2011 CalVet Women Veterans Conference
Ontario – The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the Inland Empire Veterans Collaborative are partnering to host the 2011 CalVet Women Veterans Conference: Enhancing Inner Beauty, Inner Strength to create a networking forum for women veterans of all eras. The conference will also educate women veterans about the benefits available to them and provide assistance with employment opportunities.
The two-day conference will feature dynamic keynote and motivational speakers, a Military Women Veterans Panel: Telling Their Stories, an open forum with California Legislators, and the 2011 California Woman Veteran of the Year Award presentation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to choose from eight break-out workshops to learn about financial management, stress management, federal VA benefits and more.
DATE: Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8, 2011
Time: Friday – 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
PLACE:DoubleTree Hotel Ontario Airport
222 North Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764
WHO:CalVet Undersecretary Lawrence Gonzales and CalVet Deputy Secretary for Women & Minority Veterans Barbara Ward.
BACKGROUND: This is the fourth year that CalVet has hosted the CalVet Women Veterans Conference, which has helped to connect hundreds of women veterans with medical benefits, transitional housing, education benefits and job opportunities. California is home to 166,700 women veterans, the highest population of any state. With California's women leading the nation in military service, this conference is instrumental in creating awareness and meeting the needs of a growing women-veteran population.
NOTE: Members of the media are welcome to attend all segments of the conference. To view the conference agenda, visit http://www.calvet.ca.gov/WomenMinority/Conference.aspx.
Note to editors: For a print friendly version of this press release, email Melinda.Malone@calvet.ca.gov and include the date and title.
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