APPLICATION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED
We are accepting applications from women representing the 52 metro areas where The Mission Continues has operations.
Click here to view the list of our metro areas.
To be eligible for this program you must be a U.S. military veteran (active duty, guard and reservists will be also considered) and have a military discharge status other than “Dishonorable.”
Eligibility will also only be extended to first time attendees. If you have attended a previous WVLS (New Orleans 2016, San Francisco 2017, Washington DC 2018) you are not eligible to be considered as a 2019 WVLS attendee.
Not sure if you qualify? Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org with “2019 WVLS Application” in the subject line.
Identify, develop and foster a cadre of women veterans who are empowered and equipped to lead a movement inspiring community change efforts.
What You’ll Experience
Women will walk away from this weekend with a vastly expanded network, an abundance of resources, and a new outlook on overcoming professional roadblocks from lessons shared by our inspiring speakers.
This Year’s Theme: Recognize Her
While women veterans share many experiences, strengths and challenges with their male peers, they also differ in several important ways. Despite the fact that women are the fastest growing demographic in the veteran population, they’re in a constant battle for recognition during and after their military service.
Women are often under-recognized for leadership attainment and misrepresented as being either “not enough” or “too” strong, driven, beautiful, ambitious, caring, outspoken, confident, etc., which further grows the disparity of women’s contributions to society in comparison to their male counterparts.
Representation is the first step in correcting cultural bias. The Women Veterans Leadership Summit gathers women leaders from across the country to share insights, provide an open forum to discuss the challenges women leaders face and to exchange solutions for addressing them.
We are primed to support a movement of women veterans rising in influence, to amplify their voice and continued mission of leadership and impact, allowing women to face the masses and defy the misinformed perceptions of what a “woman’s role” is in today’s world.
What attendees have said about past summits
“As a working mom, this wasn’t only a break from the ‘real world’ but time to gather my thoughts and re-ignite myself. I benefitted so much from the Women Veterans Leadership Summit; relaxing, not checking emails, learning, growing and having fun with other great impactful woman. It wasn’t a vacation but it was still a breath of fresh air. I was able to get up, run, drink coffee, talk to God and then learn something!”
— T’LIZA KIEL, US ARMY VETERAN
“I really enjoyed the assertive communication and the mindfulness training. I liked to know that there are some women who care very much about the culture of our military, and are working on it. Plus, the networking time was great. If you get the chance to attend this event DO IT. It will be like nothing you’ve experienced, and it will energize and provide for you like nothing has before. Go to remind yourself of the BADASS you are!”
— ROSE FEROAH, US MARINE CORPS VETERAN