Honoring Women Veterans with Women Veterans on Wall Street (wVOWS) & the Bob Woodruff Foundation
Women Veterans On Wall Street (wVOWS) is an initiative created to support women veterans by advancing career and business opportunities in the financial services industry. Established as a sub-committee of Veteran’s on Wall Street (VOWS), the wVOWS mission is to raise awareness of issues surrounding women veterans, support transitioning service women from the military into the corporate workforce, and provide a strong professional network for women veterans across the country through the various VOWS Chapters.
In celebration of Women Veterans Day, AmeriVet Securities assembled a stellar panel of prominent women veterans from the financial services & technology sector to discuss transitioning from military service to the corporate workforce. how to get into the industry and apply #military skills to new careers discussion panel to highlight the career success of distinguished women veterans in the financial industry. Each panelist detailed their path to executive leadership positions and how they have excelled in their post-military careers. Once the panel concluded, guests had an opportunity to meet & speak with the panelist and other attendees during the reception held afterwards.
Panelists included: Moderator–Mercedes Elias, Co-CEO, AmeriVet Securities, Inc. (United States Marine Corps Veteran), Kristen Maynes, Partner, PwC (US Army veteran), Joanie Martinez, Sr. Technical Product Marketing Manager, Dropbox (US Army veteran), and Marlo Kankel, SHRM-SCP, Human Resources Executive, Wells Fargo (US Army Veteran).
Milk Money Kitchens, a woman veteran owned & operated shared kitchen space founded by Nancy Preston (US Army veteran), provided the catering for the event, and drinks were provided by TALEA Beer Co., which is co-owned by a woman veteran, LeAnn Darland (US Navy veteran).