On Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8, 2011, the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the Inland Empire Veterans Collaborative are partnering to host the 2011 CalVet Women Veterans Conference: Enhancing Inner Beauty, Inner Strength to address the issues that impact the lives of women veterans.
This two-day conference will educate women veterans about their VA benefits and connect them with job opportunities and various resources. Women veterans, including those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, face challenges when making the transition from military duty back to civilian life. Many find it difficult to obtain employment while dealing with issues such as post traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma and homelessness. The conference will also feature dynamic keynote and motivational speakers, a Military Women Veterans Panel: Telling Their Stories and an open forum with California Legislators. Two women veterans will be recognized as recipients of the 2011 California Woman Veteran of the Year Award. The conference hours are Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the DoubleTree, Hotel Ontario Airport, 222 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA.