Jennifer Powers Keynote for 2019 ICSEW Professional Development Conference

OLYMPIA—The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, ICSEW, is pleased to announce it has selected Jennifer Powers the keynote speaker for its 2019 Professional Development Conference.  

The annual professional development conference is the committee’s largest event. It draws more than 500 people each year and offers a variety of training sessions designed to help attendees grow and develop as leaders. The conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 27 at the South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, Wash.   

Cost is $150 and includes a catered networking lunch.  It also includes a copy of Powers’ bestselling book, “Oh, Shift!” Tickets are available on EventBrite. 

Powers is an author, certified professional coach, speaker, facilitator and certified believer in the human spirit, according to her website. Powers will also be doing a book signing during the event. 

Powers has built her career coaching women and individuals on leadership, remembering their self-worth, tapping into inner strengths, and other topics. 

“Whether I’m helping you speak your truth, be a powerful leader, tap into your strengths, tame your Ego, share your gifts, be in flow, remember your worth, give yourself permission, practice acceptance, or unapologetically honor yourself, you are cultivating your power,” Powers said.  “And shining just a little bit brighter.”   

Powers obtained her under graduate at the University of Delaware.  She earned her masters degree in Sociology from the University from Houston.  In 2006 she received her coach training certification from the Coach Training Alliance.  Two years later, she joined their faculty as a mentor coach.    

The daylong conference is filled with a variety of workshops and designed for people at all career stages. Offerings include: 

  • Identifying Gender Bias Patterns and How they Affect Our Careers 
  • Effective Job Search Techniques: Becoming the CIO of You 
  • Fighting Supremacy and Oppression at Work 
  • Mastering Team Leadership Using the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive TEAM 

Presentation descriptions will be posted on the ICSEW blog at and on the ICSEW Facebook in the weeks leading up to the conference. 

Questions? Contact Debbie Baker, Conference Chair, or
(360) 596-3733.

2016 Annual Toiletries Drive for Olympia YWCA

This year we are kicking off our annual toiletries drive at Conference!

ICSEW Toiletries Drive August 16 — September 2, 2016

Highly Needed Items

  • Laundry Soap
  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Paper Tissue-Kleenex
  • Paper Towels

Other Items Pull-ups

  • Razors/Shave Cream
  • Tissue – Kleenex
  • Lotions/Moisturizers
  • Toothbrushes
  • Diaper Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Q-Tips
  • Liquid Hand Soap (no bar soap)
  • Toothpaste
  • Dish Soap
  • Travel/Trial Size Hygiene Kits (unopened)

The Other Bank no longer accepts the following donations: cosmetics, hair styling products/tools, perfume/cologne, medicine, contact lens solution, supplements/vitamins, toys, food.

For more information about The Other Bank, please visit


Annual Professional Development Conference

August 16, 2017 ICSEW Professional Development Conference Presentations

Kaylyne Newell: Goal Setting PresentationAdobe PDF Document

Sue Couper: Preparing Your Job Search PackageAdobe PDF Document and Leading from the HeartAdobe PDF Document

Ashley Harris: Quick TipsAdobe PDF Document and Job AlertsAdobe PDF Document and STAR Interviewing Response TechniqueAdobe PDF Document and Resume and Interview TipsAdobe PDF Document

Dr. Larry Iverson Success ThoughtsAdobe PDF Document

Judge G. Helen Whitener: Success in Difficult Times Adobe PDF Document

Career Advancement Panel: Career Advancement PanelAdobe PDF Document

Ann Hartman: Plain TalkAdobe PDF Document and Passive Voice HandoutAdobe PDF Document

Sandra Cohen: The Cycle of ReflectingAdobe PDF Document


ICSEW Conference 2015!

The 2015 conference focuses again on enriching the lives of state employed women through advocacy, outreach, and opportunity.

ICSEW has confirmed some great speakers ready to address topics of Professional and personal development, Financial Security and Lean processes, Health and Wellness, Technology, and Cultural Competency.

Below is a working list of confirmed speakers and topics we are excited to bring to this year’s event:

Topic Presenters
Ask the Recruiter Alvina Mao, Human Resources Consultant, Dept. of Transportation
Chuck Johnson, Human Resources Consultant, Dept. of Transportation
Bullying & LGBT Awareness Kathy Kravit-Smith, Retired Pierce County Parks & Recreation
Jessica McKimmie, Pizza Klatch Executive Director
Climb Your Mountain Dr. Rolanda Cawthon, Adjunct Professor at Brandman University – Chapman University System
Diversity/ Equity Chanin Kelly-Rae, WA State Diversity Manager
Chanin is a nationally recognized subject matter expert of diversity, inclusion, and equity policy and strategies.
LEAN Samantha Einarson, CPI Director, WA Military Dept.
Making Informed Public Sector Career Decisions Angie Hogenson, Enterprise Classification, Compensation & Human Resources Analytics Manager
Kamaron Durocher, Senior Compensation Manager
Audrey Ulrich, Enterprise Classification & Compensation Consultant
Motivational Speaker Stacy Duhon, Professional Coach, Workshop Leader, Aspiring Speaker & Author; Master’s degrees in statistics, coaching and consulting.
Presentation topics to be determined.
Multi-Generational Workplace Jacqueline Galan, HR Recruitment, Training & Diversity Manager, Dept. of Ecology
Results Washington Wendy Korthius-Smith, Director of Results Washington
Chuck Johnson, Human Resources Consultant, Dept. of Transportation
SharePoint 2013 Sara Murphy, Information Technology Architect, Dept. of Ecology