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2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” Initiative

 

Congratulations to this year’s U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Women Veterans 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” Initiative.

 

CWV received 394 nomination packages for women Veterans reflecting their extraordinary work in Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Homelessness, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, and Wellness.

 

The 21 Selected 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” Initiative are:

 

1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeDr. Angela Karnes Padron, United States Air Force Veteran, Germany
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeCassandra Taylor, United States Army Veteran, Illinois
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeDebra Gipson, United States Army Veteran, Ohio
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeEdna Cummings, United States Army Veteran, Maryland
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeElizabeth Martinez Gonzalez, United States Army Veteran, Puerto Rico
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeErica Parks, United States Army Veteran, Georgia
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeFa’alagiga Nina Tua’au-Glande, United States Air Force Veteran, American Samoa
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeJas Boothe, United States Army Veteran, Virginia
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeJennifer Quintero, United States Air Force Veteran, Arizona
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeKris Fuhr, United States Army Veteran, Georgia
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeMargaret Lockridge, United States Air Force Veteran, California
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeMary Flatley, United States Navy / United States Marine Corps Veteran, California
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeMichelle “Mia” Garcia, United States Marine Corps Veteran, Texas
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeOlivia Nunn, United States Army Veteran, Virginia
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeShelby Setnikar, United States Army Veteran, Minnesota
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeStacy Lee, United States Army Veteran, Arizona
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeTahina Montoya, United States Air Force Veteran, Virginia
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeTammy Barlet, United States Coast Guard Veteran, Maryland
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeWanda Petty, United States Army Veteran, Texas

 

This year the Center for Women Veterans will honor two extraordinary women Veterans with posthumous Trailblazer awards.

 

1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeCAPT Georgia Clark Sadler, United States Navy Veteran
1f539 - 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” InitiativeDr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, United States Marine Corps Veteran

 

This powerful campaign highlights the experiences and contributions of these women Veterans and provides VA the opportunity to share stories about how their military service and unique experiences led to their continued roles as leaders and advocates in the communities where they live and work.