Strong Women, Strong Coffee encourages business professionals and entrepreneurs to build meaningful connections. Fueled by caffeine & passion, this free online webinar will feature a live interview with a strong woman who has achieved success in business or entrepreneurship. The audience will hear her story of success and feel a connection with other strong women on their journeys, finding inspiration along the way.


Join us March 24 for Strong Women, Strong Coffee featuring Rochelle Crump.

Rochelle is the President and Founder of the National Women Veterans United (NWVU), a 501c3 not for profit Military Women Veterans Organization, formed in March 2005, for military women veterans of all branches of the Armed Forces, enlisted and officers and of all backgrounds, War and Peacetime. Under Rochelle’s leadership NWVU successfully advocated for the IL Women Veterans License Plate. There is limited acknowledgement of military women veterans, and NWVU felt the need to recognize women veterans who never got a welcome home parade. NWVU created the “Women Veterans are Heroes Too” medal as a way to highlight their significant contributions of service in the Armed Forces.

Rochelle retired from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS), on May 31, 2018, as the Chief of African American Services, where she was employed with the State of Illinois for nearly fifteen (15) years). During this tenure she also served as the interim EEO Officer/Deputy Director and the ADA Coordinator. In addition Rochelle served as the liaison to the African American Advisory Council, and the liaison to the African American State Employment Plan, the IDCFS Birth Parent Steering Committee and other important internal and external Committees. Rochelle found it hard not to serve veterans, and employees would send employee veterans to her for assistance. With the help of one of her NWVU members who also worked at IDCFS, she created a preveteran’s day recognition for veterans who were employed with IDCFS, set up refreshments and a veteran’s information table during their break and lunch hour. Human Resources then stepped in and included all of the employee names to personalize it and sent it out state wide to IDCFS offices.

Rochelle Crump served honorably in the United States Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during the Vietnam Era 1971 -1973.

 

 

 

 

  • March 24, 2021
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
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