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Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment
Michigan Women Veteran Empowerment is a faith based all volunteer 501c3 non profit organization that is a tax deductible 
charitable organization.

MISSION: Is to identify, connect, empower, recognize, support and provide a voice for the women veterans in Michigan. 

* Empower women veterans in the 8 dimensions of wellness.
* Bring awareness to society the many issues of women   
   veterans and provide solutions.
* Engage women veterans in conversations and build 
* Provide professional high quality speakers and panel   
  discussions that will evoke change in the mindset of women  
* Showcase Michigan women veterans gifts, talents and 
* Support and encourage women veterans in every area of their 
*Provide and opportunity for women veterans to network, be 
  educated and connected to their community resources.

There are over 47,000 women veterans in Michigan, women veterans make up 1% of the veteran United States population with 14.6% in the active duty ranks. The challenges women veterans face in transitioning from military to civilian life are many; unemployment, homelessness, PTSD and more. Many women veterans need assistance and often tend to isolate if they don't receive the critical intervention of services needed. Awareness is imperative as these issues arise, so does our understanding of the challenges our women veterans face each day. Our most sincere hope is to empower our women veterans once again and to help them make a successful transition into all the areas of their new civilian lives and to find self-sufficiency for themselves and stabilize their families.

Women Veteran Empowerment is a women veteran led collaboration of members of the Michigan veteran community working together to create a women veteran programs that are tailored made to meet the needs and fulfill the desires of the Michigan women veteran population and their families. 

​What empowers you? Let's pass it on! Join the movement 

We will not quietly stand by we will act, advocate, we will teach, lead and impact the lives of others.

Interested in learning more?
Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon
(RET) Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon is the Founder and CEO of Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment. Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon is an author, entrepreneur, consultant, inspirational speaker and veteran advocate who has over 27 years of experience in the fields of business, social work, community development, leadership, ministry, collaborations, workshops and seminars. She is also the founder of a youth development non-profit organization 
Stepeze Inc. since 1999. 

Sgt. Shannon is a honorably discharged disabled U.S. Army veteran who has served her county for eight years including in the 1990-1991 Desert Storm/Desert Shield Persian Gulf War I.  She earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and is the author of the #1 Amazon Best Seller "Battling The Storm Within". Sgt. Shannon has authored a 2nd book "Our Voices United" Women Veterans Anthology book, she is an inspirational speaker, veterans advocate and is a licensed and ordained Pastor since 2006 in the Christian faith that over sees and operates the "Battling The Storm Within Ministries" 

Sgt. Shannon was featured on the  cover and has a full article in the  Women2Women 
Michigan Magazine, On Demand Comcast NewsMakers
and the VA Make the Connection.
Author/Founder Med  Kit

MIWVE leadership believes that respect, integrity, trust and fairness are the hallmarks of all our interactions. We value a culture where everyone is involved, held accountable, respected and appreciated.