Join our Women Veterans Professional NetWork

Sep 19, 2015 10:00 am
2719 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA

Are you a women veteran in the Bay Area seeking career advancement and employment opportunities? Would you like to meet other women veterans making a fresh start in the civilian world? Join our next workshop of the Women Veterans Professional NetWork (WVPN)!

Our roster of speakers and sessions are geared to provide the resources, planning tools and next steps for your career paths, whether you are seeking employment, career advancement or entrepreneurship.

Rather than a one-day event, the WVPN is intended to be the first step in connecting women veterans with their peers and building a true network which will provide support and resources as your education, job and career plans evolve over time.

When:  September 19, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Swords to Plowshares​ (East Bay Office)
2719 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

There is no cost to attend. A $75 stipend will be provided to workshop participants to cover transportation​ and child care. 

This opportunity is for women veterans looking to enhance their career outlook and engage with fellow women veterans.

Workshop activities will include:

  • Developing profiles of the ​veteran ​professional
  • Getting the ​most ​out ​of ​your ​veteran ​status
  • Career assessments and mentoring
    • Tailor military skills to civilian jobs
    • Build your resume and interviewing skills
    • Take advantage of opportunities to advance your career
  • Utilizing social media in your professional life
  • Creating a professional network of women veterans

** Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets to engage with presenters.**

DD214, ​military ID, or VA card must be presented as verification of veteran status. 

The Women Veterans Professional NetWork focuses on entrepreneurship, employment and underemployment among women veterans. A crucial part of the WVPN is the online group where women veterans can connect or become mentors, and to continue to build a collaborative model of women veteran professionals through information and resource-sharing. Our purpose-driven peer mentoring program is fueled by women veterans—and those with strong ties to them—empowering fellow women veterans. We believe equipping women veterans with a professional network and support system will speed up and ease the transition from military service to the civilian workforce and achieve more meaningful careers.