Ladies America, Ladies DC & Women in International Security Support Female Vets on International Women’s Day

Supporters of female veterans joined Ladies America, Ladies DC, and Women in International Security to celebrate on the eve of International Women’s Day (March 8) by hosting an evening at the acclaimed SAX Restaurant and Lounge to raise awareness and support for Final Salute, Inc.“One of our two initiatives this year is focusing on ‘Women in Military,’ by which Ladies America wants to facilitate dialogue around women currently serving and our female veterans,” said Lindsey Mask, founder & CEO of Ladies America. “Frankly, it wasn’t until I fully engaged with Final Salute that I truly understood how many of our women veterans are living without homes, often times with children as well.  Any politics aside, Ladies America is honored to highlight the great work of Final Salute, which exemplifies our motto, “Women Helping Women.”

Final Salute, Inc. is a nonprofit founded in 2010 by CPT Jaspen Boothe, a female veteran and cancer survivor familiar with the issue of homelessness faced by between 13,000 and 30,000 female vets every year.

“With tens of thousands of homeless female Veterans in the United States today, Final Salute honors women who have served their country and gives them the support they need to return to civilian life.  International Women’s Day serves as the perfect context in which to highlight this important cause,” said Ladies DC Director Jean Schindler. A portion of the event’s cover charge went to Final Salute, Inc.

Boothe was present at the event along with Lindsey Mask, Founder of Ladies America and Ladies DC.

Ms. Veteran America 2012 Denyse Gordon was also present.  Gordon is the first to wear the crown for Miss Veterans America.  Final Salute is the founder of the Ms Veteran America Pageant, whose purpose is to showcase “The Woman Behind the Uniform.”  The next Ms Veteran America will be crowned in 2013.  Ms. Northwest DC, Mikell Reed Carroll, also mingled with the crowd at the event.

Dorian Ramos, director of the DC chapter of Women in International Security, was also present.

Women in International Security is a nonprofit, global network dedicated to advancing women’s leadership in international peace and security.

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