Helping Michigan's Women Veterans
Over 46,000 women veterans currently live in Michigan. Many of whom do not think of themselves as "veterans" because they may have not served in wartime, or in a combat-specific role. But, if a woman served in the military, she is a veteran. We need Michigan-specific data to help advocacy efforts on behalf of women veterans. We are working to develop a second survey of women veterans to better understand their issues. We are partnering with many community and regional organizations to raise the profile of Michigan women veterans.
If you are a female veteran in Michigan, click here to join our Facebook group "Michigan Female Veterans Forum."
Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking in Michigan
Some of our Commissioners have helped form Regional Task Forces across Michigan that coordinate, facilitate and participate in many human trafficking awareness programs and projects including legislative and legal initiatives. Commissioners are also active in bringing awareness of human trafficking in Michigan to the medical community.
Advocating for increased participation of Michigan Women to Corporate Boards
Advancing women onto corporate board positions has a positive impact on the business landscape. Commissioners are enthusiastically pursuing connecting with organizations and corporate board recruiters in identifying and promoting qualified senior female leadership.