Climb and Lift: EMPower and Building Confidence as a Woman Public Speaker in the Emergency Management Field

EMPower is a group of emergency management women created to provide support, networking, and leadership skills to assist women in their emergency management careers. EMPower hosts events, talks, and networking. Another aspect of EMPower is bringing resources and skills to help women level up in pursuit of executive-level positions if desired. A key role is to provide speaking opportunities to women to share their stories and practice their presentation skills. Over the past three years, I have built skills and confidence in speaking at multiple conferences around the country. I hope to share my journey as a speaker and give some tips to encourage others to speak more.