Background

Women have served proudly since the founding of this great nation and in every military conflict since the Revolutionary War.  Throughout time, military women continue to accomplish and excel in the training, education and professional development required to become military service members.  Today, over 200,000 women serve in the military in every occupation open to women and in every pay grade through Four-Star General and Vice Admiral ranks.

Until 2003, there was no organization that addressed the specific professional and personal needs of military women. Women either relied on their own personal motivation or the support of friends, families and personal contacts.

AcademyWomen is a 501c3 non-profit organization created by and for military women to provide mentoring services and extensive networking and development opportunities. AcademyWomen brings women with similar experiences and challenges, together for support, mentorship, personal and professional development. In addition, AcademyWomen provides insight, research and advocacy on policy issues relating to military women and veterans.

AcademyWomen programs are designed to meet the multiple needs of our members.  Given the constraints of living around the world, AcademyWomen has developed an award winning eMentor Leadership Program that links similar minded women for mentorship and support.  For leadership and professional development, networking and continued inspiration, we offer the Officer Women Leadership Symposium.  To address the needs of those women transitioning to new careers or wanting insight on how to better position themselves professionally, we offer the Career Coaching Workshop.

Our members are the pioneers who bravely sought military training and now represent a new and outstanding paradigm of leadership. Membership is open to all current, former, and future women military officers or all affiliates supportive of the AcademyWomen mission.  Membership is FREE because we feel military women have already earned the right to be called AcademyWomen.

AcademyWomen is aligned for the greater good of the military and it is our belief that every woman who chooses to serve her country should be fully prepared to do so.

About Us

AcademyWomen is a global leadership and professional development organization that empowers aspiring, current and past women military leaders through mentoring, training, and growth opportunities to impact positive change locally, nationally and globally. This mission is achieved by serving a broader community of all military women, families, and veterans.

AcademyWomen Serves a Broader Community as the Women’s Military and Veteran Support Fund (CFC#22344)

Military women, families, and veterans who proudly serve often face professional challenges, PTSD, sexual assault, and transition issues in silent isolation. Through mentorship, online community building, events, and transition assistance, we help our heroes reach their highest potential.

Membership

Membership is open to women from all commissioning sources and all individuals committed to the success of empowering aspiring, current and past military women through mentoring, training, and growth opportunities to achieve their highest potential and work/life balance.

Mission & Vision

AcademyWomen Mission

AcademyWomen is a leadership and professional development organization that empowers aspiring, current and past women military leaders through mentoring, training, and growth opportunities to impact positive change locally, nationally, and globally.

This mission is achieved by serving a broader community of all military women, families and veterans.

AcademyWomen Vision

A world where military women are widely recognized for the leadership and strength they provide for the defense of the nation.  A premiere networking, professional and personal development community providing a respected source of support and insight for women military officers and veterans throughout all stages of their personal and professional development where they openly:

  • Honestly share their life experiences and challenges, without fear of judgment
  • Laugh, learn, and find inspiration in other women’s stories
  • Seek and offer mentorship
  • Value and embrace how they live and lead as women