PVA’s partnership with Women Veterans Interactive to empower heroes who served through education and employment

Post Date:May 08, 2019

Collaboration aims to improve career opportunities and well-being for female veterans

Media Contact: Liz Deakin LizD@pva.org, 202-416-7627

Paralyzed Veterans of America is thrilled to announce today its new partnership with Women Veterans Interactive that seeks to empower female veterans through employment, education and volunteer support. Currently, there are 2 million women veterans living in the US, and women are the fastest growing demographic in both the military and veteran population.

The partnership will support PVA’s unique, no-cost employment program, PAVE. Through the collaboration, WVI members, participants in their Women Veterans Transition Space program and other women veterans will be able to receive one-on-one guidance from PVA’s employment program staff who can help them identify educational opportunities to achieve their career goals, develop resumes, sharpen interview skills and additional services.

“The education and employment of America’s women veterans is very important to their whole health. We need to ensure these women know that they deserve to have meaningful careers and a wonderful sense of well-being,” said Tammy Jones, National Vice President of Paralyzed Veterans of America.

“The joining of efforts among Paralyzed Veterans of America and Women Veterans Interactive will advance the message to America’s women veterans that we are here to help them overcome barriers and thrive.”

Transitioning out of the military can be a daunting task especially for women veterans, and because of this, Women Veterans Interactive created the Women Veterans Transition Space program to assist women who have served in the military with becoming workforce ready and employed.

“This landmark partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America will assist Women Veterans Interactive in delivering much-needed workforce development and career services to women veterans through our Women Veterans Transition Space program. In addition, this joint effort will send a strong message of encouragement, hope and respect to the women who have served and sacrificed for our country,” said Ginger Miller, President and CEO of Women Veterans Interactive.

To learn more about PVA’s employment program, visit www.pva.org/PAVE.