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Huge Growth in Businesses Owned by Women Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Craig Newmark

Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. Ac...

Changing the Dialogue for Women Vets

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The stories of female vets don't always get traction. For example, awareness of concerns like Military Sexual Trauma have recently received recognition. Yet, the experiences that women go through in the military frequently remain under the radar.

33 Powerful Photos Of Military Women Serving Their Country

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women

"People don’t know: What is a female veteran? What does she look like? What does she bring to the table? What did we do over there?” That...

Do You Know What a Woman Veteran Looks Like?

Julie Barnes | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women
Julie Barnes

For those serving in the military who are mothers, the phrase "it takes a village" gains a whole new meaning. The need for a trustworthy, loving network of friends or family that can step in while you're deployed or off training is imperative.

What It's Like to Be a Woman in the Military

Stacy Bare | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
Stacy Bare

A few days ago I had the opportunity to speak with Gayle Tzemach-Lemmon about her travels to Afghanistan and her latest book, Ashley's War, about the training and deployment of a group of women in the United States Army who fought alongside male Special Operations forces in Afghanistan.

Women Veterans: Ever Been Homeless?

Lily Casura | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Lily Casura

While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has made great strides in reducing the number of homeless male veterans in cities across America, the numbers of homeless female veterans are actually on the rise.

Our Mission Continues: Can Service on the Home Front Help Female Veterans Reintegrate to Civilian Life?

Mary Beth Bruggeman | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Mary Beth Bruggeman

ince joining The Mission Continues this past March, I've re-found the sense of purpose I so valued while in the military. I'm part of a team that accepts and honors me for all of my characteristics. I'm able to lead again, and the feeling of pride and inclusiveness that I had when I stood on that field in my Marine Corps uniform after the Naval Academy graduation has been restored.

Women Who Served in the Military in High Demand for Job Openings

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Brien

There is no shortage of programs to recruit, hire, and retain veterans for civilian employment, but industry leaders such as Verizon have now turned their attention to Women Veterans specifically for the obvious skills, talent, education, training, and qualifications they add to the workforce.

Veteran Services Must Account for Changing Demographics

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veteran reintegration works best when it is local, tailored individually and holistically to meet the unique needs of each veteran. Put another way, what works for a man doesn't always work for a woman -- and vice versa.

Amanda Terkel

Survey: Women Say They Don't Feel 'Respected And Valued' As Veterans | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women are still struggling to gain respect for their military service and be taken seriously as veterans, according to a new survey rele...

Why I'm Raising Money for Women Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

She runs the Women Veterans Program at Swords to Plowshare, and is the main mentor for all the women in the program. She also provides community education, and is an absolutely tireless advocate for women vets.

Why You Don't Know She's a Military Veteran and Four Things You Can Do

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

But while we prepare our service members to hang up their uniforms and to enter the civilian workforce, we must stop the media vomit of stories that position military women as victims because the truth is the exact opposite of that.

Celebrating ALL Veterans and Breaking Down Gender Barriers

Nancy A. Glowacki | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Nancy A. Glowacki

As the proportion of women in the veteran population continues to grow, all efforts to expand economic opportunities for veterans must include consideration of the additional strengths and challenges of working women.

Donté Stallworth

Female World War II Veteran Continues Breaking Barriers Well Into Her 90s | Donté Stallworth | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When 96-year-old Ruth Dunlap arrived at the airport last year for a flight to Washington, D.C., she was notified that she would be the o...

Run to Remember: Honoring 160 Fallen Sisters in Iraq and Afghanistan

Kelsey L. Campbell | Posted 12.16.2014 | DC
Kelsey L. Campbell

The scrolling images of the 160 fallen sisters will be in my mind. All of us gave some, but these women gave all. And for that, we owe them this modest commemoration.

Home From War, Sergeant Swann Faces New Battles in "Fort Bliss"

Kelsey L. Campbell | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Kelsey L. Campbell

Over 2.5 million women have slicked back their hair and donned a uniform for this country. They have honorably served, often making numerous personal sacrifices for the red, white, and blue. This film is a snapshot into what hopefully is a larger conversation about the many sheros amongst us today.

Women Veterans Look Toward Furthering Their Education

Barbara Mujica | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Barbara Mujica

America's two million female veterans are looking toward the future, and many are improving their employment opportunities by enrolling in courses. What issues do women veterans confront when they return to school?

Why Aren't We Talking About Homeless Female Veterans?

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women

In his new PBS series "Coming Back with Wes Moore," Army veteran Wes Moore explores the often painful process of returning home from combat, including...

Veterans Talk About Women in Combat

Barbara Mujica | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Barbara Mujica

In 2013 women became eligible for the same combat opportunities as men in the armed services. President Obama has advocated vigorously for women in combat, and the goal is for the Armed Services to fully integrate women into all spheres by January 1, 2016.

Women's History Month: Honoring Our Nation's Women Veterans

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Gregory C. Scott

The United Nations has declared this year's theme, "Equality For Women is Progress For All." When we pause and think about the progress women have made in the military, they oftentimes still fall behind their male counterparts.

Service. Sacrifice. Success.

K. Sujata | Posted 05.13.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Many veterans who return from active duty encounter a difficult transition to civilian life. They come back to a poor economy in which jobs are scarce. The WBDC discovered that there was only one program in the U.S. that provided women veterans with the tools they need to become successful entrepreneurs.

Dear Military Spouses: I'm Sorry

Kayla Williams | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Kayla Williams

We're willing to watch movies like Twelve Years a Slave to try to imagine that experience, willing to read books about being young wizards and let our imaginations take us into that world -- why can we not do the same for troops and veterans?

Homegrown by Heroes Program to Roll out Nationwide

Linda Watson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Linda Watson

Would you make a special effort to buy food raised by veterans?

Successful Veterans Reintegration Starts With Holistic Services and Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Though Veterans Day comes just once a year, we should remember to thank and support our veterans all year long. At Goodwill, we encourage you to let the veterans in your life know that we stand ready to help them address their career needs.

Women Proudly Serve

Starlyn Lara | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Starlyn Lara

Women veterans need the opportunity to talk and socialize with other veterans who can understand and relate to their own experiences. Imagine the impact if each one of us would take the challenge of paying it forward to a fellow woman veteran transitioning.