About the I-DIEM HERricane Program

HERricane is a national program by the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) that provides women a means to explore a career in Emergency Management (as well as associated ones) while developing leadership skills, ensuring success in whatever path they choose. Women are underrepresented in Emergency Management but make up a disproportionate amount of disaster victims particularly regarding loss of life, sexual violence, and loss of income.

Disclaimer: HERricane Program is a nationally-recognized program of I-DIEM and implementation of the Program without approval of I-DIEM is inadmissible.

Program Highlights

This program exposes young women to the “hidden” career field of emergency management. Throughout this experience, participants will receive hands-on, developmental training in:

• Emergency Management

• Communication and Meteorology  

• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

• Public Health

• Women’s Empowerment

• Providing women a means to explore a career in emergency management

Program Checklist

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Letter of Intent

If you are interested in hosting a HERricane program, please select the button below to complete Letter of Intent Form

I-DIEM would like to thank Farmers Insurance for their continued support and success of the program. It is their commitment that ensure that this program is sustainable.

Step 1: Review HERricane Orientation Presentation

Step 3: Access our HERricane Toolkit

Step 2: Submit a Letter of Intent

To develop and elevate women as leaders in emergency management while raising awareness of the emergency management profession, and its many interdisciplinary fields, to advance equity in the profession and for the communities which carry disproportionate burdens of disaster outcomes.


Host a HERricane Camp

HERricane Orientation Presentation

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