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The needs of women veterans

Past Event

Women are the fastest growing cohort of the U.S. armed forces, and it is essential that the military and veteran community take action to meet the evolving needs of this important group.

On March 12, Wounded Warrior Project joined Foreign Policy at Brookings to share data and insights gathered through engagements with nearly 5,000 female service veterans, as part of their Women Warriors Initiative. Subject matter experts first discussed the unique needs facing women veterans regarding military to civilian transitions, access to care, mental health resources, military sexual trauma, and financial wellness. Then, Representative Julia Brownley, chairwoman of the United States Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, joined Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon in a conversation on issues facing women veterans in the 117th Congress.

Viewers submitted questions for panelists by emailing events@brookings.edu or via Twitter using #WomenVeterans.

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Expert discussion

Panelist

Jen Silva

Chief Program Officer - Wounded Warrior Project

Panelist

Tracy Farrell

Vice President, Engagement and Physical Health Wellness - Wounded Warrior Project

Panelist

Yomari Cruz

Alumna - Wounded Warrior Project

Congress and women veterans

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