Military Spouses | communities and resources
25

Tuesday, 25 May

1 2 pm EDT

Houston (Online)


In Partnership With:

Bunker Labs  logo
AVIVV logo
The Seasoned Spouse logo
Blue Star Families logo
Army Wife Network logo
Wounded Warrior Project logo
Veterans Florida logo

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Military Spouses | communities and resources | May 25

Fatema Zerin Photo


Director, Washington D.C, General Assembly

Lauren Ramos Photo


Military Spouse Fellowship Program Manager - Connecting military spouses to meaningful employment opportunities, Hiring Our Heroes

Sabrina Wojtewicz Photo


Director, Partnerships , Bunker Labs

Laura Torres Photo


Senior Manager of Workforce Development at Blue Star Families, Veterans Chamber of Commerce Radio Show Co-Host / Marketing Coordinator at Veterans Chamber of Commerce

Leslie Coffey, MBA Photo


Career Transition Coach West Point MSPN Lead / Vets2Industry Director of Military Spouse and Family Engagement

25

Tuesday, 25 May

1 2 pm EDT

Online

Anywhere
Online
FREE!
Cost

In Partnership With:

Bunker Labs  logo
AVIVV logo
The Seasoned Spouse logo
Blue Star Families logo
Army Wife Network logo
Wounded Warrior Project logo
Veterans Florida logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Join GA and partners for a series of webinars for military spouses.

During this session, you will meet leaders from communities and organizations focused on military spouses. You will learn about various resources for career change or advancement as well as about resources to start your own business.

About the Instructors

Fatema Zerin Photo

Director, Washington D.C,
General Assembly

Fatema is a Campus Director with a background in admissions. She manages the DC campus at General Assembly, supporting students from the DMV area. She has a background in International Relations and Economics from Brown University. She is also an alumna of General Assembly's Data Analytics program. Fatema has a passion for education and DEI. In her spare time, she oversees a team of volunteer Project and Client Managers for Statistics without Borders.

Lauren Ramos Photo

Military Spouse Fellowship Program Manager - Connecting military spouses to meaningful employment opportunities,
Hiring Our Heroes

Sabrina Wojtewicz Photo

Director, Partnerships ,
Bunker Labs

All my work with for-profit and non-profit organizations is driven by my personal commitment to servant leadership and I am proud to bring a positive impact in the lives of the people I work with, the customers I serve and the community I live in.

Starting and growing a business can be overwhelming and lonely, particularly for the military-connected community. Bunker Labs provides the network and resources to simplify the entrepreneurial journey to build successful businesses.

Laura Torres Photo

Senior Manager of Workforce Development at Blue Star Families,
Veterans Chamber of Commerce Radio Show Co-Host / Marketing Coordinator at Veterans Chamber of Commerce

I am a Versatile Professional with the vision and experience to deliver solutions on workforce development, program management, program outreach, talent acquisition, revenue growth, training, and development. Plus 5 years of personal entrepreneurial experience, an established book of business, and a supportive network of professional organizations.

✓ Outgoing leader; I am always looking to maximize and employ resources, reach company targets while retaining a strong focus on delivering value to members, customers, employees, and stakeholders.

✓ Bilingual leader; I have a proven ability to build solid relationships across a wide range of Diverse Populations, Military Programs, Private Sector, Military Installations, and Non-Profit Organizations.

I work across the enterprise to establish personal credibility, while collaborating with others to achieve goals, builds strong teams, and influence the thinking of key decision-makers.

I have built a reputation as an influential “Military Spouse” for the SoCal Area with full access to military installations and multicultural community networks.

Leslie Coffey, MBA Photo

Career Transition Coach West Point MSPN Lead / Vets2Industry Director of Military Spouse and Family Engagement

I am an enthusiastic career coach that gets most excited about empowering others to find and grow great careers. As a lifelong learner with a passion for teaching others new skills, I am empathetic, dedicated, and have been assisting veterans and military spouses for over nine years to achieve a lifetime of meaningful career success.

When I was a child, I loved being a cheerleader and playing basketball. Born and bred in Kentucky, I continue to bleed Wildcat Blue and am a diehard UK fan. Although I no longer sport pom-poms and ponytails, make no mistake I am still the #1 cheerleader for causes and people close to my heart. I continue to be the loudest soccer mom on the field, and the best couch coach John Calipari can rely on.

I take this same cheerleading spirit to those I coach through a career transition. Always upbeat, I celebrate every achievement as I recognize and cultivate the potential in others. I love witnessing my clients’ journey using the experience I have in providing a full range of programs and services to assist with career planning and creating ah-ha moments. These services include values clarification, career assessments, job exploration, labor market trends, job search methods, workshops, career programming/program management, career-related resources, social media networking, interviewing, and counseling individuals on workforce training and career services.

As a military spouse of 24 years, my life has been in a constant state of transition. This experience has enabled me to be a quick-connector who is resourceful and compassionate. What I enjoy most about the military lifestyle is that there are no strangers in my world, only friends that I have yet to meet.

In the future, I would like to work in a position that allows me to individualize my services to provide one-on-one coaching to those facing a career transition.

About Our Partners

Bunker Labs

Bunker Labs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a national network of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping the military-connected community start their own business. Bunker Labs is committed to seeing that every entrepreneur, including small business owners, in the military-connected community has the network, tools, and resources they need to start their own business. Learn more about Bunker Labs: www.bunkerlabs.org

AVIVV

AVIVV is a certified woman, minority, and military spouse-owned firm offering professional services to the energy industry ranging from program management, construction management, and material management to general contracting (GC).

Through AVIVV’s “Impact Now” program, the firm places a top priority on training, mentoring, and employing military spouses and veterans throughout the country. Over 75% of AVIVV’s workforce are women, minorities, veterans, military spouses, and individuals of the LGBTQ+ community.

The Seasoned Spouse

Seasoned Spouse, authored by Lizann Lightfoot, is a blog and social media presence that provides resources and support for military families, especially anyone facing a deployment. We are all in this together! Military loved ones all need to help each other, and no matter how long you have been part of the military lifestyle, the experiences that "seasoned" you can help others navigate military challenges.

Blue Star Families

Founded in 2009 by military spouses with you in mind, we empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors – both people and organizations – to create strong communities of support.

Army Wife Network

AWN is an all-volunteer powered collective group of military spouses and military community members on a mission to globally empower other military spouses, families and service members by providing resources that engage, educate and encourage. Their podcast, Army Wife Talk Radio, is celebrating its16th year on the air! Follow along at armywifenetwork.com or any Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter @armywifenetwork.

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that helps veterans and active duty service members. It is one of the largest veterans service organizations in the United States with office locations and partners across the country.

Veterans Florida

Veterans Florida is a non-profit created by the State of Florida to help military veterans transition to civilian life and to promote Florida’s status as the nation’s most veteran-friendly state. Veterans Florida provides powerful tools for veterans to take advantage of the benefits of living and working in the Sunshine State.

Through our Career Services Program, we connect veterans with employers who are eager to hire veterans for jobs that put their particular military skills to use. We also assist veterans in creating a winning resume and preparing for job interviews. Employers receive veteran recruiting assistance and may apply for our Workforce Training Grant.

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program provides all the knowledge needed to successfully launch and operate a business. As soon as their business is up and running we keep them connected with mentors and resources.

Veterans Florida’s mission can be summed up in our theme – Your Pursuit. Our Power. – because we recognize military veterans are incredibly focused and will succeed in achieving their personal and professional goals when they take advantage of our tools and resources.

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