I had the distinct pleasure of attending this highly informative and emotional event with my veteran sisters. The event began on Veterans Day and ended that Sunday. It was held at Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, which was a beautiful venue. Completely Yours Events LLC was the event planner for this event. Their service was impeccable and by the end of day one, everyone knew that Cheryl Bruce was in charge. Day one began with a fantastic breakfast. This is clearly one of those events where you really had to be there to receive the full effect of this conference. On the first day, we were given information from various government departments that service veterans.
We were given so much information about services that are available not only for veterans but also those services that were exclusively for female veterans. Everyone was taking notes like we were in a class. Some of the organizations represented were:
- Center for Women Veterans
- Center of Minority Veterans
- U.S. Department of Labor, Women Veteran Program
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- Vet Centers
On day two, we were graced with phenomenal panels. I had the honor of sitting on the first panel with fellow veteran women. We all shared our personal stories of overcoming difficult situations and how we are giving back to our communities today.Founder Ginger Miller shared her personal story with us. She encouraged all of us to Embrace our Reality on the Road to Victory. We were honored to learn from former NFL player Marques Ogden, Ari Squires, Michele Thornton, and Torrei Hart. The fabulous Vicki Irvin was the mistress of ceremonies for the extravaganza and Fonsworth Bentley hosted the annual gala.
Sunday, was the Denim and White Color Brunch Cruise upon the gorgeous Odyssey Cruise. We had a fun time as we found ourselves cruising the Potomac River around Washington, DC.
If you are a woman veteran, you do not want to miss this event. I gained valuable information and formed relationships with women who share my story.
My outfits were styled by Tracie Nichole and my jewelry was created for this event by Keshua Hunt.
Most photos in this post are used with permission from DW Celebrity Photography, LLC. His energetic personality was on point as he captured this amazing event.
25 thoughts on “5th Annual Women Veterans & Women in the Military Extravaganza”
What an amazing event. You hear such horror stories about veterans and the way they are treated. It’s nice to know something like this exists. To aid women especially. Glad you were able to enjoy something and do good at the same time.
I had no idea this organization existed. I learned so much.
This is awesome because I think we as a society tend to over with women who serve. I hope this gains national attention!!
This is Ginger’s goal: bring awareness to the needs of women who served.
Looks like this was a great event for the wives of vets. Looks like you had fun, too!
It was actually for women military members and veterans. It was a lot of fun.
Love it! Ya’ll are some fly veterans! Looks like this was a fabulous event.
Girl, that’s what people said on the cruise. They could not believe we were all veterans of the military.
Wow! Looks like a great event! You look amazing (by the way). How does one get an invitation to this event next year? I’m in the D.C. area, and I’m a veteran…just curious.
Thanks sis! Visit http://womenveteransinteractive.org/ to become a member and to get more information. Thanks lady for the compliment.
Awesome! You’re welcome, sis.
I know I’m missing out on my Veteran benefits! We definitely need to discuss this! Amazing event!
Girl, yes! We need to chat ASAP!
What a great event! Look at all of the powerful women in the room I love the recap!
Thanks sis! I’m glad I was able to share an event exclusively for veteran women.
Wow…I had not heard about this event, but it looks fabulous. This is a wonderful event to celebrate Veterans. I’ll have to watch out for it next year.
Check out our website at womenveteransinitiative.org.
I had no idea but I love everything about it. Looks like you had a goo time, you are really working on your brand.
Thank you Mimi!
This is a terrific cause. I really admire what you are doing to bring awareness and help others.
Thank you lady! It’s my passion.
What a wonderful event. I’m delighted to hear about your panel.
Looks like a great event. Awesome your honey came to support.
It was! I can’t wait for next year.