A Conversation About Mental Health

Our Guest:

Jim Michael, MA, LMFT

Ivana has a candid conversation with California-based therapist, Jim Michael, about tools for initiating difficult mental health conversations.

⁠Jim Michael — Personal Empowerment and Transformation⁠

American Psychological Association-Locator

Crucial Conversations

Federal Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

⁠Toastmasters for Mental Health Professionals⁠

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988)

Home Buying Tips for Feds

Our Guests:

Ashley Atwell

Kelly Goodman

Realtor, Ashley Atwell, and loan officer, Kelly Goodman, join Ivana to provide tips for Federal employees wanting to purchase a home. Federally Employed Women (FEW)

Guests: Ashley Atwell & Kelly Goodman



⁠⁠ Resources:

⁠Homebuying | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

VA Housing Assistance | Veterans Affairs

DEIA is Lifesaving!

Our Guest:

Emma Kaufman

Acting Principal Strategist

Join Ivana and Grace as they chat with Emma Kaufman, the Acting Principal Strategist for the Women’s Employment Portfolio at the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Discussion topics include Reasonable Accommodations, toxic workplace behaviors, women working together, and other aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA).

OPM Reasonable Accommodations Resources

Filing a Formal or Informal Complaint with Federal Agency EEO Office

UN resource for avoiding ableist language (inclusive language)

Sweet Honey in the Rock- Ella’s Song

FEW Awards & Scholarships

Our Guests:

Vikki Williamson

FEW Awards Chair

Dr. ShaNita Nolan

FEW Scholarship Chair

Open season for FEW Awards and Scholarships begins March 7 and ends April 7 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time. Listen as Awards Chair, Vikki Williamson, and Scholarship Chair, Dr. ShaNita Nolan, review submission guidelines and offer best practices for an award-winning submission. This information is applicable to eligible FEW chapters, members, and family members.

FEW Awards

FEW Scholarships

The Heart Truth: What Does Your Heart Say?

Our Guest:

Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens

Let’s hear from Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, a Medical Officer in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). She specializes in health disparities, cardio-oncology, and clinical trials. She is also an advocate for the Heart Truth, a national health education program raising awareness about heart disease and encouraging people to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.

The Heart Truth® | NHLBI, NIH

Numbers to know for a healthy heart | NHLBI, NIH

Meet Our 2022 Collegiate Scholarship Recipients

Our Guests:

Anna Herrin

University of Central Arkansas

Music Miranda

Savannah College of Art and Design

FEW provides an annual collegiate scholarship for family members, and we asked our two 2022 recipients to share their experiences. You will also hear from the two qualifying FEW members who created the pathway for their relatives to win the scholarships.

FEW Scholarships

Balancing Work and Romance

Our Guests:

Brittany Cain

Capital Financial Planners

Neil Cain

Capital Financial Planners

We often talk about “work-life balance” and “authentically bringing your whole self to work”, but we don’t often talk about what that means. So, FEW has asked Brittany and Neil to share a few insights based on their experiences. Balancing work and romance.

Capital Financial Planners