"What Does a Woman Veteran Look Like"- Campaign - Women Veterans Alliance

“What Does a Woman Veteran Look Like”- Campaign

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A couple of months ago I wrote a blog post “Women are Veterans Too”, which was followed by an interview on Sac&Co abc10 with the purpose to bring awareness that women that have served in the military are Veterans.  To continue this community awareness, Women Veterans Alliance is kicking off a new campaign “What Does a Woman Veteran Look Like”.

We have partnered with James R. Morrison Photography to help us capture the images of the women veterans who have volunteered to be part of this project.  Navy veteran James R. Morrison and his wife Mara are tremendous supporters of Women Veterans and are graciously donating their time to create these unique and professional images.

Each week we will feature a woman veteran’s story and a photo via blog post on our website. If you are a woman veteran and interested in participating in this project please complete this form.

~Melissa Washington, Director/Founder



Press Release


James R. Morrison Photography –  Project Supporting  Women Veterans Alliance


September 2015

The Women Veterans Alliance was founded in 2014 by Melissa Washington, a Navy veteran, and business leader in Sacramento. Melissa recognized the need to bring women veterans together for networking, professional development, and mentorship. Essentially, the Women Veterans Alliance is a community catalyst to honor the courage and sacrifice women veterans have made.

The photography project entitled, What Does A Women Veteran Look Like? by James R. Morrison Photography is a collaborative effort to support and bring attention to the Women Veterans Alliance. The project objective is creating a series of professional images raising awareness of the women veterans who shape, contribute and improve our lives. Each woman portrayed in this series has a unique story to share. They include business leaders, students, program managers, entrepreneurs and educational professionals serving veterans in organizations throughout the area.

What does a woman veteran look like? Most of us would be surprised to learn the woman standing next to them could be a veteran.


As a Navy veteran and proud supporter of the Women’s Veteran Alliance, James R. Morrison is excited by the opportunities this project presents. His life and business partner, Mara, will join him as production manager and personal liaison to the women veterans involved. In his 30 years as a professional portrait photographer this is one of James most challenging and gratifying projects. They feel privileged to support and recognize these women veterans by creating portraits reflecting their personal strength and spirit.


James R. Morrison Photography

James R. Morrison Photography is a professional photography company who believes in the power of personal images. We provide connectivity for our clients by visually defining who they are, what they do and why they do it. We create images that build relationships and illustrate the difference people make in their business, community and the world around them.  Building trust, delivering exceptional service and developing solid professional and personal relationships with clients, their staff and organization are values representative of James R. Morrison Photography. We are available for executive, corporate and editorial assignments throughout Northern California. Member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

Contact James at 916-436-8936    Email: james@jamesrmorrison.com

Contact J.Mara at 916- 936-2724  Email: jmara@jamesrmorrison.com


Women Veterans Alliance

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

WVA meets the 3rd Thursday of every month and location rotates throughout Greater Sacramento. The meeting is open to any women that has served or currently serving.

Women Veterans Alliance is a community catalyst to honor the courage and sacrifice that women veterans have made. The organization is volunteer based and operates using private donations and sponsorship, fundraising, and grant funding, where available. For more information about the organization, to become a volunteer, or to donate, please contact us.

Contact: Melissa Washington  http://www.womenveteransalliance.org/

69 Lincoln Blvd. Suite A306  Lincoln CA 95648 TAX ID 47-4859727




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