Ginger Miller, CEO of Women Veterans Interactive, discusses challenges faced by female veterans and military families during her interview on DefenseNews. She is the wife of a veteran, and Navy Veteran herself. Together, her and her husband overcame homelessness and she started her own organization to help other female veterans going through similar types of trials. Read More
The WVI Legacy Scholarship program recognizes the importance of education and helping the children of women veterans to achieve their educational goals. The program offers financial support to college bound students of women veterans seeking undergraduate degrees. Scholarships are awarded only to coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need. Read More
Women Veterans Interactive hosted a three-day conference on issues impacting female service members and veterans Nov. 9 – 11 at National Harbor, Md. The event presented information on support services available to women veterans and tools to help them transition smoothly to life beyond military service. This was WVI’s second annual Veterans Day Celebration, and included presentations from the U.S. Department of Labor, VA, organizations dedicated to helping female veterans pursue entrepreneurship and social justice and a keynote speech by financial adviser Suze Orman.
Priscilla Eddy of Bethesda, Md., a retired Navy hospital corpsman, praised the event for the opportunity to connect with and support other women veterans, many of whom she first met in conjunction with a University of Maryland focus group.
“There’s a connection when you meet other women vets, and we have kept in touch,” Eddy said. “Male service members have that bond, all the time. Even those who are seriously wounded and part of a wounded warrior unit, they all say, ‘I just want to get back to my unit.’ But as women we don’t have that. The day they land, they’re Mom again.”
The weekend also included a job fair, relaxed networking and a river cruise.
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Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 11, 2011
Women Veterans Interactive announced today that under their new initiative, the organization will address the critical needs of women veterans and their families. WVI was launched in June of this year as the brainchild of Ginger Miller, a Navy Veteran and military spouse. Also a member of the Maryland Commission on Women, Miller overcame homelessness, raised her sons, cared for her disabled veteran husband, worked three jobs and attended school fulltime before becoming an entrepreneur. Armed with some of the most talented women veterans and military spouses and through constructive advocacy efforts and peer to peer interaction, WVI is “standing in the gap” to support women veterans and their families.