About the Show

Do you have a passion that you would like to turn into a small business? Join us on Women Lead Radio as Melissa Washington, your host of Women Veterans in Business, has a conversation with Laura Hatcher, Professions Photographer of Laura Hatcher Photography LLC, on transitioning out of the military and how you can find your passion after taking off the uniform.


About Your Guest

Laura Hatcher is a nationally published event, headshot and branding photographer serving Northern Virginia. She started her photographic journey (as a hobby) while on active duty with the United States Navy. Now a retired Naval Officer, Laura owns and operates a cozy photography studio in the heart of historic Old Town, Alexandria and is enjoying her second career as a full time professional photographer and business woman. Her notable clients include the Virginia War Memorial, the United States Naval Academy (her alma mater) Alumni Association, Military Officer’s Association of America, The City of Alexandria, Visit Alexandria and CACI International. She also teaches photography and business related workshops for Capital Photography Center.

About Your Host

Melissa A. Washington is your host for Women Veterans in Business showcasing women veteran entrepreneurs.   Tune in to learn more about these women warriors and their businesses.

Melissa is an award-winning advocate, speaker, author, entrepreneur, CEO, publisher, and proud Navy veteran who wears many hats. Yet woven throughout her diverse pursuits is a mission of service—and a passion to empower her fellow women veterans.

Sponsor Appreciation!

Thank you to our partner and show sponsor, National University!



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