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So long from Sarasota – See you all soon!

Our sessions are ending but we still have  a lot of networking to do.  Se you all at the May VFP meeting and Thanks to VFP for sending us to this amazing conference! There will be more pictures on the … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Process Part Two

Michael continues this afternoon to offer information on the Entrepreneurial process.  Right now he is talking about the types of research you need to do to start a business with lots of examples of Veteran businesses.  You need to research … Continue reading

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Nadine’s Small Business

Nadine is the lead organizer of this conference and she is also a woman vet small business Entrepreneur.  Here is our own Nancy Shebenek modeling some of Nadine’s work.  She does T shirts for women Veterans and her business is … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship for Veterans

I am sitting in the Entrepreneur workshop with the amazing Marine, Michael Zacchea who I introduced in an earlier post on the opening session. Dr Zacchea started working on Veterans workforce issues in 2010.  He found a downward spiral for … Continue reading

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Military Sexual Trauma Workshop

I am sitting in an afternoon break out on Military Sexual Trauma presented by Sue Ann Garrison PhD, MSA.   Some facts about MST:  Its not just rape but includes Sexual harassment as well.  The numbers: Among women who participate … Continue reading

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Korean War Veteran

Maryanne is a Korean War vet and is 80 years young.  She told me that people don’t believe her when she says she is a Korean War vet. I asked if it was because they did not believe a woman … Continue reading

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Morning previews of the afternoon sessions

we are hearing from Diane Zumatto now who will speak on Empowerment and Toxic Wounds. She is doing a roll call of who served in what Era.  We have two WW2 Vets, 3three Korean War vets and a scattering of … Continue reading

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Veteran Entrepreneurs

Veteran entrepreneurs is one of the themes of the conference.  we are listening to Michael Zacchea, survivor of Iraq and the battle of Fallujah, disabled vet who retired as a Marine Lt Colonel.  Mike has received numerous medals including a … Continue reading

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Keynote speaker

Linda Maloney is speaking right now.  She is a jet pilot who flew off carriers in a support role and is telling her ejection story from an A6.  They lost both hydraulic systems while on the way to Jacksonvile.  They … Continue reading

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Service Dogs

You may not think of women vets having service dogs but here are two sets of service dogs and their owners at the conference.

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