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A message from the
Visionary behind the National Women Veterans Leadership and Diversity Conference

For years I attended women leadership conferences and empowerment events and always felt a little out of place and left feeling disconnected. Although I could relate to the women attendees at these gatherings, they could not relate to me. And no matter how great the speakers and content, none of it fulfilled my inner core needs

Now, on the other hand, most of the events I attended for women veterans were ceremonies to celebrate my service and only lasted for an hour or two. There was no time for networking or any opportunities for empowerment and education, so once again, I found myself unfulfilled and wanting more.

Instead of remaining unfulfilled, I created The National Women Veterans Leadership and Diversity (NWVLDC). The NWVLDC is uniquely designed to address my needs as a woman based upon the service and sacrifice, I rendered to my country. Salute!

Going on our fifth year, the NWVLDC has become the fastest-growing conference for women veterans in the country!

See you in November!

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CEO & President, WVI


Team member
Chief of Staff U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Pamela J. Powers Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs

As Chief of Staff, Pamela Powers is the senior advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary in the federal government’s second-largest Cabinet department, with a budget of more than $188 billion and over 357,000 employees serving in VA medical centers, clinics, benefits offices, and national cemeteries across the country.

Ms. Powers has nearly 30 years of service in the Air Force and the Department of Defense, with experience in executive-level management, policy development, strategic planning and programming, legislation, operations, and communications.

Before joining VA, Ms. Powers served as Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. In that capacity, Ms. Powers was responsible for day-to-day operations of Department of Defense Total Force Management as it relates to readiness, National Guard and Reserve component affairs, health affairs, training, and personnel requirements and management, including equal opportunity, morale, welfare, recreation, and quality of life matters.

During her military service, Ms. Powers was assigned to posts in Arizona, Delaware, New Jersey, Kuwait, and Washington, D.C. She served as the Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Legislative Affairs, where she managed operations of the Office of Legislative Affairs and led the Department of Defense Congressional Travel Program. Ms. Powers also served as the Executive Director for the Air Reserve Forces Policy Committee and as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Manpower and Reserve Affairs. In 2015, Ms. Powers deployed to Kuwait, where she served as Chief of Staff to the 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Psychology, Ms. Powers holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College and a Master of Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. She also served as a Department of Defense Congressional Fellow in the Office of Senator Susan Collins of Maine.

Ms. Powers retired from the Air Force as a colonel on March 1, 2018, and her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

What is
the National Women Veterans Leadership and Diversity Conference?

The National Women Veterans Leadership and Diversity Conference is one of the largest gatherings of women veterans in the country and is the only 3-Day Veterans Day Weekend EXPERIENCE. This fantastic event is designed to Connect, Engage, and Empower the women who have served and sacrificed for our great nation.

Every year women veteran attendees from across the United States are inspired, empowered, and educated through outstanding keynotes, professional leadership panels, and interactive workshops. The networking opportunities at the NWVLDC are endless, and the connections made are priceless.

Attendees walk away from the National Women Veterans Leadership and Diversity Conference more educated and equipped to rise to the occasion of post-military living.

A 3-Day Experience Designed For Women Veterans



  • Benefits
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • Employment
  • Negotiations
  • Homelessness
  • Disability Claims
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Wellness
  • Professional Development
  • Military Transition Assistance
  • Mentoring


Marriott Fairview Park, Falls Church, Virginia

At our upscale hotel, retreat to our elegant rooms and suites to freshen up in our spa-like bathrooms, or take care of business at our ergonomic workstations before attending a function in one of our modern event spaces. To satisfy your cravings, savor American dishes at our Ellipse Restaurant, and refuel with caffeine at our Coffee Kiosk. Squeeze in a workout in our fully equipped fitness center. Whether you’re visiting to build business ties or simply making memories in the beautiful local area, delight in an enriched stay at Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park.

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Yvette Turner Melissa Eisenzimmer, Marine Corps Veteran, Military Recruiter
ANYONE who has served or is serving would be remiss if they did not seek out this organization. We are not a “party place,” we work hard throughout the year to help women veterans empower themselves as they prepare to transition into their next life. The annual conference is not only a vessel for resources and development, but it’s also a celebration of achievements and accomplishments amongst our lady veterans. We are INCLUSIVE, not EXCLUSIVE... we take action and demand results because we have EARNED it! Have a seat at our table, and leave FULFILLED! - Dee Cain | Air Force Veteran I recommend all women veterans attend the #WVI Leadership & Diversity Conference every year! A multitude of valuable information is provided from the CEO Ginger Miller, and every speaker she has on stage!
Yvette Turner
Air Force Veteran
Ginger Miller and her team outdid themselves with the Women Veterans Leadership and Diversity Conference last week, and we were honored to sponsor and participate. This is just the beginning of our partnership - 2019 is going to be epic!
Melissa Eisenzimmer, Marine Corps Veteran, Military Recruiter
Worldwide Operations Talent Acquisition


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