Presidential Comments

Black History Month 2019

The year 2019 marks 400 years since the first African Americans arrived in Virginia.  The 2019 theme “Black Migrations” in part celebrates the resolve of African Americans as “Through their resilience and perseverance they made it possible for all of us to be here today” says Browne-Marshall, author of Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 […]

We Are All One Humanity – Happy MLK Day

Those were the words of Dr. King, expressing the connection we have to each other as humans. As we remember his life, I am reminded that we are certainly interwoven and that we rise and fall together as Americans. In this moment in time we can realize my vision of “Soaring to New Heights” if […]

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

I get so excited every time a new year comes in.  Can you feel the anticipation of yet another year, another opportunity to do more, to be more and achieve more?  My vision for Federally Employed Women (FEW) in 2019 is that in everything that we do, we do it “Soaring to New Heights.”  And, […]

FEW supports federal employees working!

First, I hope that everyone is able to enjoy their time with family and friends during this holiday season.  It is unfortunate that I must write about the current state of affairs of the “partial government shutdown”, but it is vitally important that as a member of Federally Employed Women (FEW) you are aware of […]

Happy Holidays 2019

    May your holidays be filled with peace, joy, and love. A very Happy New Year to everyone. FEW – Working for the Advancement of Women in Government.

Honoring President George H. W. Bush (1924 – 2018)

  Federally Employed Women (FEW) mourns the loss of our 41st National President, George H. W. Bush.   It is with sorrowful hearts that FEW joins our nation for a “National Day of Mourning” in remembrance of a life full of service and sacrifice.   Former President George H. W. Bush died on November 30, 2018 […]

Take Time to Give Thanks

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and […]

Celebrating Women Veterans: Women Have Always Served

On this Veterans Day, it’s important to remember the contributions women have made by serving in the US military since this country’s founding. The first American woman soldier was Deborah Sampson of Massachusetts.  She enlisted in the Continental Army under the name of “Robert Shurtliff”.  Sampson served for three years in the Revolutionary War.  She […]

Don’t Be A Well Behaved Woman: VOTE

In 1976, in an obscure scholarly article, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, an American historian of early America and the history of women and a professor at Harvard University, wrote, “Well behaved women seldom make history.” Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote–a right known […]

Federally Employed Women Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and all members are encouraged to participate in the observance.  The 2018 theme is, “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” Workplaces welcoming the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of our efforts to build an inclusive community and strong economy. In this spirit, Federally Employed […]