Created on Tuesday, May 21 2013
Written by Veterans Enterprise
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 San Diego, California .
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 Committee.
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 California veterans and active duty service members as well as assisting selected programs and services of the California Department of Veterans Affairs.