Women’s Day Conference 2020


March 6 - 08:00 am


March 7 - 05:00 pm

Event Category:

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Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-day-conference-2020-registration-91788163869

Philadelphia Fire Department

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/philadelphia-fire-department-29393013851
The Women’s Day Conference is a FREE educational and networking opportunity focused on professional development and peer mentoring.

In recognition of International Women’s Day (#EachForEqual) and Women’s History Month, please join us for this extraordinary chance to learn, grow and make connections! This conference will offer insight on career paths, personal wellness, community building, and challenges faced by women in the workplace — plus information tables staffed by job recruiters.

Friday, March 6

Young women are especially encouraged to attend on this day, when the agenda is focused on careers in public safety and public service.

  • Emcee: Marilyn Russell of WOGL radio (98.1 FM)
  • Scott Charles, Trauma Outreach Coordinator, Temple University Hospital
  • Lauren Footman, Intergenerational Communicator: “Your Network is Your Net Worth”
  • Network of Neighbors: Responding to Community Trauma
  • Sarai Jones, ReSet Yoga
  • Philadelphia Fire Department: Lifesaving skills
  • Philadelphia Police Department: Office of Forensic Science
  • Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
  • Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations
  • Philadelphia Office on Domestic Violence Strategies
  • Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management

Saturday, March 7

Today’s agenda focuses on the challenges facing professional women and the importance of self-care, support and empowerment.

Women’s panel discussion featuring:

  • MaryAnn Tierney, FEMA Region 3 Administrator
  • Chief Toni Washington, Decatur (Georgia) Fire Department
  • Commissioner Blanche Carney, Philadelphia Department of Prisons
  • Deputy Director Evan Thornburg, Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs
  • Noelle Foizen, Executive Director, Opioid Response Group
  • Rochelle Bilal, Philadelphia Sheriff
  • Captain Lisa Forrest, Philadelphia Fire Department

Featured speakers and presenters:

  • Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy: Building Collapse Response
  • Assistant Fire Chief Richard Davison: Conflict Resolution
  • Sergeant Sylvia Young, Philadelphia Police: Active Shooter Response
  • Georgette Littlejohn: Mental First Aid for Female First Responders
  • Sara Smith, NBC Philadelphia: Social Media Branding
  • Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations
  • Fire Captain Cecilia Ortiz: Together, We Rise
  • American Cancer Society

The following organizations will have information tables: Transportation Security Administration , SEPTA Police, Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia Fire Explorers, Philadelphia Police Explorers, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Medical Reserve Corps, Army National Guard, Community College of Philadelphia, and Holy Family University, Temple Public Safety Division, Education Works.

Be Inspired. Be Empowered. Build Relationships.

The Women’s Day Conference is proudly presented by the Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, Philadelphia Fire Department Foundation and American Red Cross.

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