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2017 National Women Veterans Summit


2017 National Women Veterans SummitThis series of webinars provides women Veterans and the local/state/ Federal/non-government organization (NGO) partners who serve them with information about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and services, especially those designated for women Veterans.

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Presentations, Documents, and Other New Items!

Plenary Sessions

Breakout Sessions


Hurricane Harvey forced the conference to end early, but we will be hosting cyberseminars of breakout sessions, posting links to recorded sessions, and more.

Women Vets Take the Stage

Armed Services Arts Partnership Comedy Bootcamp
07/21/2017 – During the Thursday evening reception, we featured four women Veteran stand-up comics who graduated from the Armed Services Arts Partnership Comedy Bootcamp!

Journey to Normal
07/13/2017 – Thursday evening, we screened the documentary film Journey to Normal and included a discussion with the producer/director, producer, and one of the women Veterans featured in the film.


[Podcast] #52:  VA’s Center for Minority Veterans Panel Discussion [10/13/2017] – The CWV has been developing ways to deliver information from the summit and I’ve collaborated with them to produce a podcast, with support of the Center for Minority Veterans (CMV), on minority women Veterans.  Read more »

Cyber seminars developed from the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit coming Oct. 23 [10/11/2017] – The 2017 National Women Veterans Summit was scheduled for August 25-26 in Houston, Texas, but unfortunately, Hurricane Harvey forced us to end early so participants could safely evacuate.  Read more »

Take a Sneak Peak at the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit [08/18/2017] – The 2017 National Women Veterans Summit is swiftly approaching and we are looking forward to seeing many of you in Houston, Texas.  Read more »

See You at the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit [08/04/2017] – The female Veteran population accounts for 10 percent of U.S. Veterans, and that number is expected to grow to 15 percent by 2030.  Read more »

Registration Open for 2017 National Women Veterans Summit, August 25-26 in Houston, TX [06/19/2017] – It’s been a long time coming, but the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit is set and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, Texas Aug. 25-26, with an opening reception Aug. 24.  Read more »

Event Information

The event was scheduled for August 25-26, 2017 in Houston, Texas and cut short by Hurricane Harvey; we will post presentations and more soon.  The event was being hosted by VA’s Center for Women Veterans and the Veterans Experience Office and with the support of partners including The American Legion, AMVETS, Blinded Veterans Association, BP, Comcast, Disabled American Veterans, General Electric, Health Net Federal Services, IBM, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Military Officers Association of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Optum, Paralyzed Veterans of America, USAA, the Veterans Canteen Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, and Walgreens.


Houston To Host National Women Veterans Summit This Summer [06/14/2017] – Houston and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center will be hosting the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit on Aug. 25-26.  Hundreds of women Veterans from around the country are expected to attend, along with senior VA leaders and key Veteran stakeholders.  Read the full Houston Patch article » External link to a non-government website

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