Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2017 VA National Women Veterans Summit

These excerpts are re-posted from VAntage Point, the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.blogs.va.gov/

“Women Veterans account for approximately 10 percent of the U.S. Veteran population, which will grow to 15 percent by 2030. While many of their challenges and opportunities are similar to those of their male counterparts, some are unique or disproportionate to the women Veterans population—which is younger and more ethnically diverse than their male peers.   It is for this reason that VA is planning a national platform to discuss these issues—the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit.

The 2017 summit will focus on the needs and issues important to women Veterans and provide training, information and guidance to assist women Veterans—and those who serve them—with navigating through VA and community resources.” 12439529_10154434549355830_1005212375062799945_n (1)

“The event is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 17 through Saturday, March 18 in Dallas, Texas. These dates and a location will be confirmed soon. Please check out the Center for Women Veterans website for updates and registration information. We hope to see you there.”

– Kayla Williams is the director of VA’s Center for Women Veterans.

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