Costa Mesa, CA, March 10, 2015 – Women Leading the Way (WLWOC), one of Orange County’s most recognized professional women’s groups, will gather for a day to promote and encourage women who have served in the military. The event, sponsored by the Bernay and Noone Group at Morgan Stanley, in partnership with Vanguard University, and Hope for the Warriors, will be held Thursday, March 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the offices of Morgan Stanley in Irvine, California.
The afternoon will be tailored toward women veterans who have been recently discharged from military service, just beginning their civilian careers. Veterans in attendance will be paired with a leader from WLWOC, based upon career choice, and will work one-on-one throughout the day. Each woman will gain networking confidence, career development tools, and professional relationships – the goal to continue this day’s work into a long-term mentorship.
“Continuing our strong commitment to student veterans, Vanguard University is thrilled to partner with Women Leading the Way, Orange County, Hope for the Warriors Inc. and Morgan Stanley on this important event that will address the difficult transition from military to civilian life for women veterans,” said David Vazquez, director of strategic partnerships at Vanguard University.
John Lutkenhouse, executive senior partner from Lucas Group, will be included as featured speaker, presenting on the military-to-civilian transition, and specifically how to translate military service into business applications. Rhonda Sciortino, speaker & author of Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through, will also present to the women veterans on her personal experience.
“The hope is to equip women veterans with the confidence, skills and the connections necessary to successfully transition their skills from the military to civilian employment,” said Vazquez. “This is a real need in our community, and we’re working together to address it.”
Elizabeth Bernay and Kara Noone, CFP, both financial advisors at Morgan Stanley, founded WLWOC in 2013. As a highly selective group of professional women leaders in Orange County, members of WLWOC give career insight and guidance to the female leaders of tomorrow. A wide cross section of industries is represented within the group, giving recipients unique opportunities in networking and career development. The ongoing program they have established continues to expand.
WOMEN LEADING THE WAY ORANGE COUNTY
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MORGAN STANLEY, 1901 MAIN STREET, PENTHOUSE
IRVINE, CA 92614
To attend or request an interview, contact:
Erin Hales, Director of Marketing & Communications
ABOUT VANGUARD UNIVERSITY
Vanguard University (VU) is a regionally ranked, private, Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies. Located ten minutes from Newport Beach and an hour from Los Angeles, Vanguard equips students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-focused leadership and service. Vanguard is committed to academic excellence, boasting small class sizes that are designed to cultivate lasting professor-mentor relationships that enhance the learning process. The U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanguard a top 12 regional college in the west and a top veteran-friendly college for 2015, and The Princeton Review ranked Vanguard a 2014 “Best in the West” regional college. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Vanguard offers more than 30 degrees and certificates through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs. Please visit www.vanguard.edu
ABOUT WOMEN LEADING THE WAY IN ORANGE COUNTY (WLWOC)
Founded in 2013 by Elizabeth Bernay and Kara Noone, CFP®, Financial Advisors at Morgan Stanley, WLWOC is a highly selective group of well established professional women, representing a cross section of industries, who share their career insights and give guidance to the female leaders of tomorrow.
ABOUT HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS®
A national organization founded in 2006, Hope for the Warriors® mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.