The International Association of Military Women of Color (I AM WOC) is set to host its highly anticipated first conference from July 11 to 15, 2023 at Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. As a service organization comprising military women from all branches and ranks, I AM WOC aims to influence policy changes that enhance the quality of life for veterans of color and their families. The conference will provide a platform to encourage, inspire, and assist military women of color and their communities, while also sharing untold stories of people of color. With the theme, “People of color sharing their untold stories. We have only just begun,” the conference promises to be a transformative and empowering experience.
A Community-Centered Approach
I AM WOC’s mission centers around enhancing education in communities and making a tangible difference in the lives of military women of color, veterans, and their families. By partnering with other organizations that share similar visions and goals, I AM WOC creates a network of support and mentorship, ensuring the success and recognition of military personnel. Through a shared leadership philosophy, the organization actively seeks opportunities to contact military affiliates and develop strategies that align with its mission and vision.
An Influential Voice for Change
One of the core strengths of I AM WOC lies in its ability to influence policy changes and implement new measures that positively impact military women of color and their families. By having a seat at the table, the organization can actively advocate for the unique needs and challenges faced by this specific group within the military community. By bridging the gap and facilitating communication between military organizations, I AM WOC ensures that the contributions and sacrifices of military women of color are recognized and valued.
Empowerment through Education and Mentorship
Education and mentorship are at the heart of I AM WOC’s initiatives. By hosting conferences like this, the organization aims to inspire, empower, and mentor individuals, with a particular focus on women of color. The I AM WOC Conference 2023 provides an exceptional opportunity for attendees to learn from industry experts, engage in meaningful discussions, and gain valuable insights into personal and professional growth. Workshops, panel discussions, and interactive sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including career advancement, leadership development, mental health, and community outreach.
Sharing Untold Stories
The conference theme, “People of color sharing their untold stories. We have only just begun,” is a powerful reminder of the importance of diverse narratives. I AM WOC recognizes the strength in storytelling and aims to provide a platform for people of color to share their experiences, struggles, triumphs, and aspirations. By amplifying these voices, the conference seeks to challenge stereotypes, foster understanding, and promote inclusivity within the military community and beyond.
The I AM WOC Conference 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia, represents a significant milestone for the International Association of Military Women of Color. By bringing together military women from all branches and ranks, the conference creates a space for empowerment, education, and mentorship. Through its commitment to policy changes, recognition, and community engagement, I AM WOC continues to make a lasting impact on the lives of military women of color, veterans, and their families. The conference will undoubtedly inspire and uplift attendees, encouraging them to share their untold stories while collectively working towards a more inclusive and equitable future.
For more information about the I AM WOC Conference 2023 and registration details, please visit: https://iamwoc.org/2023convention