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Getting Uncomfortable - WiES Sessions @ AAA Annual Conference
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
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The content in this session is developed by Women In Emergency Services, and is open to all AAA full conference attendees as well as WiES members.

We plan to continue to build off the great discussions we had during our panel discussion “Let’s Get Uncomfortable: How Women are Moving EMS Forward” at the 2023 AAA conference through a series of curated sessions, led by WiES members, Mentors, and Chapter Leaders 



Speaker: Angela Sereda

Despite significant progress in recent years, female leadership within EMS remains a persistent issue. Whether that is due to cultural or organizational barriers, there remains a lack of representation of women within Senior Leadership roles. The adage of ‘Change or Be Changed’ is now fast approaching and women today are rewriting the narrative when it comes to leadership and influence within EMS. While women remain individually strong within their individual sectors, they are also becoming collectively influential towards one another and within EMS today. Join Angela Sereda, Senior Manager, Mobile Integrated Health, and an Advanced Care Paramedic/Community Paramedic with Medavie Health Services West to explore new organizational approaches to support and engage female paramedics along with the importance of providing mentorship opportunities to impact the future and next generation of leaders within EMS. Women today are influencing and creating a paradigm shift within our industry through their actions and their voices; and through this they are overcoming organizational barriers that were once the foundation of EMS.


Speaker: Alison Crawford

Understand the importance of allyship as a provider and leader in the EMS world.

We will discuss key terminology that plays into how we see each other in the field and gain

some insights on how to be a better ally for those that have different identities than our own. The three sections will uncover terms, understanding our own identities and lastly, how to take this knowledge and apply it within the EMS world to be better providers and leaders.


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