THE ROSIE NETWORK
Our Mission & Why
Our mission is to build stronger military families by developing entrepreneurial programs and support services that empower active-duty, veterans and military spouses to realize the American Dream of small business ownership, increasing financial stability and self-sufficiency of those who have served our country.
Inspired by WWII icon Rosie the Riveter and her ‘We Can Do It!’ attitude, The Rosie Network was founded by Military Spouse and Veteran entrepreneurs to EMPOWER, IMPACT, and ADVOCATE on behalf of our nation’s service members and spouses seeking the American Dream of small business ownership.
We have been training and mentoring active-duty, veterans, and military spouses for 10 YEARS. While our network has grown, our core mission remains the same.
All of our services are provided at no cost. As a 501(c)3, we depend on the generosity of our donors. If you are interested in making a financial gift to our program, contact Leona at LSublett@therosienetwork.org.
WHO WE SERVE & WHY:
20% of transitioning service-members are choosing business ownership
48% of military spouses turning to entrepreneurship vs traditional employment as a viable and portable career option
90% of entrepreneurs without mentorship fail in the first 3 years.
24% Military Spouse unemployment is a national security issue according to DoD Leadership
$1.2B Military Spouse un/under-employment cost to taxpayers according to BSF Military Lifestyle Survey
1 in 5 active-duty military families in San Diego qualifies for food subsidies