Going through a challenging, potentially life-destroying situation is never easy. No know knows this better than my guest, Jas Boothe, founder of the non-profit organization – Final Salute Inc – for homeless female veterans. Jas is an Army Reserves veteran with 17 years of military experience as well as a cancer survivor. She has been recognized by Oprah Winfrey, People Magazine, and CNN for her work within her organization.
Jas joins me on the show today to share her story of overcoming some of the biggest challenges in her life – including being discharged from the military, being diagnosed with an aggressive form of head, neck, and throat cancer, as well as losing her home during Hurricane Katrina. She explains how these experiences motivated her to start her organization and dedicate herself to helping over 2,000 female military veterans each year find safe, suitable housing.
“I realized no one was RSVP-ing to my pity party.” – Jas Boothe
Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:
- Coping with a devastating cancer diagnosis after losing her new home to Hurricane Katrina
- Finding motivation to change the outcome of her situation – and the situations of others
- The birth of Final Salute Inc and its mission to serve the women who have served
- Services and programs available to homeless female veterans and their children
- What it was like to talk with Oprah
- How she transformed the leadership skills she learned as a soldier to become a successful business woman
Connect with Jas Boothe:
- Final Salute Inc
- Final Salute Inc on Twitter
- Final Salute Inc on Facebook
- Jas Boothe on LinkedIn
- Jas Boothe on Twitter
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