CWLI Hosts Luncheon Why Women Matter: Because We RUN

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute will host a Leadership Luncheon highlighting the importance of women taking an active role in the political process on Friday, April 25 at The Chattanoogan from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

CWLI’s mission is to increase the leadership capabilities and influence of women in the Chattanooga community. In keeping with this mission, CWLI will host Why Women Matter: Because We RUN, a luncheon dedicated to reaching out to our membership and beyond to educate women on all the ways they can be involved in the political process, from voting to running for office, and many areas in between.

As a not-for-profit organization, CWLI does not endorse any particular candidate or party. CWLI does strive to enhance women’s understanding of being politically active, empower women to run for office, and empower women to impact policy.

This panel discussion will feature Chattanooga City Council Member Dr. Carol Berz; Molly Cooper, Office of the Mayor, City of Chattanooga; and Sandra Bennett, past president of Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus. The panel will be moderated by Robin Derryberry, Owner of Derryberry Public Relations.

The cost for the luncheon is $20 for CWLI members and $30 for non-members. Payment must be received by Tuesday. Visit www.cwli.org to register.




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