By Debbie Gregory.
It’s been six years since the VA held its last national-level event for women veterans, and a lot has changed since 2011.
Registration is now open for the Women Veterans Summit, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, Texas, August 25-26, with an opening reception on August. 24. Focusing on the issues important to women veterans, the event will provide training and guidance in navigating VA resources, as well as the resources that are available at the state, local, and partner level.
One of the keynote speakers, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho (Ret.) was the first woman and first nurse to serve as the Army’s surgeon general.
Additional speakers will include senior VA leaders who will be on hand to share information regarding employment, mental health, entrepreneurship, military sexual trauma, reproductive health, culture change and more.
Who should attend? Of course, women veterans, but also public sector partners, including military, federal, state and local agencies; Veterans service organizations, non-profits that serve this populations; academics; representatives and corporations from the tech industry; community partners; and VA employees, including women Veteran program managers and women Veteran coordinators