2:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST

Past Event

The needs of women veterans

Friday, March 12, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Online Only

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 [email protected] or via Twitter using #WomenVeterans.