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FEW's 50th National Training Program

Federally Employed Women (FEW) is pleased to announce the 50th National Training program (NTP) to be held at the lovely downtown Philadelphia Marriott, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from July 22-26, 2019. The theme is “Commemorating Fifty years of Training: Encourage, Empower and Elevate."

Now more than ever FEW is dedicated to providing value added training to better serve Federal employees. For 50 years, FEW has been at the forefront of preparing individuals for successful leadership and career advancement in the Federal government. In addition to a variety of training workshops, we are offering a 40-hour Special Emphasis Program Managers training in support of the Federal Women’s Program.

Ms. Karen M. Rainey, FEW National President, will be the General Speaker for the Opening Session on Monday, July 22, 2019. Ms. Rainey is the 24th National President of FEW, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Coalitions of Equity in Public Service (NCEPS) and the Federal Employee Education and Assistant Fund (FEEA). She currently works as an Information Technology Specialist Lead with the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Ms. Rainey’s passion is working with non-profit organizations in order to assist those who seek a fair and equitable chance to help themselves. Ms. Rainey’s vision for FEW’s membership is “Soaring to New Heights” and utilizes her talents as an advocate for women and the inclusion of a broader diverse talent pool to achieve greater opportunities at all levels of Government.

Ms. Barbara M. Littles will be the Opening Session Keynote speaker. Ms. Littles is an author, motivational speaker and trainer in leadership, business and spirituality. Ms. Littles has been praised by her clients as the“Strategic Negotiator”, as she masterfully coaches and mentors her clients to new levels of success in their careers.

On July 25, 2019, Mr. J. Bruce Stewart will be our Keynote Diversity Luncheon Speaker. Mr. Stewart, is the CEO of Small World Solutions, a management consulting firm specializing in inclusive diversity Mr. Stewart was formerly the Deputy Director of Training, Compliance, and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and was responsible for the implementation of President Obama’s Executive Order on Diversity and Inclusion. He also co-chaired the White House Committee on Increasing Diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce by reducing the impact of bias.

Mr. Stewart has completed a book on diversity leadership titled, “Cultural Leadership: The New Chemistry of Leading Differently.” and he has a second book scheduled to be published this fall titled, “Plus: How Good Teams Become Great”.

FEW’s National Program (NTP) Chair Naomi Bell added, “I’m excited to Chair FEW’s 2019 National Training! FEW continue to provide premier training, engaging speakers, informative workshops and invaluable networking for women employed by the federal government and retirees.”

About FEW: Federally Employed Women is a private, non-profit, membership organization founded in 1968 after Executive Order 11375 was issued that added sex to the forms of prohibited discrimination in the federal government. FEW has grown into a national organization serving over one million federally employed women both in the military and civilian workforce. FEW’s many accomplishments and activities have impacted the federal workforce and contributed to the improved working conditions for all. For more information about FEW and the NTP, visit

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Equal Rights Amendment: Only One More to Go

From the desk of Kathryn Garven

On May 30, 2018, Illinois became the 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), when the House passed a ratification bill by a vote of 72-45. Ratification of the ERA by one more state will meet the Constitutional requirement for approval by three-quarters of the states. The states left who have not ratified the ERA are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia. Five states have voted to rescind or otherwise withdraw their ratification of the ERA: Nebraska (1973), Tennessee (1974), Idaho (1977), Kentucky (1978), and South Dakota (1979).

Washington Premier Group and Federally Employed Women (FEW), are fighting for the ratification of the ERA. Below is pictured FEW’s president, Wanda Killingsworth, and ERA supporters at the recent rally held by Rep. Maloney (D-NY) outside of the Capitol Building.

Visit for updates and more information on the ERA.