Presidential Comments

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Each October, Federally Employed Women (FEW) take time to acknowledge the men and women whose lives are affected by breast cancer and brings awareness to our community to to defeat breast cancer in so many lives. We know that 2.4% of women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of her ...
  • FEW mourns the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg A known champion for gender equality, Federally Employed Women (FEW) mourns the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg or RBG.  Justice Ginsburg spent a lifetime flourishing in the face of adversity before being appointed a Supreme Court justice, where she successfully fought against gender discrimination. She was born Joan Ruth Bader on March ...
  • Federally Employed Women Observe 2020 National Hispanic Heritage Month
    National Hispanic Heritage Month, an annual celebration of the culture and proud history of Hispanic Americans, is observed from September 15 – October 15.  This year’s National theme is “Hispanics:  Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace the Future.”  September 15 signifies the day Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua achieved independence from ...
  • Ground Zero – We shall never forget!
    United In Memory Coin On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaida hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon ...
  • Happy Labor Day!
    As the Labor Day weekend approaches, I want to thank you for the dedication you demonstrate each day in service to the American people. Each day we work cohesively toward our common goal as a nation. This has been a difficult year for us all due to the COVID-19 virus, yet we have shown our ...
  • 19th Amendment and the Right to Vote
    We fought too hard for you not to vote now. Join in as FEW commemorates the 19th Amendment. FEW declared at the beginning of the year 2020 that this would be a year of focus and relevance for women.  As we achieve great feats, conquered new milestones; we also pay tribute to the vision and bravery ...
  • Announcing Virtual Leadership Summit
    Greetings FEW Members and Friends of FEW, It is in times of darkness when we show ourselves as adaptable and strong.  The National Board of Directors (NBOD) and I are pleased to announce the first Virtual Leadership Summit for government employees scheduled for July 20 – 24, 2020.  This training is just for you; no per ...
  • A Tribute to the Graduating Classes of 2020
    Congratulations!  The entire Federally Employed Women’s (FEW’s) organization is so elated to celebrate the Class of 2020 graduates.  You have completed a tremendous milestone and we know this journey of education has been a labour of love and sacrifice in hopes for a better future.  We join a grateful nation in the many accolades given ...
  • Passing the Torch; Leading the Way
    “People often ask me at this age, “Who am I passing the torch to?” First of all, I’m not giving up my torch, thank you!  I’m using my torch to light other people’s torches … If we each have a torch, there’s a lot more light.”   – Gloria Steinem As we reach this historic milestone ...
  • Memorial Day – Remember and Honor
    Dignity, Respect, Honor Each Memorial holiday, we take time to remember those who have served our nation and sacrificed it all for the love of country. Join me as FEW honors those who served us with dignity, respect and honor. Heroism is defined as great bravery. These men and women have shown by example that our ...
  • Join FEW in Celebrating Our Heroes
  • Recognizing Public Servants
    Celebrated annually during the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week honors all of the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.  It is time again to say ‘Thank You’.  We serve our nation in the areas of national and local security and safety, veteran ...
  • Announcing Virtual Leadership Summit
      Greetings FEW Members and Friends of FEW, It is in times of darkness when we show ourselves as adaptable and strong.  The National Board of Directors (NBOD) and I are pleased to announce the first Virtual Leadership Summit for government employees scheduled for July 20 – 24, 2020.  This training is just for you; no per ...
  • FEW Membership Month
    This is a very special month for Federally Employed Women.  It’s our 52nd year anniversary and FEW is still advancing our mission beyond the old-time standard barriers for women.  We are fabulously energized women who have advanced our national standing through our diverse and significant contributions in all aspects of work and life. Each year ...
  • Our Nation Has Been Changed By COVID-19
    Our nation has changed because of COVID-19 (a.k.a. Coronavirus) and Federally Employed Women (FEW) stand in solidarity.  STAY HOME. Source: Johns Hopkins University. Last updated 23 Mar 8:48am EST As our nation shuts down and takes the ultimate precautionary measures to tackle COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we must stand strong and stand together.  Our day-to-day lives have changed but ...
  • Safety is a priority!
    Stop the spread of Coronavirus Dear FEW Members, This is a serious time of concern for our nation.  FEW has a responsibility to ensure our preparedness for an infectious disease outbreak in light of the coronavirus.  It is important to FEW that all members and citizens are aware and prepared to avoid panic even as we know ...
  • FEW celebrates valiant women for Women’s History Month!
    FEW celebrates valiant women for Women’s History Month! “Vow to be valiant. Resolve to be radiant. Determine to be dynamic. Strive to be sincere. Aspire to be attuned. “ William Arthur Ward The 2020 Women’s History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote.” As the National Women’s History Alliance website explained, “The theme honors the brave women ...
  • History is the one thing that will stand the test of time.
    Black History is more than 28 days of remembering the people and events of the African Americans diaspora.  It is the acknowledgment of how valuable cultural diversity and inclusiveness of African Americans contributions are to this nation. In 2020, FEW will commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment which provided women the right to ...
  • 38th State Ratifies Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
    Equal finally means equal with the upcoming ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Today, I couldn’t be prouder to be an American and a member of Federally Employed Women (FEW). Yesterday, in historic fashion, the Virginia House and Senate BOTH passed resolutions to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment! Virginia will be the 38th state to vote ...
  • Martin Luther King National Day of Service
    With great admiration for the life and legacy of the Honorable Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., FEW commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the National Holiday or what most refer to as “A National Day of Service.” For the last 25 years, every 3rd Monday in January, the United States of America observes the birthday ...