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By: Women Veterans Alliance
Women military veterans are the fastest-growing population of all military veterans in the United States. More than two million women veterans live in the U.S. today and, according to data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, they represent 10% of all military veterans. That number is expected to grow to 18% by 2040.
Melissa A. Washington, CEO and founder of Women Veterans Alliance, recognizes that the experiences of women veterans transitioning to civilian life isn't always a smooth path.
"15,000 women transition out of the military each year," said Washington "and many experience difficulty during this time. They describe a lack of confidence, discrimination, isolation, a loss of community and identity."
These experiences can lead to further isolation, depression, homelessness, loss of a job or business, and suicide.
"This is not ok," Washington said. "We believe every woman veteran, and her family, deserves to be seen, honored, and supported with the same utmost care and respect that she gave her nation, that she gave you and me."
To learn more about how to support women veterans and donate, visit https://www.womenveteransalliance.com. To buy from a women veteran business owner, shop at https://www.womenveteransalliance.com/
About Women Veterans Alliance
Women Veterans Alliance is a woman, disabled veteran owned small business, that was founded in 2015 by Melissa A. Washington. Melissa is a Navy Veteran and a member of the U.S. Small Business Administration Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs. She saw a need to bring women veterans together to equip, empower and encourage each other. Women Veterans Alliance reaches out to women veterans, and those transitioning out of the military, and connects them with the training, tools, support, and resources to discover and advance their career path and connect women vets with each other.