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CalVet Summit on Women Veterans to host Perez as keynote speaker

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) is honored to announce Liz Perez-Halperin as keynote speaker at the 2014 Summit on Women Veterans on Aug. 24.

Perez-Halperin, a U.S. Navy veteran deployed during the Iraq War, worked as an Aviation Logistics Specialist.  

A successful entrepreneur, she is the founder and chief executive officer of GC Green Inc., a general contracting and consulting firm focused on getting veterans into the green energy industry.

In 2013, the White House named her a Champion of Change for her widely respected work on clean energy and environmental issues.

In addition to running her own company, Ms. Perez-Halperin has been very active in a number of other organizations, and served on the American Council of Young Political Leaders as a delegate to Japan.

Her address will focus on women successfully transitioning from the military to successful careers, business ownership opportunities and community service. These topics are of great importance to the hundreds of women expected to attend the seventh annual Summit on Women Veterans.

The summit, titled “Bridging Gaps, Breaking Barriers,” at the Sacramento Sheraton Grand Hotel Aug. 24 and 25, will feature several important workshops for California women Veterans, including educational benefits, financial literacy and starting a business.

Attendees will also hear from employers from several companies and industries who will share tips and answer questions about getting hired.

This year for the first time, a “Dress Code” closet will also be available so women veterans can select gently used and new business attire.

CalVet will present Woman Veteran Leader of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Volunteer, and California Corporate Leadership awards at the Summit.

The 2014 Summit on Women Veterans is open to the public, and will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days.

Check-in begins at 9 a.m. on Aug. 24.

To preregister, go to www.calvet.ca.gov/womenvets or call 916-503-8334 for more information.

 

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