About Us- Women Veterans Alliance

About Us

WVA was founded in 2015, by Melissa A. 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, Yolo/Solano and Tulare County. Chapter meetings are open to any women that have served or currently serving. WVA is a nonpartisan organization. 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, disabled veteran owned small business. Read Founder's Bio here.

WVA in the News

Women Veterans Alliance, Founder Melissa Washington on FOX40

January 2018- WVA President & Founder on Dr. Phil Show

November 2017- abc10 Thank her for her service

November 2017- Operation American Dream TV Show

November 2017- Blog Talk Radio "Atten Hut all hands on deck"

September 2017- Veterans Helping Veterans TV 

August 2017- KOST 103.5 Women Veterans Alliance on "The Sunday Journal"

June 2017 Carmichael Times "Women's Veterans Event Honors Many Who Served"

May 2017 - Homeland

April 2017 - Sacramento Business Journal - Women Who Mean Business 2017

April 2017 - Placer Veterans Stand Down 2017 Interview: Mike Luszczak, Melissa Washington 

April 2017 - Comstock "Threads of Honor"

March 2017 Good Day Sacramento 

March 2017 Sacramento Bee "Unconference"

March 2017 - FRA today The Magazine of the Fleet Reserve Association

March 2017 - Homeland Magazine

February 2017 - Veterans Helping Veterans TV

January 2017- National Defense Radio 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
p: 916.253.7357