Empowering female first responders

The founders of the Women in Emergency Services association discuss their mission

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In this episode, Rob Lawrence chats with the founding advisors of the new EMS association – Women in Emergency Services (WiES):

  • Amy Gnojek, CPA, MPA, CACO, founder/principal consultant, Apex360
  • Michelle Anderson, BA, director of administration at Lakes Region EMS
  • Maria Bianchi, chief executive of the American Ambulance Association

The guests discuss the formation of WiES and its aims, mission and four pillars:

  1. Empowerment
  2. Networking
  3. Mentorship
  4. Education

They also discuss how they hope to influence and impact the lives of thousands of women working in the emergency services industry.

Bianchi and Anderson also discuss their roles in current legislation and the upcoming Cost Collection survey as well as the AAA Vanguards Awards, which will honor those who blazed the trail for fellow female EMS professionals. The Vanguards will be presented in collaboration with Women in Emergency Services.

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