Women veterans have made significant contributions to our military, often facing unique challenges and obstacles in a male-dominated field. Their bravery and commitment to serving our country should be recognized and celebrated, as they have taken on important roles in advancing and protecting our national security. As veterans, they have demonstrated exceptional determination, discipline, and sacrifice, embodying the values that we hold dear as a nation. Many women veterans continue to serve their communities and country through various roles, leveraging the skills and knowledge gained during their military service. It is important that we honor and support women veterans by providing them with the resources, opportunities, and recognition they deserve for their service. By doing so, we demonstrate our commitment to upholding the values of equity, justice, and dedication to service that underpin our military tradition
WHY WOMEN VETERANS JOIN DAV
How do we show all the different opportunities DAV has for women veterans in 3 minutes? We can’t, but this is a good start!
DAV FIGHTS FOR WOMEN VETERANS
DAV fights for and empowers women veterans.
MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA
LOCAL WOMEN VETERAN EVENTS
Brego Foundation Women Veteran Program
Brego Foundation Women’s Veteran Program
For thousands of years the horse human partnership has endured. They have carried us on their backs, plowed our fields, guided our leaders, and fought and died with us. Now, the horse partners with us to elevate our consciousness and deepen our connection to ourselves and one another.
“For thousands of year, the invisible forces of charisma, bravery, poise, focus, endurance and conviction have been most reliably bolstered by a silent, non-predatory tutor. Recognizing the horse’s multicultural importance, not just as a beast of burden, or even a companion of kings, but as a teacher of kings, conquerors, heroes and pioneers, is an essential first step in wrestling this wisdom from obscurity and purposefully exercising it in the future. The horse stands along at the place where all trails come together, and a new moon shines upon us. ” Linda Kohanov
Explore new ways to access your passion and purpose by leveraging all three intelligence centers in the body; the mind, heart and gut. Develop new ways of relating to goals and how to achieve them. Build new pathways to your authentic self, improving interpersonal communication skills, emotional agility and empowered decision making.
This one day workshop introduces participants to the core concepts of Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning. In this workshop, participants will experience
- Using emotion as information
- Accessing a more authentic, creative presence
- Recognizing and moving beyond conditioned behaviors and thought patterns
- Setting Boundaries: establishing and maintaining clear and consistent personal space
- Body Scan: using the body as a sensing device
- Hands-on activities with horses as guides
- Developing essential skills for building Authentic Community
Current Women Veteran Meetups
Women Veterans of Sonoma County Meetup
A Meetup for Empowerment & Camaraderie.
WHEN: 1st Tuesday of every month.
TIME: 10 AM to 12 PM
LOCATION: North Bay Vet Center,
6010 Commerce Blvd, Suite 145, Rohnert Park, CA
For more information:
All meetups are free. No reservation required. This is a casual drop in group for female military veterans.
Past Women Veteran Meetups
Join us for dinner, inspiring keynote speakers, interactive discussions led by women veteran trailblazers, networking with other women veterans, learning, and empowerment.
WHEN: August 18, 2023
TIME: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
COST: $20 – Includes dinner (meat or vegetarian)
- Melissa A. Washington, Author, CEO & Founder of Women Veterans Alliance.
- Virginia Wimmer, Deputy Secretary for Calvet Women Veterans Affairs.
- Julie Bridge, CEO & Founder of the Brego Foundation and Certified Equine Guided Educator.
- Women Veterans Alliance
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV) CA Chapter 48 Sonoma
- American Legion Sotoyome Post 111 Healdsburg
- The Brego Foundation
For more information and to register: