Award: HONORING WOMEN IN NEW YORK
Elizabeth M. Miller, is a pioneer for equal labor. Currently serving as the Executive Director of the Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC), she is responsible for one of 22 Centers throughout New York Statethat helps displaced homemakers find employment. Ms. Miller’s passion for the Center started over 15 years ago when she was hired as the Training Coordinator, developing the employment network still used today to assist over 300 women each year transition back into the workplace.
A community activist and leader, Ms. Miller’s comprehensive involvement is impressive. She is proud not only of the accomplishments with WERC, but also her cumulative service of over 15 years as an dynamic community member and volunteer.
She has held officer positions as President, Vice-President and Treasurer for numerous non-profits and associations including Women in Development, Job Placement Consortium, Guilderland PTA Council, Boy Scout Troop 46, and Cub Pack 211. She also enjoys being an active member on the Workforce Readiness Committee for the Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA) and volunteering with her son, Chris, for community events and local charities.
Holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Albany, she has maintained her Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR) since 2004 and continues to work towards her Certificate in Non-Pro t Management. She has over 20 years of human resource, management and training and development experience, and is a 2010 graduate of the Rensselaer Leadership Institute.