JFMP mentee testifies before House on benefits of woman-to-woman mentoring for career development and entrepreneurship. Read her testimony. Listen on the live feed today (5/7) at 1:00 pm EDT.

Thanks to the following partners who have provided funding to support Joining Forces Mentoring Plus®


Women Joining Forces

Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® offers unlimited free personal coaching and professional guidance—including working women mentors—for women veterans of all ranks and eras, military/veteran spouses, caregivers of wounded warriors, and survivors of fallen soldiers, to help them successfully identify, outline, and pursue civilian careers. Our high tech-high touch framework meets women where they are to address the distinct challenges they face and provide exposure and access to education, credentialing, career development, and entry into the broadest spectrum of industry, services, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Click here to view Case Studies, Testimonials, and a Program Overview.


Two Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® mentees, Dawn Smith and Carolyn Allen, along with mentor Sandra Smith were featured on the NBC Nightly News discussing the importance of the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation’s mentoring program in helping women veterans transition to successful civilian careers. Join us NOW in supporting our women veterans.

First Lady commending BPW Foundation for its work with women veterans.


Working Women Helping Women Work®

Women Joining Forces

Winning Combination

Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® gives working women – both veterans and civilians – the opportunity to tap their own experiences in the workplace, to help women veterans, military spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors successfully enter the workforce and advance in in their careers. It provides women veterans, military and veteran spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors the tools and support necessary to assist them obtain meaningful employment in a career of interest to them.

Everybody Wins

Research shows that mentoring benefits all participants - mentors, mentees and subject matter experts. Mentoring relationships provide not only personal rewards; shared experiences; and growth, education and insights, but a feeling of pride when you help someone achieve her goals after she has served on our behalf.

Show Your Support

With your support, Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus®, provides the tools, outreach, and capacity to engage women mentors and assist women veterans, military and veteran spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors find meaningful jobs and advance in their current careers.

Make a difference in the life of a woman veteran, military spouse and/or caregiver of a wounded warrior by donating now and partnering with us. Your contribution directly supports these women.


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Why BPW Foundation? BPW was the first foundation to focus on working women – including, women in non-traditional occupations. In 2005 BPW Foundation recognized the surge of women veterans returning home from two wars and. wanted to know how workplaces were receiving these new and uniquely skilled workers and what resources were available to help them move from the military to the civilian workforce. The Women Joining Forces Closing Ranks Opening Doors Advisory Council and Mentoring Advisory Council (MAC) were created to provide the expertise and experience needed to support military-connected women in finding quality employment.

We welcome company and organizational support of this important effort. Please join us as we work to serve and support women veterans and military wives in their reintegration and ongoing employment and career success. Thank you in advance for your consideration of joining us in this vital effort!

Through your generosity, help a woman veteran, military spouse or caregiver of a wounded warrior benefit from a mentoring relationship to help her with her job search, starting a business and on her path to a successful career. Monthly giving allows us to have a dependable base of support for ongoing mentoring relationships that directly impact the lives of women veterans, military spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors.

All donations are appreciated and will be used to support Joining Forces Mentoring Plus®. Click below to donate with PayPal or Donate by mail: BPW Foundation, P.O. Box 759189 Baltimore, MD 21275-7189.




The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Established in June 2011 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) addresses economic recovery in the United States. CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, and support workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting, CGI America participants have made more than 200 commitments valued at $13.4 billion when fully funded and implemented. To learn more, visit cgiamerica.org. Learn more about BPW Foundation's CGI Commitment to women veterans and military spouses.

Thanks to the following partners who have provided funding to support Joining Forces Mentoring Plus®

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