Women’s History Month - National Women Veterans Speakers Bureau is the first to offer female motivational speakers who have ALL served in the U.S. military



With uniformed service spanning the years 1978 to 2009, this group of military women veterans, authors, entrepreneurs and leadership experts represent three generations of service. They offer important lessons gained globally, intriguing stories of combat and deployment, and fascinating insights not available elsewhere. In addition, these veterans all desire to bring authentic voices and relevant perspectives to the current national conversation about women in the military and to encourage girls and young women to pursue challenging areas of study and careers in technical fields.
These ladies are ready to bring their unique, riveting, inspirational and sometimes humorous stories of military service and leadership to corporate organizations, veterans associations, educational conferences, higher education institutions, K-12 audiences, professional women's assocations and more.
To request a speaker for your event, please contact Mr. Angel Picon using the Contact Us tab on the left. 

The Speakers Bureau will expand in the future. Presently the core group includes:


Linda Maloney was one of the first women in U.S. history to join a combat military flying squadron and served for 20 years in the Navy as a Naval Flight Officer (NFO). Linda is the award-winning author of Military Fly Moms and founder of MMF Media Marketing, LLC See her speaker sheet and topics here Follow on Twitter @MilitaryFlyMoms  [Travels from NJ]
Karen Baetzel is a sought-after national consultant, trainer, writer and award-winning public speaker. After a thirty-year career in the United States Navy, Captain Baetzel retired as one of its most senior female aviators. While serving in the Navy Reserve, Karen transitioned to successful engagements in the corporate, academic and non-profit world before founding BattleAxe Consulting Services. She is the co-author of Stepping Stones to Success (with Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield & Dr. Dennis Waitle). See her topics here and watch a video here. [Travels from FL]
Sandra Tibbs
Sandra Tibbs, Ph.D. served both as an enlisted airman and as an Intelligence Officer in the USAF for more than a decade.  Sandra’s service highlights include overseeing over 160+ joint military and civilian members.  As part of the executive team, she led an organization of 2000+ people and facilitated the rescue of American hostages.  During her career, she played a vital role in the support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  She's the founder of Neverest Solutions LLC, a leadership development consultancy that specializes in training corporate, government, and small business executives. Watch her speaker video here. Follow on Twitter @SandraTibbs [Travels from VA]

Valerie Ormond served as a leader in naval intelligence for 25 years. She was one of the first women assigned to aircraft carriers and culminated her career earning the distinguished National Intelligence Reform Medal. Valerie followed a passion to write when transitioning to civilian life. Her debut novel, Believing In Horses won numerous awards including the Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America. See her speaker sheet and topics  Follow on Twitter @BelieveInHorses  [Travels from MD]
Miyoko Hikiji spent her military career in both the active duty Army and the Iowa National Guard. She was mobilized twice—once after September 11th and again in 2003 for a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During that year, Miyoko completed over 70 supply-convoy, security and raid missions while also working as the unit journalist. She’s the author of All I Could Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq. See her speaker sheet and topics here. Watch her on TV here.   Follow on Twitter @MHikiji  [Travels from IA]
Kim Olson served for 25 years in the Air Force as a command pilot with 3700 hours in six different aircraft. She commanded a KC-135 air refueling squadron and also served in a unique leadership position in post-war Iraq, the topic of her book titled Iraq and Back: Inside the War to Win the Peace. She retired as a colonel; she is the former President of Grace After Fire, an organization that provides support for women returning from active duty. Learn more about Kim's organization here and speaking topics hereFollow her organization on Twitter @graceafterfire  [Travels from TX]
Shannon Huffman Polson was the first woman to fly as an attack helicopter pilot in the Army’s XVIII Airborne corps and one of the first women flying attack rotary wing aircraft anywhere in the U.S. Army after the lifting of air combat exclusion. She went on to lead two platoons, taking one to Bosnia, and was the first woman to command an Apache attack line company in the 2d Infantry Division in Korea. Polson earned her BA from Duke, her MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School and her MFA from Seattle Pacific University. She worked five years in the corporate world before turning to writing full time. Polson is a seasoned speaker at corporate, educational and social events and conferences around the country. She is the author of North of Hope: A Daughter’s Arctic Journey. She and her family reside in the northwest. See her speaker sheet and topics here. Watch her TV interview here Follow on Twitter @ABorderLife [Travels from WA]
Graciela Tiscareño-Sato served as aircrew member (KC-135 instructor navigator) and as a contingency planning officer during her nine years of Air Force service. After a career in global tech marketing, she founded publishing and multicultural marketing firm Gracefully Global Group LLC in 2010. After winning several international book awards for her first book Latinnovating, she was inspired by her son to create Good Night Captain Mama / Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá, the first bilingual children’s picture book about why mommies serve. See her speaker sheet here for her business book; look here for military & leadership topics. Graciela also presents in Spanish. Watch her on CBS TV-San Francisco here. On Twitter @GraceTiscareno

[Travels from Northern CA]