WiN's History


Kirk Hanlin, Assistant Chief of NRCS, 

and Sharyn Alvarez, Former WiN President.

How WIN Began

National Organization of Professional Women in NRCS 

In 2008, I joined with the National Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager and held a joint SEPM training workshop for the FWPMs and the HEPMs at the annual National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees (NOPHNRCSE). Why did I do this? FEW (Federally Employed Women) cut the training days for agencies from two days to one day. The Department of Agriculture FWPM would take the morning to host an FWPM event and that left me with the afternoon to provide training to their FWPMs.