Melissa A. Washington Small Business Award – 2020 Applications Open



                                                                                                 Contact: Danielle Marshall
Tel: 916.420.5453


Melissa A. Washington Small Business Award 

Sacramento – Women Veterans Giving Inc. (WVG) has opened the application period for the Melissa A. Washington Small Business Award (MWSBA) for a woman veteran to start or expand her business.  Applications are being accepted between April 1, 2020 and June 1, 2020. The award will be presented at the Women Veterans Alliance Unconference on October 25th at the Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas.  Applications can be submitted online at www.womenveteransgiving.org.  

Last year, WVG received over 50 applications from women nationwide with two award recipients receiving $2,5000. Each. “Supporting women veterans as they transition from military service to civilian life and providing a network for them is at the core of what we do, said Chris Martin, President of WVG. “WVG raises money to award a deserving veteran business owner each year.”

Most do not realize that over 2 million women veterans have served our country and this number is rapidly growing. In addition, over 200,000 are currently defending our freedom at home and abroad. As a society, when Veterans are thought of women almost never come to mind. Thanks to Melissa Washington, founder of the Women Veterans Alliance, this situation is rapidly changing. Woman Veterans Giving Inc. is the non-profit partner of the Women Veterans Alliance.  


About Women Veterans Giving (WVG)

WVG is committed to narrowing the gap between civilian and military relations, empowering women of all leadership positions, assisting in the reintegration to civilian life, finding fulfillment in the professional world, encouraging a sense of belonging, encouraging entrepreneurs and small business owners, and building a supportive educated community. WVG raises funds to provide women veterans scholarships for the Unconference and small business funding as well as other professional development opportunities. http://www.womenveteransgiving.org/

About Women Veterans Alliance (WVA)

WVA was founded in 2015, by Melissa A. Washington, a Navy Veteran who saw a need to bring women veterans together to equip, empower and encourage each other. WVA connects over 2 million Women Veterans (and supporters) globally to create a community to Equip Empower & Encourage each other with knowledge, resources, mentorship and career opportunities for women that have served our country to discover & fulfill their greatest potential. http://womenveteransalliance.com/