Ms. Sharon Robino-West, “The Difficulty is Your Driver”
Please join us on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, as we hear Ms. Sharon Robino-West’s key topic, “The Difficulty is Your Driver”. Ms. Robino-West is the Community Employment Coordinator at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
Additionally, she will share some life lessons from her own experience, and she will talk about tools that have helped her grow. Sharon is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who works for the Veterans Administration.
Sharon Robino-West is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the mother of a combat veteran. She was featured in the NET segment “The Warrior’s Pen” in 2015 discussing the importance of writing and the Veteran experience, and published a creative nonfiction piece called “I Honor You” in “As You Were: Volume II, a publication of Military Experience and the Arts”. Her piece “Into the Unknown” was read in performance by Alfre Woodard at the 2016 Gala for the Writers Guild Initiative of America East in New York City, where she was also a keynote speaker at the event. She was a featured speaker at UNO in a segment of “The Vietnam War: Lessons and Legacies Symposium” during a segment called “Healing the Veteran: The Veteran Writer”. She performed a TedXOmaha talk called “Healing the Unspeakable” in 2017, and most recently published several pieces in the Nebraska Warrior Writers Anthology published in November of 2020.
Robino-West is from Omaha, Nebraska and holds a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Change. She helped found one of the first programs for Women Veterans in Nebraska and served as Program Manager for the At Ease program at Lutheran Family Services. In 2014 Sharon was awarded Outstanding Veterans Advocate by Civic Nebraska in Lincoln, and in 2018 she was a Tribute to Women Honoree here in Omaha. She currently works for the Veterans Administration and continues to hold Healing Writing workshops in the community and is certified in the AWA Method.
*Attendance is limited to 40 people total as Heartland Women’s Network observes CDC guidelines for social distancing. Masks will be required per Omaha city regulations.
If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.
Member Spotlight – May 2021