Sgt. Stephanie Shannon
Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon is a #1 International Best Selling Author of the book “Battling the Storm Within”, entrepreneur, consultant, inspirational speaker and veteran advocate who has over 27 years of experience in the fields of business, social work, community development, leadership, ministry, collaborations, workshops and seminars. She is an honorably discharged disabled U.S. Army veteran who served her country for eight years including the 1990-1991 Desert Storm/Desert Shield Persian Gulf War I. She earned her Bachelors in Psychology at Grand Valley State University in 1996. She has training in the fields of paralegal, real estate, social work, entrepreneurship and business. She is a strong advocate for other veterans, especially the women veteran population. She is the founder/CEO of Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment. She shares her experiences of living for 20 years with undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by military sexual trauma.