Financial wellness for military families from GoVA

This week on the podcast we are talking about financial wellness for military families with GoVA. GoVA is working to help military families have strong financial tools and resources to help them with the unique challenges military families and veterans face. Check out their platform The Edge. The Edge is free for veterans, military members […]

Follow your interests in the military

Often when you get career advice in the military it isn’t to follow your interests and passion. But Nancy’s career in the military is marked by her following what she found interesting and then if it didn’t fit trying something new. These choices led her to be a Flight Test Engineer and changed the course […]

Building a safe culture at work

Aleha is working to create a safe culture at work through her company Work Culture Works. She grew up an Army brat and swore she would never join the military. Then after high school graduation her mom said it was time to move out. And the military was the best option and led her to […]

Serving overseas during COVID

Allison spent most of the COVID-19 pandemic deployed on a ship. She discussed the challenges of serving overseas during COVID on her two deployments while serving as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. Allison decided to join the military after doing an 8th grade research project about women during World War II. The […]

Joining the military later in life

Suzanne started looking into joining the military later in life. She was 26 when she joined ROTC and then commissioned two years later the age of 28. Because of this she often became the mother hen of the group and was entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of others. She ended up leaving the […]

The Importance of Advocating for Yourself

A big theme of this episode of Women of the Military podcast is the importance of advocating for yourself. Sometimes it can feel like you don’t have options when you are in but you have more power than you think. Claire joined the Army when she was 22. She was looking for something different and […]

The Power of Military Women Stories

This week on Women of the Military podcast we are celebrating the power of military women stories with the release of episode 250! I am so excited to share this episode with you. Five of my amazing past podcast guest were able to join me for this fun conversation. We highlighted the importance of sharing […]

Serving in Preventative Medicine as a Career in the Army

Sueann learned about the career field of preventative medicine health career field when she joined the Army. And while she could have went into he military as an officer she didn’t know about that path. But once she arrived at her first assignment the Captain she was working for helped her get her direct commission […]

Traveling all over the world with the Navy

It was Suzanna’s wanderlust that led her to the Navy and she is still traveling all over the world with the Navy. She attended the Naval Academy and graduated in 1998 and worked as Surface Warfare Officer and was in the process of switching career fields when September 11th. Her career in Public Affairs started […]