SAN JOSE, Calif., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AcademyWomen wins 2nd in the nation for the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards! For the past 30 years, Leadership Excellence, in partnership with HR.com has identified and recognized the Top 500 leadership organizations and their strategies and solutions in their yearly ranking. AcademyWomen was selected for its profound impact of their eMentor Programs on military women, veterans, and military spouses with its web-based mentoring programs that connect career and peer mentors with military, veteran and spouse protégés to achieve professional and personal goals.
"The award winners from the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards program are the top firms with outstanding leadership programs from over 1,250 nominated companies. To be in the top 10% of any category is truly spectacular, and it's a true demonstration of the hard work and effort by these great companies," says Debbie McGrath, CEO HR.com. Read more about this year's Top 500 award winners at: http://www.hr.com/LE_April2014.
In these especially challenging economic times, there have been hundreds of thousands of transitioning veterans and military spouses looking for meaningful employment in spite of limited professional networks and strong cultural differences. In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring our Heroes initiative, AcademyWomen is bridging the gap between job seeking veterans, military spouses and corporations searching for skilled talent.
The President of AcademyWomen, Susan Feland, said "Mentoring unites corporate, nonprofit and the veteran communities to strengthen our nation with a diverse workforce of talent." The eMentor Programs help veterans and spouses navigate new challenges. Derek Nail, a retired Army Officer said, "I love the Veteran eMentor Program … I can't tell you how important the program has been to me and my job search. If I didn't have this program I don't know where my job search process would be right now."
AcademyWomen is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2003 as a leadership and professional development organization serving military and veteran women, men and military spouses. Learn more at www.ementorprogram.org and www.academywomen.org.