F7 Group

In each issue, the editorial staff of will highlight in this section a different charity that benefits military veterans and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day. To back that up, our parent company – OpenSystems Media – will make a donation to every charity we showcase.

This month we are featuring F7 Group, a foundation dedicated to securing and providing resources, training, support, and mentoring to female veterans and women in military families.

F7 Group sponsors retreats, entrepreneurial training, and skills training with mentoring programs. Additionally, F7 runs corporate training sessions through its “VETPro” program, with the aim of teaching companies how to attract, retain, and accommodate workers currently or formerly associated with the U.S. military.

The organization is open to women serving in active duty or reserve military; veterans, spouses, mothers, or immediate female family members of service members; and other women who serve as support at home for members of the military. According to the group, the term “F7” refers to the seven basic pieces that women transitioning back home from active duty and those in support positions need to realize success: friends and family, freedom, foundation/formation, function, focus, flexible, and fundamentals.

F7 Group founder and CEO Cassaundra Melgar-C’de Baca has been recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for her dedication to service and her continued support for fellow veterans and military families.

F7 Group – originally started in Texas – is now opening what it calls “FOBs,” or forward operation bases, in other states: California, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, New York, and Florida.

For more information, visit http://www.f7group.com

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