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Women Veterans Alliance Encourages Support and Empowerment of Underserved Women Military Veterans on Veteran's Day and Throughout the Year

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Women Veterans Alliance Melissa A. Washington, Founder and CEO
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - EntSun -- They are invisible warriors – women veterans of the United States military. More than two million women have served and according to a recent study by the Rand Corporation, that number is expected to grow by 6% in the next decade. Yet, women veterans are not recognized in the same way as men who have served.

"Women veterans have been underserved, unrecognized, and experience the continued assumption that we are the spouse of a veteran," said Melissa A. Washington, Founder and CEO of Women Veterans Alliance, a networking and event company, providing resources to equip, empower, and encourage women who have served in the U.S. military. "They leave their families, giving their time, talents, and skills to protect others. But when veterans, especially women, come home, there is a battle they often fight alone."

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According to policy researchers at the Rand Corporation, when women service members transition to civilian life they become "invisible, not recognized as veterans in the same way as their male peers." The report identifies gaps in resources available to women and makes recommendations for future research.

Women Veterans Alliance, along with other women veterans and supporters, is on a mission to empower women veterans in communities across America. They are collectively leading and supporting the women veterans' movement. They are connecting women veterans to their benefits and each other and helping them reintegrate back into our communities.

"Impacting a woman veteran's life positively changes her life and also her family," Washington said. "On November 11, we celebrate the men and women who have made the sacrifice to serve in the military. This Veterans Day let's not forget the women who have served and continue to serve in our communities."

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To learn more about how to support women warriors, visit www.WomenVeteransAlliance.com

About Women Veterans Alliance
Women Veterans Alliance is a woman, disabled veteran owned small business, that was founded in 2015 by Melissa A. Washington. Melissa is a Navy Veteran and a member of the U.S. Small Business Administration Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs. She saw a need to bring women veterans together to equip, empower and encourage each other. Women Veterans Alliance reaches out to women veterans, and those transitioning out of the military, and connects them with the training, tools, support, and resources to discover and advance their career path and connect women vets with each other.

Eileen Gaffen

Source: Women Veterans Alliance
Filed Under: Women

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