About the Show

Turning Big Ideas into Reality as women veteran business owners and military women in transition!  Join us on Women Lead Radio, as Melissa Washington, your host of Women Veterans in Business, has a conversation with Siobhan Cunningham, Founder and CEO of Empower Women Veterans, on lessons learned as a result of putting together the Big Idea to Reality Business Summit for Women Veterans December 13 – 15.

About Your Guest

Voted 2021 MW Small Business Award winner by the Women Veteran Alliance, Siobhan Cunningham, LCSW, is a 3X Amazon bestselling author and diversity and inclusion trainer. With her mental health and education background, she used storytelling as a professional speaker to overcome her most intimate fears of rejection. As a US Air Force social work officer, Siobhan used creative solutions to uplift military families and support the military mission. Now she serves as the Founder and CEO of the Empower Women Veterans. The ALIVE Accelerator is a 12-month pilot program that combines leadership training, mental health support, and startup incubator to target common challenges experienced by military women as they transition into a new and exciting phase of life.

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.

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


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