The female Veteran population accounts for 10 percent of U.S. Veterans, and that number is expected to grow to 15 percent by 2030. This Veteran population — which is younger and more ethnically diverse than their male peers, experiences unique challenges such as access to gynecologic care during active duty, sexual harassment and a greater likelihood for homelessness and unemployment than male Veterans. In response, VA will discuss these issues at the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit.

This event, will promote forward-thinking dialogue and innovative collaboration among private industry, nonprofit and federal government innovators, researchers and caregivers to better assist our Veterans.

Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from VA leadership and join discussions focused on employment, mental health, entrepreneurship, military sexual trauma, reproductive health, culture change and more. It will also feature an exhibit of artwork created by women Veteran artists across the United States and a special “Voice of the Veteran” panel.

The Summit is scheduled for August 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, Texas. There will be an opening reception on August 24.

Please visit the Center for Women Veterans website for updates and registration information. If you’re interested in treating our Veteran population, we encourage you to explore a career with VA. Discover opportunities near you today.

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