“Women veterans have to stand up and empower each other. We can not wait for the government or whomever to do it, we are the force that can make the change"
~Melissa Washington, WVA Founder
When people think of veterans, they usually don't think about the countless women that have also made the sacrifice to serve. What is troubling, is the women that have served that do not consider themselves a veteran. The reasons :
- Veterans are from the Vietnam era
- Did not serve in combat
- Never left CONUS (Continental United States)
- "Just" did 2 or 3 years
- Was in during peace time
- Was told I am not a veteran
Ladies, if you served in the military, you are veteran.
There are so many programs and resources that are available out there for women veterans that are under utilized because women do not self identify as Veterans.
Women Veterans Alliance was started in 2015 as there was not an organization locally that was providing a way for local women veterans to connect with each other. We are a grass roots effort that is making a change in women veterans lives! We still have a long way to go, but if we can all stand up and empower each other we can get there a lot quicker.
The purpose of WVA is to: Empower Women Veterans: networking, career and professional development and mentorship for women that have served and are currently serving.
Let's help each other, whether we got out 25 years ago or yesterday. * Paid membership not required to attend meetings.
Yearly Membership Effective January 1st, 2017:
- $30 students & retirees
- $50 Active Duty
- $75 working
- $100 business owners
- $300 Lifetime - Payment arrangements can be made.
- Scholarship program for 1 year
One time registration fee $25
WVA Membership Benefits:
|Camaraderie with other women veterans||Be a part of the Movement!|
|Access to private Facebook group||Women Veterans Alliance Member- Car Sticker|
|Discount in WVA Store||Alerts- Latest Breaking News|
|News & Info to keep you informed||Free Member Webinars with Guest Experts|
|Membership includes all chapters||Access to full WVA member directory searchable by all members|
|*Complimentary admission to Mix & Mingles (4 per year)||*Area monthly event (7 per year) with educational speaker|
Discount to National WVA Unconference held twice a year to include:
|Membership Card and Monthly Giveaways|
Lifetime and Business Members (includes above +):
Complimentary listing on Woman Veteran Owned Business Directory
*Free vendor table at all Mix & Mingles & Unconference
Non Business WVA Members can have their business listed for $49
Your business promoted on social media and in email updates
Drop if office space at Women's Business Center in Sacramento
*These are available if a chapter is operating in your area