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Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment
Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment is a faith-based  
501c3 tax deductible non-profit organization.

MISSION: Empower all veterans, service members, military family members and the youth in the 8 dimensions of wellness (Emotional,  Financial, Environmental, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social and Spiritual) through education, trainings, programs, events, mentorships, advocacy and supportive resources in Michigan. 


*Bring awareness to society the many issues within the 
veteran population and provide solutions.
*Engage veterans, service members and the youth in healthy conversations, build relationships and a vibrant community.
*Provide professional high-quality services and resources for
 all veterans, service members, their family members and the youth.
*Showcase and provide a platform for veterans, military service 
members and the youth gifts, talents, accomplishments to be honored. 
*Support and encourage veterans, service members, military family members and the youth to be successful in every area of their lives.
* Provide an opportunity for veterans, service members, military family members, the youth  and the community at large to network, be 
educated and connected to their community resources.
*Host high quality events, workshops, retreats, 
conferences and effective programs. 
*Advocate and support all sexual assault survivors.

There are over 634,000 veterans in Michigan and over 43,000  
are women , women veterans make up 1% of the veteran 
United States population with 14.4% in the active duty ranks. 

The challenges veterans especially women are in transitioning from military to civilian life successfully factors of 
unemployment, homelessness, disabilities, undiagnosed 
health conditions and  more. 

Many veterans especially women need support and assistance 
and often they 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 veterans especially women face each day.

 Our most sincere hope is to empower veterans once again and to help them make a successful transition in all the areas of their new civilian lives, to find self-sufficiency for themselves and stabilize their families.

Michigan Women Veteran Empowerment is a veteran led collaboration of members of the Michigan veteran community working together to create veteran events, services and programs that are tailored made to meet the needs and fulfill the desires of the Michigan 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. Shannon is a former homeless service-connected disabled US Army veteran, Amazon best-selling author, entrepreneur, consultant, inspirational speaker and veteran’s advocate who has over 30 years of experience combined in the fields of business, social service and social work, community development, leadership, ministry, collaborations, entrepreneurship, youth development programs, women veteran’s empowerment, event planning and consulting. 

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, veteran's advocate and is a licensed and ordained Pastor since 2007
in the Christian faith that over sees and operates the Battling the Storm Within Ministries. 

Sgt. Shannon has been a keynote speaker on various platforms, featured in many articles and publications on many National & Local TV and Radio Media Outlets, including on the front cover page and full article in the  Women2Women  Michigan Magazine, Comcast Newsmakers On Demand and 
the VA Make the Connection and more.   

Sgt. Stephanie Shannon is a 2023 MLive Women that Shape the State Awardee2023 Marquis Who’s Who in America Honoree she's a trailblazing leader yes indeed!
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.