- Women who are currently serving or have served in any branch of the U.S. Military
- Women Veteran State Coordinators
- Women Veteran Coordinators from all federal agencies
- Women Veterans in Corporate America
- Women Veteran Groups and Advocates
- Veterans Service Organizations
- Corporate, private and federal Employee Resource Groups
- Corporate Recruiters
I was reminded that the needs, challenges, and barriers faced by women veterans are strikingly similar from coast to coast. We also share concerns about homelessness, unemployment, and inaccessible or unavailable mental or physical health services specific to women veterans. This resonates in conversations I have with women veterans around Oregon, where I often hear them say they wish they had access to a national mission-focused organization developed by women veterans, for women veterans, about women veterans. They want the camaraderie and support of the veteran sisterhood, which they cannot find in service organizations like the VFW and American Legion, but they also want an organization that ?gets? them and focuses on women. Having spent two days at the 2016 WVI Summit, I believe that Women Veterans Interactive closely aligns with what women veterans want in a service organization. Thank you, Ginger, for your apparent time and investment in WVI. I look forward to future participation!
For the past two years, my Veterans Day has been spent in Washington, DC as a member of the Women Veterans Interactive. The weekend was full of information regarding issues AND SOLUTIONS concerning our women vets. Each branch of the military was beautifully represented. GO ARMY!! The speakers were phenomenal, and the new and old friendships continue to be awesome. There is enough ?weight? in the room to move mountains on your behalf. Check us out and become a part of something that is laser-focused on helping our sisters in arms. Go to WomenVeteransInteractive.org for more information and details about membership.
Had a wonderful Veterans Day weekend with a group of beautiful women veterans. Met some lovely Ladies, heard stories of strength and resilience, and received tools for self-improvement and preparation for life after the military. Inspired by Ginger Baine Miller and her heart for the state of women veterans and blessed by her organization Women Veterans Interactive (WVI). Thanks, Sharon D. Green for keeping me in the loop and always looking out for a sista!
This will be my third conference attendance. The WVI conference was very informative and powerful. The forum allowed us to be amongst our sisters in arms from all branches. The Speakers were at the conference were informative on jobs, networking, VA benefit entitlements, how to get help after departing the military, using our military skills for the civilian workforce or creating a business. I learned so much and felt so comfortable with women that I fit in with. At the end I made new friends and gained knowledge that enabled me to help the next sister in arms for life after the military.
As a first-time attendee at the 2017 WVI Women Veterans Leadership and Diversity Conference, I must say that the conference exceeded my expectations? the agenda was perfectly balanced and included relevant information for women veterans, ample time for connection and engagement, support for transition and benefits, as well as time for undeniable fun and excitement. I especially appreciated being able to participate on the workforce development panel and the Corporate Roundtable. Both specific efforts are indicative of Ginger?s passion to ensure the attendees are well informed and prepared in their post-military journey. In addition, being able to partner with WVI to collect empirical data from women veterans to better understand their transition and work experience needs, as well as being able to potentially use the data to influence the design of future WVI conferences and sessions is remarkable. I applaud Ginger?s ability to turn her passion in support of homeless women veterans into an event that ultimately celebrates, educates, and informs ALL women veterans. I am encouraged and will continue to serve and support WVI!