Leading post-9/11 vets leverage innovative resources to support mentoring program
WASHINGTON (March 21, 2016) – Today at the Pentagon, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) joined American Corporate Partners (ACP) to announce the launch of ACP’s Women’s Veteran Mentoring Program. ACP will offer personalized, one-on-one yearlong mentorships from top businesswomen for transitioning post-9/11 women veterans nationwide. IAVA will leverage its signature resources, the Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP), VetTogethers and myIAVA to connect veterans with ACP’s Women’s Veteran Mentoring Program.
“Today represents more than a decade of work by veteran service organizations and our partners to shift the thinking around women veterans,” said Allison Jaslow, Iraq veteran and IAVA’s Director of Political and Intergovernmental Affairs. “Twenty percent of IAVA members and 35 percent of IAVA’s leaders are women. Women are the fastest growing segment of the veteran population and empowerment programs like this one from ACP are critical to ensure veterans succeed as they transition into the private sector. We are proud to take leadership with ACP by investing in our women warriors as never before.”
Veterans will be mentored by private sector leaders on topics ranging from building civilian-friendly résumés and networking, to leadership skills and work-life balance. ACP’s Women’s Veteran Mentoring Program directly supports IAVA’s policy priority to fully recognize and improve services for women veterans, and overall mission to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans and their families.
About American Corporate Partners
American Corporate Partners is a New York City-based national nonprofit organization founded in 2008 by Sidney E. Goodfriend to address veterans’ career transition needs through two free programs: a nationwide veteran mentoring program and an online network, ACP AdvisorNet, offering career, employment and small business advice through a robust business community and Q&A platform. More than 20,000 post-9/11 veterans have participated in ACP’s programs.
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"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. Our mission is to connect, unite, and empower over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide. We have connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided thousands of veterans of all generations with life-saving and life-changing personalized support from our Masters-level social service professionals.
Learn more at iava.org.