Solving Invisible Issues for Women Leaving the Military GUEST: Ariel Shivers-McGrew
We are grateful for a woman's service in the military.
We need to consider the issues a woman faces when leaving the military, and re-entering civilian life.
Those of us who have not served need to understand these issues because we can help.
I asked my guest, Ariel Shivers-McGrew, what the greatest benefit she received from being a woman in the military. Her answers may surprise you! And, they were positive! Now, she helps women understand and solve the issues of re-entry into civilian life.
Re-entry can be difficult:
- Finding work.
- Re-establishing family life.
- Substance abuse after leaving.
- Finding a mentor to help with the transition.
A year ago, I found myself with bags of clothing to give away, clothing that reflected years on stage as a speaker. When I looked for a place to donate it, I was delighted to find that, on that very day, there was a clothing drive for women leaving the military and entering the civilian work force.
I hadn't thought about that need before. Have you?
Even though I haven't served myself, I saw that there were community needs for these women that I was unaware of. Today's guest draws
attention to the unique needs of women leaving the military.
HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY'S EPISODE:
- How do women in the military have to segment their lives?
- What is the most common career trajectory for a woman leaving the military?
- Why is this topic of issues facing women leaving the military so important at this time?
- What are the pitfalls and landmines that military women face when leaving?
- What about culture shock?
- What issues do military women face when coming home?
- How do military women find civilian jobs after their service?
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GUEST: ARIEL SHIVERS-MCGREW
A careerist in the United States Army Reserves, an EOL (Equal Opportunity Liaison), a DARN (duty appointed reenlistment NCO), ASISTer (applied suicide intervention skills trained), primarily responsible for the analysis, development and distribution of intelligence used for information and psychological effect.
I’ve authored two young adult fictions, managed to find myself a lead contributor for a women veteran’s network in an online magazine and recently presented a proposal on Incivility in the workplace and career counselor preparedness in the 21st century as a PhD student.
I’m a former SFL-TAP (transition assistance program) Counselor. I’ve taught women veterans how to start their own business across the Chicagoland area as the Director, Women Vetrepreneurship while simultaneously serving as the Associate Director, Veterans Programs for the Veterans Business Outreach Center at the Women’s Business Development Center for a three-state region (WI, MN, IL).
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