Coast Guard Academy Women’s Leadership Council presidents and vice presidents: Cadet 2nd Class Elizabeth Miller, Cadet 1st Class Kyla Hughley, Cadet First Class Mikki Hepler, Cadet 2nd Class Emma Compagnoni. Hughley- "The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble." – Serena Williams Hepler- “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” – Ayn Rand

Promoting a healthy environment with the Women’s Leadership Council

In today’s increasingly global world, understanding diverse cultures and embracing differences is essential to success. Given the challenges and far-reaching missions of the Coast Guard, wise cadets seek to strengthen their understanding of other cultures and faiths, while growing in their own tradition. As a result, they better understand themselves, those with whom they serve, as well as the public they will encounter. The Coast Guard Academy’s Women’s Leadership Council works to promote female health and wellness, create professional female leadership networks and create positive relationships between female and male cadets.


Charting your course while helping others navigate theirs

Closing out Women’s History Month, the Fifth Annual Bay Area Women’s Leadership Symposium brought together presenters and participates from a diversity of experience, background, and specialties.


Women’s History Month: Honoring the legacy of military women

Since the late 1940s women have been serving and defending our nation with great pride, honor and valor. Ida Lewis, keeper of the Lime Rock Light, was credited with saving 18 lives, though it may have been as high as 36. Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown, a healthcare specialist, became the first female during the war in Afghanistan and only the second female since World War II to receive the Silver Star Medal, the United States’ third-highest medal for valor.


Senior Chief Sparks

Women’s Leadership Symposium: Inspired by the past, focused on the future

At the 2011 Women’s Leadership Symposium, the largest gathering of military women in the country, tales of the historic achievements of service women are the norm which makes this event the perfect opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of two of today’s Coast Guard women and the impact their leadership and mentorship has had on those who have had the privilege of serving with them.


VADM Brice-O’Hara on leadership and the future of the Coast Guard

A little more than a week after assuming her duties, the Coast Guard’s second female Vice Commandant found herself before a room of women wearing Coast Guard blue and looking to the service’s highest ranking woman for leadership, counsel and […]


CG Haiti response recognized at Women’s Leadership Symposium

The Coast Guard is well-known for being the only American military service in which no career opportunity is closed to women. Just last week, Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara became the second woman to ascend to the service’s second highest office […]