Instant Teams Founders Make Annual “MIGHTY 25” Military Influencer List

We are still on cloud nine after the incredible relaunch of the Military Influencer Conference! (In this case, what happened in Vegas is NOT staying in Vegas!)

Each year, We Are The Mighty honors 25 outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exemplary work within the extended military community. 

The MIGHTY 25 Gala took place on Friday, October 28, at the Military Influencer Conference. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, MIC returned to Las Vegas and once again served as the largest gathering of influential leaders in the military space. 

Our Founders, Liza Rodewald and Erica McMannes, had the distinct honor of making the annual “MIGHTY 25” list. Other winners include John Perez, Head of Military & Veteran Affairs at Johnson & Johnson; Remi Adeleki, bestselling author, actor, filmmaker, speaker, and activist; Tony Wells, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Verizon; Lindsey Streeter, Senior Vice President of Global Military Affairs at Bank of America; and Lt. Amanda Lee, United States Navy Blue Angel Fighter Pilot.

Along with the MIGHTY 25 presentation, the gala also highlighted the winners of multiple pitch contests for veterans, service members, and military spouse founders. The Veteran Fund, an investor of Instant Teams, demonstrated their support of the military spouse and veteran community through their $100K check for 1st place winner, Pixly, led by Founder & CEO, Lee Mills,  and a special investment in Spouse-ly, led by Founder & CEO Monica Fullerton.  

The gala celebration was a huge win for our entire military community and raised awareness of military spouse employment and entrepreneurship. Special guests included Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Travis Wilson of the Green Beret Foundation

“Erica and I are so passionate about the military community and are humbled to be honored alongside our peers,” says Liza. “We know how vital military spouse employment is to military families, and we’re determined to improve the financial stability of the military community with meaningful remote careers and legitimate employment advocacy.” 

There’s something so energizing about connecting in person with the military community. To all the employees, customers, partners, and community members who stopped by to say hello at MIC, thank you! We left Vegas recharged, energized, and ready to get back to work!

Congratulations to the MIGHTY 25 Class of 2022 – being surrounded by all of you was inspiring. We can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the next year!