This past weekend, a record 230 women veterans and military spouses descended on Atlanta to take part in the Institute for Veterans and Military Family at Syracuse University’s Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program.
Developed by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), the V-WISE program provides education, supportive services, and resources to women veterans and female military spouses who aspire to launch and grow their own small business. V-WISE Atlanta was the 21st program, delivered twice a year in cities across the United States. To date, more than 3,000 women have received cost-free business ownership training through the V-WISE program, and 90 percent go on to launch a new business after completing the training.
During the kick-off dinner launching three days of intense training and networking, the women of V-WISE Atlanta honored Kathy Walters ’73 and Lynne Pace as V-WISE “Trailbreakers.”