“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.
Yearly Membership Effective January 1st, 2017:
- $30 students & retirees
- $50 Active Duty
- $75 working
- $100 business owners
- $300 Lifetime (includes limited edition water bottle while they last)- 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|
|WVA Gear 10%||Free Member Webinars with Guest Experts|
|Members Only Resources||Frequent Updates|
|Membership includes all chapters||Access to full WVA member directory|
|*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:
Complimentary listing on Women Veterans Exchange (WX )
*Free vendor table at all Mix & Mingles
|Your business promoted on social media and in email updates|
*These are available if a chapter is operating in your area