Girls Inc.'s 10th Annual UnBought And UnBossed Awards Luncheon Is Wednesday

Monday, March 31, 2014

The UnBought and UnBossed Awards honor local women who through their career achievements or community service have made an impact on the lives of Hamilton County girls and women. Each year, 10 honorees are chosen from community nominations by girls participating in Girls Inc.'s Women's History Project.  

The tenth anniversary of this event has moved from a breakfast at the Chattanoogan Hotel to a luncheon being held at the Chattanooga Convention Center. More than 500 are expected to attend, including nearly 50 women who have been honored with the award in the past, many local elected officials and distinguished guests.

The award ceremony will be held Wednesday.  Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program begins at 11:30 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m. Mayor Andy Berke is scheduled to speak at noon.

The 2014 UnBought and UnBossed honorees are Dr. Stephanie Bellar, Dr. Christine Benz Smith, Lacey S. Furr, Jenise Gordon, Donna McConnico, Diane S. Parks, Dr. Kathy Purnell, Barbara Allison-Standefer, The Honorable L. Marie Williams, and Gladys Pineda-Loher. The event will be emceed by Alison Lebovitz, and Mayor Berke will make remarks.


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