maarten. I-DIEM is committed to supporting communities of color and building resilience in vulnerable areas, worldwide.
Thank you to the I-DIEM Director of Special Initiatives, Oliver Greene, for representing I-DIEM in St. Maarten. “It was very beneficial and eye opening. The conference demonstrated how I-DIEM can serve as a strategic partner to the 18 Caribbean member governments in their efforts to build resilience,” said Oliver Greene.
December 4, 2019
San Francisco, California
The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) enjoyed participating at the Silicon Valley Disaster Response Forum in San Francisco, California. Great discussion on how the Emergency Management enterprise can leverage technology to improve disaster response in an inclusive and equitable way.
I-DIEM’s CEO and Co-Founder, Chauncia Willis, attended the one-day work session in San Francisco, CA. “Ultimately, the event affirmed our belief that being intentionally inclusive in disaster preparedness and building relationships with vulnerable populations before a disaster occurs are key to achieving equitable outcomes. It was a pleasure to attend the event with so many brilliant minds,” said Ms. Willis.