Presidential Comments

  • Recognizing Your Workforce Contribution
    Labor Day – a three day weekend marking the end of summer and for many, a return to school. Time for a parade, a barbeque, or a last trip to the beach. Many no longer remember that on the first Labor Day, in 1882, thousands of workers took the day to march in the streets ...
  • Celebrating Women’s Equality Day
    As we celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, we must recognized that we have just broken through the glass ceiling as the first women from any major political party has accepted the nomination to potentially become the next President of the United States of America. Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment ...
  • Thank you for electing me as your President…
    It is with great pleasure and humility that I want to thank the members of Federally Employed Women (FEW) for electing me to serve as your 23rd National President.   After 48 years of FEW “Investing in Our Future” and being the voice of women in the federal service, I cannot thank you enough for providing ...
  • Congratulations Attorney General Loretta Lynch!
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch The Senate on Thursday confirmed Loretta Lynch for attorney general, clearing the way for her to become the first African-American woman to ever serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official. Yesterday, Senators voted 56-43 to confirm Lynch.  We are sure the Department of Justice will continue to play a prominent role ...
  • Today is Equal Pay Day!
    Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women ...
  • Avoid a mediocre career! Begin “Your Journey to Excellence” at the 2015 NTP.
    Training provides a level of proficiency that helps everyone achieve their goals.  Perhaps its most positive benefit is better employees.  Equally as important is the kind of training employees receives.   FEW has cultivated our National Training Program (NTP) for over 45 years with career development and career enhancement tools.  The NTP encourages our attendees to ...
  • Celebrate Women’s History Month
    March is National Women’s History Month, a time for us to remember the inspirational contributions women have made over the years to move our country forward, and recognize the challenges that still lie ahead. This year’s theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric of our ...
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings ...
  • Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year!  My wish for you is a proactive spirit – a spirit that does not wait for the right time thinking when an opportunity would come and fall on the lap, but goes out to grab an opportunity, or if needed simply make one for yourself, and prove  your  value in the world.   This New Year is ...
  • Your “Journey to Excellence” begins at our 46th Annual National Training Program (NTP).
    I cordially invite you to join Federally Employed Women (FEW) on our ” Your Journey to Excellence”  July 13 – 16 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Convention Center.   FEW will host its 46th Annual National Training Program (NTP) in New Orleans a city rich and full of history.   Each year we offer our NTP ...
  • Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.
    It is so amazing how gratitude unlocks the fullness in your life.  My wish this holiday season is that we all recognize our special gifts and stay determined to reach our fullest potential.    May we continue to build upon our yesterdays to bring a bright and peaceful today, while embracing my vision for the future.   Always “In the Spirit of Excellence”.     With ...
  • Take time to honor our veterans. Happy Veterans Day
    FEW honors the sacrifice, the dedication and the legacy of our veterans.   As we celebrate this Veterans Day, let us remember that a country divided will never be united.   Remember the foundation laid by our men and women in service and their strength and courage in fighting for this county. Because of them we are ...
  • Vote because every election matters. It is your voice. Vote November 4th.
    Just a reminder to all FEW members.  Tuesday, November 4th is Election Day.  The Mid-terms! This election will determine this country’s future for the next two years.  Perhaps, a lot longer.  The 2014 Mid-term election is very important — both on the State and National levels.  We are electing Congressmen and women, a Governor, a State Attorney ...
  • Have you had your mammogram today?
    Join us as we bring attention to the annual Breast Cancer Awareness month.  It is important to know what’s normal for you and stay alert of any changes.  Breast self-awareness includes knowing your risk, getting screening, knowing what is normal for you and making healthy lifestyle choices.   FEW join with the Susan G. Komen Foundation  ...
  • Celebrate our diversity. Join us as we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month.
    As we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, FEW realize that our diversity is one of our greatest strength and those difference bring something additional to the table.   Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean ...
  • Ground Zero – From ashes to new victories
    Many times in life we go through challenges.  Some are so devastating that it cause us to have to begin again from ground zero.  But, this I know for sure, that although you may have to begin again, you will build again.   In life we have our peaks and valleys, some are more intense than ...
  • The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. This Labor Day celebrate your accomplishments.
    The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers.  Servicemen and women contributions had gone unrecognized for far too long.  Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894. It was originally intended that the day would be filled with ...
  • FEW commemorate Women’s Equality Day by reminding you that in less than three months we enter another historic election.
    It is important to remember what makes you stronger and what negatively impacts you. Within this last year, federal workers have been impacted by decisions made by our elected Congressional Representatives.  Now, it’s election time once again.   The outcome of this critical midterm election will definitely impact all federal employees and federal retirees.  Your pay ...
  • Make career and personal growth a balanced priority. Start today!
    There is nothing more important than you. Your family rely on you emotionally, spiritually and financially. The question is: “Are you a priority in your own life ?” and “Do you keep your career and personal life in tune with all of the changing external demands?”  It is important to have a balanced life.   Make ...
  • Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.
    “A federal government is distinguished from a national government by its being the government of a community of independent and sovereign states, united by compact.” Black’s Law Dictionary I am reflective of our good fortune and right of choice as we are one week away from FEW’s first Leadership Summit and another great Advocacy Day event.   As we commemorating the fourth of ...