Professional Development

Connect with Community

Stability. Success.


Our Connect with Community program is a series of one day professional development workshops aimed at improving the resilience and self-sufficiency of women veterans so that they are best equipped to provide stability and success for themselves and their families.

Connect with Community

Access. Knowledge.


CWC workshops bring transitioning active duty women and the women veteran community together with women leaders in business and academia and provide a forum through which attendees gain access to and increase their knowledge of local community, business, and academic resources.

Connect with Community

We lead interactive sessions on budgeting, networking, interviewing, navigating career change, leadership, resilience, and negotiating salary. Our women warriors build productive relationships with both businesswomen and other women veterans and take part in onsite mentoring. They are also given opportunities for continued virtual mentoring after the day of the workshop so that the improvements continue beyond the first day.

Connect with Community

Connect with Community

Success

“There’s something empowering about a room full of successful women. We are learning to be one voice; when one woman is successful, we are all successful!”
–Kathy, CWC Mentor

“Thank you for focusing your support on female veterans – we are the last group of women to ask for help and support out of all women. We were taught to never to show or admit to any weakness, but need to learn self-care and support. This was a very empowering and motivating event.”
– Army veteran, CWC attendee

mentorship

Mentorship

On Demand.

Foundation For Women Warriors in partnership with Veterati provides on demand mentoring to women veterans as they navigate career change.

This free, online platform for active duty and veterans utilizes your LinkedIn profile to create a mentee profile. You can use Veterati to search for as many potential civilian and veteran mentors as you’d like based on their location, company, background, or area of expertise.

Workshops

Are you interested in attending a Connect with Community workshop? Subscribe to our newsletter or check out our events page to learn more about upcoming workshops.

 

Events

Mentorship

Connect.


Once an appointment time is confirmed with a mentor, Veterati calls you both and connects the call. These mentoring calls can be ongoing or one-time and provides the opportunity to connect with mentors in many fields of expertise.

Mentees have unlimited access to thousands of volunteer mentors: CEOs, recruiters, entrepreneurs, managers, and other veterans.

Why Having Mentors Matters


  • Mentors share advice from personal experience to guide you to your best-fit career
  • Mentors introduce you to the 80% of job opportunities that exist only in personal networks
  • Mentors help you become a sharper, more polished applicant

 

Access Mentors

 

Have questions about how to land your dream job? Mentors in every industry are just a call away. No application process, it only takes 60 seconds to start your first mentorship call. No limit to the number of mentors you can speak with.

No Fees!

Why Be a Mentor?


  • The #1 Challenge For Service Members Coming Home: Finding a Job
  • 1.5 million transitioning Veterans and 5.5 million military spouses are unemployed or under-employed
  • We’re bringing together a nation-wide community of mentors to solve this together, and we need YOU!

 

Become a Mentor

 

Chat a few hours on the phone each month with veterans & military spouses seeking your mentorship. Your expertise makes a real difference. No application process, it takes 60 seconds to get started. Mentor only when you’re available, starting at 1 hour per month.

No Fees!

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