Posted on May 31, 2010
BPW Foundation Receives Funding From McCormick Foundation for Women Veterans Summit
With support from the McCormick Foundation, the Business and Professional Women's Foundation has announced that it will host a national summit focused on addressing the unique needs of returning women veterans.
The Join Forces for Women Veterans summit will raise awareness of the challenges faced by women veterans, create an action plan to address those challenges, and launch a fund to support programs and services for women veterans who face difficulties in transitioning to civilian career, family, and community lives. The summit will build on existing research as well as the best practices of already successful programs and policies.
To be held this fall in Washington, D.C., the one-day summit will involve up to fifty participants, including women veterans and representatives of the government, community, and corporations, and will focus on employment and careers, family and community re-integration, and homelessness. Public policy will be integrated throughout the program.
"During the past ten years, we have learned that their scope of responsibility in the service, along with the skills and talents that make these women great soldiers, has strengthened their value as employees and leaders," said BPW Foundation CEO Deborah Frett. "However, the transition back to civilian life can be difficult and involves challenges that are unique to them as women."
“Two Foundations Join Forces for Women Veterans.” Business and Professional Women's Foundation Press Release 5/27/10.
Primary Subject: Human Services
Location(s): National, Washington, DC