Created on Tuesday, May 21 2013 |
Written by Women In Business & Industry
In partnership with Walmart and
the VetFund Foundation,
the California Department of Veterans Affairs will host
the Women Veterans Leadership Conference on September 25-27, 2013 at
the Mission Valley Marriot Hotel in
Online conference registration is now available at http://www.calvet.ca.gov/Women/Conference.aspx.
The Women Veterans Leadership Conference will provide information and resources that encourage and empower women veterans to become self-sufficient, active members of
their communities. Conference participants will learn how to start a business or nonprofit organization and how to become a community leader, activist or volunteer. Attendees will also have
the opportunity to learn about
their veteran’s benefits, enroll in healthcare, file disability claims and speak with employers, college representatives, and veteran service organizations at more than 40 information tables.
The Conference will also include an evening reception to honor exemplary women veterans. Award nominations will be available to submit from May 21 until July 19 for
the Woman Veteran Leader of
the Year Award,
the Lifetime Achievement Award and
the Outstanding Volunteer Award. Nomination forms may be downloaded at www.calvet.ca.gov/women/Conference.aspx.
The honorary co-chairs of
the Conference are California Assembly Majority Leader, Assemblymember Toni Atkins and Assemblymember Rocky Chávez. Assemblymember Chávez serves as Vice Chair of
the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee and Assemblymember Atkins serves as a member of
The conference is made possible by private donations made through
the VetFund Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation that promotes
the interests and raises money in support of
veterans and active duty service members as well as assisting selected programs and services of
the California Department of Veterans Affairs.