NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Military veterans and spouses are invited to attend the 9th Annual Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) Symposium, Nov. 4, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hudson Yards in Manhattan. VOWS is a consortium of more than 100 firms — including presenting sponsors Citi, HSBC and Wells Fargo & Co. — dedicated to honoring former and current military personnel by facilitating career and business opportunities.
The 2019 VOWS Symposium brings veterans and military spouses together with corporate leaders from the financial services industry, government, military, and veteran support organizations and more. The Symposium is designed to convene leading thinkers and stakeholders to discuss transition into the civilian workforce, with a focus on career readiness.
For the first time, select participating companies will conduct job interviews during the Symposium for a variety of career opportunities, including financial crime specialists, bank relationship advisors and managers. The full-day event will feature a roundtable discussion on best practices and workshops to help veterans and military spouses learn job-search skills, such as building strong resumes and using LinkedIn to find career opportunities. The event is designed to encourage organizations to collaborate, develop and share recruiting and readiness best practices.
- Phil McConkey, Academy Securities partner and president; former Naval officer and pro football player
- John Shrewsberry, Wells Fargo chief financial officer
- Bob Woodruff, ABC News correspondent; co-founder, the Bob Woodruff Foundation
Registration is open until Nov. 1, 2019, or until capacity is filled. Register here.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation serves as a partner for the symposium.
“As the long-standing strategic philanthropic partner to Veterans on Wall Street, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has always been committed to ensuring that funds raised are invested in best-in-class programs serving our veterans and military families,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, CEO of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “We are proud to be leading together with VOWS as they work to empower veterans to pursue careers that utilize their unique skillset to the fullest.”
For more information on VOWS, visit http://veteransonwallstreet.com.
About Veterans on Wall Street
Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) is a consortium of more than 100 financial services firms and other companies dedicated to honoring former and current military personnel by facilitating career and business opportunities. For more information, please visit www.veteransonwallstreet.com or follow @VeteransonWS on Twitter.
About the Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans. To date, BWF has invested nearly $70 million to Find, Fund and Shape™ programs that have empowered impacted veterans, service members and their family members, across the nation. For more information, please visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org or follow us on Twitter at @Stand4Heroes.