CWV 2023 Women Veterans Trailblazers Initiative – Call for Nomination Packages

November 15, 2022

CWV 2023 Women Veterans Trailblazers Initiative “Women Making the Difference” – Call for Nomination Packages

The Center for Women Veterans (CWV) is proud to announce the CWV 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazers Initiative “Women Making the Difference”.  

In 2019, the Center launched the CWV Women Veterans Trailblazers “Women Breaking Barriers” initiative to celebrate women Veterans’ contributions during and after their military service.  Fifteen women Veterans Trailblazers representing all branches of service were selected. 

In 2021, the Center received 108 nomination packages for the 2021 CWV Women Veterans Trailblazers “Women Veterans Leading the Way” initiative to celebrate women Veterans extraordinary work in Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Homelessness, Legal assistance, Mental Health and Wellness.  Twenty-seven women Veterans representing all branches of service were selected that embody the characteristics that define a Trailblazer.   

For the 2023 CWV Women Veterans Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” initiative, CWV has defined a woman Veteran Trailblazer as a woman who:

Has served and separated from the service and makes an impact by enhancing the lives of other veterans, veteran families, or veteran caregivers. Impact may be a single event or action or may be demonstrated over a period of time in one or more of the following areas:






 Mental Health and Wellness

Please submit all requested materials

(1) Nomination form

(2) Nominee’s recent professional photo

(3) One-page summary of why the nominee meets the definition above of a Trailblazer and how they are continuing to serve others.      

(4) CWV Trailblazer Code of Conduct form (nominee’s signature required)  

Deadline for nomination packages for the 2023 Center for Women Veterans Trailblazers Initiative will be Friday, January 13, 2023.  

Nomination packages received after the deadline and previously selected Trailblazers will not be considered.   

The 2023 Center for Women Veterans Trailblazers “Women Making the Difference” will be announced during Women’s History Month (March 2023).

Email nominations and/or questions to: 00W@va.gov   Attention to: Ms. Ana Claudio.  

2023 CWV Women Veteran Trailblazer Initiative – Code of Conduct

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