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Women Veterans Transition Space 1st Annual Capitol Hill Summit
WASHINGTON, DC — On March 29, 2016 in honor of Women’s History Month, the First Women Veterans Transition Space Mobile (WVTS) Summit and Breakfast will take place 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, presented by AMVETS.
This Women Veterans Transition Space (WVTS) event is designed to bring together corporations, government agencies, policymakers and experts to discuss best practices in supporting and hiring women veterans as they transition from the military into the civilian workforce.
“We are thrilled to have AMVETS as the Presenting Sponsor for such a noteworthy event and what better place than the Nation’s Capital for such a collaboration.” said Ginger Miller, President of Women Veterans Interactive (WVI). “At a time when support for women veterans is not anywhere where it should be, I commend AMVETS for stepping up the plate. We look forward to partnering with AMVETS to support the women who have proudly, bravely and unselfishly served our country.”
The Women Veterans Transition Space (WVTS) is a Women Veterans Interactive (WVI) program designed to connect women veterans to a network of career development and employment opportunities driven by industry executives and community partners. These events are excellent networking opportunities and foster an atmosphere that allows industry executives to interact with women veterans and learn firsthand about some of the employment struggles women veterans face.
Women veterans are a unique addition to any growth environment as they not only satisfy diversity recruitment goals, but also arrive with phenomenal leadership skills. They are seasoned team players and have a wealth of proven technical, social and personal balance skills. WVTS is dedicated to leveraging and connecting these skills to meet the employment needs of women veterans and the needs of the civilian workforce.
“We are proud to be raising our voices with WVI as co-champions for change and are confident that this partnership will enhance our joint service offerings for this nation’s heroes, especially for our women veterans.” said Jim Pidgeon, AMVETS National Commander. “The reality of women in the military is even further divorced from America’s limited understanding of what it’s like to be a deployed soldier and on the battlefield. Changing the dialogue and breaking down the cultural barriers in how today’s society relates and understands its military are critical to delivering the services and support our veterans need,” said Pidgeon. “Nearly 280,000 women have served since Sept. 11, and almost 9% of those women are unemployed, facing homelessness at twice the rate of non-veteran women. The VA estimates younger female veterans kill themselves 12 times as often as non-veterans, rapidly approaching the male veteran suicide rate.”
About women veterans interactive
Women Veterans Interactive is an award winning nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting women veterans at their points of need through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach and Unification. WVI has been recognized by the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama and has supported more than 1,000 women veterans and their families since inception in 2011. Visitwww.womenvetransinteractive.org for more information
A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America’s armed forces, AMVETS provides support for Veterans and the active military, including the National Guard and Reserves, in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nation’s citizens and Veterans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest congressionally-chartered Veterans’ service organizations in the United States, and includes members from each branch of the military, including the National Guard and Reserves. AMVETS.org