WVA was founded in 2015, by Melissa Washington a Navy Veteran who saw a need to bring women veterans together to help empower each other.
Women Veterans Alliance (WVA)mission: To empower women that have served or are currently serving through networking, career and professional development, and mentorship.
The goals of Women Veterans Alliance are:
- To Equip women with the tools to pursue a rewarding career
- To Empower those women who want to become entrepreneurs
- To Encourage women veteran through Mentorship to include young women that want to join the military
- To Strengthen the sisterhood bond between women veterans
- To Develop and Maintain strong community of women veteran supporters
- To Educate the community that Women that have served are Veterans
Active chapters are Nevada County, Sacramento, South Placer County, Silicon Valley, and Yolo/Solano. With more chapters to come. The chapter meetings are open to any women that have served or currently serving.
We are a social enterprise that has formed an alliance with the nonprofit California Capital Women's Business Center. We partner with organizations that support the same mission of empowering women and/or veterans. To endure we need strong partnerships with businesses, nonprofits, government, community groups, veteran service organizations, and individuals.
Women Veterans Alliance is a 100% woman, service disabled veteran owned small business. Read Founder's Bio here.
WVA in the News
May 2017 - Homeland
April 2017 - Comstock "Threads of Honor"
March 2017 Good Day Sacramento
March 2017 Sacramento Bee "Unconference"
March 2017 - Homeland Magazine
February 2017 - Veterans Helping Veterans TV
January 2017- National Defense Radio Show
November 2016- 1380AM & 105.5 Ed Outland Show
November 2016- Price of Business Talk Radio
September 2016- Sirius XM Business, Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg
August 2016- Board of Equalization Resource Expo for Veterans
July 2016 KIXE Forum "Women Veterans Alliance" start at 12:25
May 2016 - Good Day - Veterans Stand Down
May 2016- Good Day "Style A Vet"
April 2016- FOX40 "California Women Veterans Unconference"
April 2016- Good Day "Women Veterans ONE STOP"
March 2016- KFBK AM1530 "Melissa Washington, Hometown Hero"
March 2016 Live Wire Episode- Women Veterans History Month
January 2016- FOX40 "Women Veterans ONE STOP"
November 2015- KFBK AM1530 "Alliance Looks to Empower Women Veterans"
For more information about the organization, to become a volunteer, or to donate, please contact us.
69 Lincoln Blvd. Suite A306
Lincoln CA 95648