Third Annual Women Veterans Summit Includes Networking, Inspirational Speakers and Discussions on Military Sexual TraumaSaturday, April 05, 2014 | 01:35 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder hosted the Third Annual Women Veterans Summit today in Nashville. The annual event was co-sponsored by the Women Veterans of America Chapter 20.
More than 150 attendees participated in the networking, educational and information event. Speakers included State Representative and U.S. Air Force Veteran Courtney Rogers (R-Goodlettsville), Director of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans in Washington, D.C. and U.S. Army Veteran Elisa Basnight, as well as motivational speaker and Marine Veteran Dr. Betty Moseley-Brown addressed attendees on Saturday. Lynne Hutton-Smith also shared her compelling story of rescue by American forces in Kuwait moments before she and her two-year old daughter were to be executed by Iraqi troops. On Sunday, attendees will hear from Director for the Center for Minority Veterans in Washington, D.C. and U.S. Air Force Veteran Barbara Ward.
Marine Veteran, Country Music Artist and Wounded Warrior Project Spokesperson Sal Gonzalez shared his inspirational story of recovery after a life-changing combat injury he endured while serving in Iraq.