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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  • Women are integral to the U.S. military and now th Women are integral to the U.S. military and now these groups are working to make the military better for women.

"the Air Mobility Command's Reach Athena and the Department of the Air Force Women's Initiative Team...look at the totality of women's service to find and eliminate barriers to ensure all can serve to their full potential"

Learn more about how these barrier analysis groups work to decrease or remove barriers impacting women's service.
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    Elizabeth "Gena" Fischle served as a U.S. Coast Gu Elizabeth "Gena" Fischle served as a U.S. Coast Guard SPARS (Semper Paratus Always Ready) during World War II. She was released from active duty after the war in 1946, but would have stayed if they let her. Now she is celebrating her 98th birthday.

Happy Birthday Elizabeth "Gena" Fischle!

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    U.S. Air Force Col. Rebecca Elliot, U.S. Navy Chie U.S. Air Force Col. Rebecca Elliot, U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer Summer Levert, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Cara Lowry, and Lisa Metheney (federal civilian for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) were honored because they all have something in common: female leaders representing four of the five military services.

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    It's official! Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell became the It's official! Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell became the USS Constitution’s first female commanding officer during a ceremony that started on land and ended on board the 224-year-old warship nicknamed Old Ironsides.

Congratulations Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell!

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    "More uniform options are on the way for moms-to-b "More uniform options are on the way for moms-to-be in the Air Force, from two-piece maternity flight suits to wrap dresses.

Though women were integrated into the armed forces in 1948, it took 30 years before the military began to widely acknowledge the resources and policies they needed to succeed — particularly while pregnant. Women were automatically kicked out of the military when they became pregnant until the late 1970s.

Now, the Air Force is trying to boost the number of women it recruits and retains by doing more to meet their unique needs."

Learn more:
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    Join Foundation for Women Warriors on Wednesday, F Join Foundation for Women Warriors on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 at 6:30pm PT for a special online screening of the Six Triple Eight documentary.

In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the Six Triple Eight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII. Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, they served with honor and distinction completing their mission in six months. By war’s end, the Six Triple Eight had cleared over 17 million pieces of backlogged mail ensuring the troops stayed in touch with their loved ones back home. The last of the women returned home in March 1946.

They were never fully recognized…until now.

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    Today on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, take a moment Today on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, take a moment to reflect on his words and teachings. 

"Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream."

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    "The all-female American Legion Post 539 is celebr "The all-female American Legion Post 539 is celebrating a big milestone today, Saturday January 15, at the Swan Club in De Pere. It’s 75th anniversary. American Legion Post 539 is one of only two all-female posts in Wisconsin and the only one north of Milwaukee.

Members celebrated their January 14, 1947 founding, 75 years and a day later, at a luncheon where war stories were exchanged from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Desert conflicts."

Happy 75th Anniversary!

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