Manley column: Attend the women’s veterans conference


Registration is now open for the Ohio Women’s Veterans Conference, one of the largest gathering of women veterans in the nation.

This year’s conference is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ohio State University Union in Columbus. Women veterans can register online at

“The Ohio Women Veterans Conference is an awesome opportunity to meet and connect with our sisters in arms,” said Angela Beltz, chairwoman of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services Women Advisory Committee. “It’s a rare time when Women veterans of all era from World War II to present day Iraq and Afghanistan come together to celebrate progress and learn about the benefits we have earned.

Ohio is home to 67,000 Women veterans. Veterans and current military members attending the conference will find information about Ohio’s new fast track to jobs and education for veterans, services available locally through Ohio’s 88 County Veterans Services Office and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Women Veterans program and benefits.

Workshops will cover topics such as community service, employment, entrepreneurship, military retirement, money management, and health and wellness.

Previous conferences have drawn 700 attendants, so early registration is advised. Go to and register now.

By Phyllis Manley

Contributing columnist

For questions or general concerns for women veterans, you can contact Manley at [email protected].

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