The Second Annual  P.O.W.W.O.W will be held May 18th from 8am-5pm at the Casper Events Center.  As a veteran of Desert Storm, I was pretty excited to hear about this event and hope to see many other women vets join in the festivities.  The event is free to all women who have served in the military.  The day will be filled with guest speakers, workshops, activities and camaraderie!

POWWOW 2013's first keynote speaker will be Liz Cheney!

Liz Cheney is an attorney and specialist in U.S. Middle East policy. She is the founder and chairman of the board of Keep America Safe, a non-profit organization dedicated to education and advocacy about American national security policy. As a Fox News contributor, she provides analysis on US national security policy and the 2012 elections. She is also the co-author of Vice President Cheney’s memoirs, In My Time, published in 2011.

Previously, Ms. Cheney served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. In this capacity, she was the second-ranking State Department official responsible for U.S. policy in the Middle East. Prior to that, Ms. Cheney served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2002 to 2004. She was responsible for the establishment of the $300 million Middle East Partnership Initiative to support political, economic and educational reform and the empowerment of women in the Middle East.

Ms. Cheney practiced law at White & Case LLP in the area of international project finance from 1996 to 1999. From 1999 to 2002 she served on assignment with the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Ms. Cheney served previously at the Department of State and at the Agency for International Development from 1989 to 1993 designing and managing US assistance projects in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Ms. Cheney is a member of the International Board of Visitors at the University of Wyoming. Ms. Cheney also serves on the board of the Institute for the Study of War and Rivers of Recovery, an organization based in Wyoming that provides rehabilitation for military veterans through fly-fishing.

She earned her law degree from the University of Chicago in 1996 and her bachelor’s degree from the Colorado College in 1988. She is married to Philip J. Perry and they have five children.

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