A four-page spread in Coast magazine highlighted the commitment of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ) to provide a network for women veterans to connect and reintegrate into society upon their return from deployment.
Recognizing that transitioning back into civilian life and employment can be a difficult process; the GCWJ saw need for more aid focused on the unique challenges that women veterans face. In response, the GCWJ created The Orange County Women Veterans Network (OCWVN) using a grant provided by the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California.
The network is an opportunity to connect the 9,600 women veterans in Orange County. Opening these lines of communication will allow women veterans to encourage one another with their stories and shared experiences.
With March being Women’s History Month, the GCWJ wants to honor women veterans by holding a gathering for them to share their stories and begin the process of coming together in their time of transition. The GCWJ will hold their annual Women in History program on March 25 from 4-6 p.m. in Needham Chapel, followed by a reception at Vanguard’s Veterans Courtyard of Honor. Everyone is invited to join the OCWVN for this special event. To RSVP, contact Alexis Miller by March 20.
Vanguard University’s Director and Professor of Nursing Dr. Mary Wickman, seen in the photo, will speak at the event. Now a retired U.S. Navy Captain, Dr. Wickman will share about her experience as a woman serving in the military. She is one of the featured service women in Coast magazine’s G.I. Janes spread.
To learn more about the Women’s History Month event, click here.