Resources

We created WTFem as a tool to support women in and seeking to join the emergency management community. WTFem shares resources, data, and personal experiences in one spot and we link to other groups doing the work – mentoring, education, scholarships, etc. Quite simply, we spend a lot of time looking for this information so we thought to make it easier for others to find!

WTFem also offers Resume Support and is frequently asked to review resumes. A recurring theme is the need to better capture disaster response experience and the skills learned in the field. WTFem resume support connects people with emergency management experience to leaders in our field, including hiring managers. Reach out to us if interested in learning more.

Mentorship

Connect, Collaborate, Inspire WTFem provides information on and supports EM industry mentorship programs.

Check out the programs below.

IAEM Mentor Portal

This mentor portal serves as a helpful tool for those looking to pursue a career in emergency management and gain quality insight as to where their next steps should be/ask for advice. Mentors range in a plethora of sectors such as Academia, Federal, Local, Healthcare, Military, Not for Profit, Private Sector, and State emergency management.

IAEM Professional Development Training Certificate (PDTC)

This certification works to educate future careers in emergency management by teaching the best practices and core skills from experienced emergency managers throughout the world.

IAEM Mentor Portal

This mentor portal serves as a helpful tool for those looking to pursue a career in emergency management and gain quality insight as to where their next steps should be/ask for advice. Mentors range in a plethora of sectors such as Academia, Federal, Local, Healthcare, Military, Not for Profit, Private Sector, and State emergency management.

California Emergency Services Association Mentor Program

“The Emergency Management mentoring program is designed to get you “in the know” sooner… by making peer to peer connections earlier in one’s career. We will help to pair up newcomers (Mentees) with seasoned professionals (Mentors).”

Minority Surge Capacity in Disasters Mentor Program

The SURGE program is dedicated to enhancing diversity among STEM and social science fields contributing to disaster research.

HERicane

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.

Resilience for Small Women & Minority

The SWAM Business Resilience Initiative identifies small businesses located in Opportunity Zones. These SWAM Businesses are offered the opportunity to participate in a hands-on program to assist with developing Business Continuity Plans that includes identifying risks, improving workforce readiness, strengthening and protecting supply chains, and developing mitigation and preparedness tactics to reduce risk and loss revenue.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston Women’s Peer Group

ABC represents the interests of women within the construction industry and assists with increasing the quality and availability to women that will promote a positive image to other women within and outside of the industry. Their vision is to assist women who are presently in the industry through education, community, and networking programs, and to provide a channel for women to enter the industry workforce.

Pursuing an Education

Training, Certificate,
and Degree Programs

United States College Programs

Canadian College Programs

We are always on the lookout for higher education, mentorship, and special training opportunities that will help women excel in the field of emergency management. Please share your resources and suggestions with us HERE.