Girls Inc. To Announce 10th Anniversary Unbought And Unbossed Honorees

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Girls Inc of Chattanooga will present the 2014 Unbought and Unbossed honorees at a reception held in their honor, on Thursday, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Nova Copy Chattanooga, 1936 Central Ave.,Chattanooga, Tn. 37408. 

Named for the phrase coined by Congressmember Shirley Chisholm, the awards honor Hamilton County women who through their career and/or community service have improved the lives of girls and women.  

As in past years, girls participating in Girls Inc.’s Women’s History Project select ten honorees from nominations submitted by community members. This is the 10th anniversary of Unbought and Unbossed, and honorees will be recognized at a luncheon to be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center on April 2, 2014.


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