Friday May 7 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day! To celebrate, Bunker Labs is hosting a virtual roundtable of military spouses. Military spouses Liz Marion, Sabrina Wojtewicz, Miranda Perales and Alexa Modero will lead a discussion on the military spouse experience and how entrepreneurship can combat military spouse unemployment, underemployment, and career instability.
According to 2016 Department of Labor statistics, only 53 percent of military spouses participated in the labor market compared to 76 percent of the general population. Thirteen percent are unemployed (three times the national average), and 31.6 percent are underemployed.
Entrepreneurship is an exciting, flexible, and fulfilling option that can address these high unemployment and underemployment numbers.
At the virtual roundtable, we will highlight military spouse entrepreneurs in our community and their startups and small businesses. We welcome new military spouses to attend and connect.
This Town Hall is a part of the Town Hall Series brought to you by MetLife Foundation, created to inspire and equip the entrepreneurs in our military connected community to continue moving their businesses forward.
Registered attendees will receive a link and instructions on how to join the Virtual Town Hall in their confirmation email.
*This event will be recorded. Participation in the meeting indicates your consent to being included in the meeting recording.
Director of Partnerships
Program Director, CEOcircle
Backpacks for Life
Co-founder & Executive Director
Germono Advertising Company
Sabrina Wojtewicz is currently Southwest Region Executive Director with Bunker Labs, where she leads operations and ecosystem development in Texas and Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Additionally, she advocates and sponsors initiatives for women veterans and military spouses nationally within the organization. Most recently she has added national partnerships strategy and cultivation as well as a national launch of Bunker Labs’ scale program, CEOcircle to her list of priorities. Passionate about innovation and personal, professional and leadership development, she believes that servant leadership is the best kind of leadership. She has worked with and for companies large and small including cultivating and securing major partnerships with Dell, USAA, WeWork, and Starbucks. She’s also worked with companies like JP Morgan Chase, National Oilwell Varco, Oracle, IBM, and the DoD on collaborations and partnerships that bring positive impact and results.
Prior to launching Bunker Labs in 2014, Sabrina worked with startups and small businesses as a brand and marketing consultant, where she supported dozens of small businesses with the creation of messaging that aligned with their mission and target market. Of notable success was supporting WellTronics, MWD from concept to acquisition 2008-2011.
Sabrina was born and raised in Dallas and has been a resident of Austin since 2004. Her interest and enthusiasm to empower others and give back to her community led her to found and organize the largest women’s small business networking group in Central Texas formed in 2006. She has served on multiple boards including Rotary and is a co-founder and collaborator on several initiatives where she contributes her time and talent towards an innovative startup community of military service members, veterans, and military spouses as they launch and accelerate businesses. Most recently, she’s supported a collaborative creation of the National Security Innovation Council out of Austin, Texas. Additionally, she’s an advocate, mentor, and speaker on servant leadership for those seeking their next challenge or opportunity.
Sabrina studied Business Administration and Marketing at Concordia University and Communications & Journalism at Austin Community College. She lives outside of Austin, Texas with her husband of 15 years (USMC), their two children, and three Labrador Retrievers.