Shelly Zalis To Keynote Voices Luncheon Oct. 4

Women’s Fund Of Greater Chattanooga To Unveil Plan To Improve The Status Of Women

Monday, October 2, 2017
Shelly Zalis
Shelly Zalis

The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga is leading an effort to improve the status of women and officials plan to share their plans of moving Tennessee from 49th in the nation for opportunities for education and employment for women to one, at the 5th Annual Voices Luncheon. Shelly Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient and founder of The Girls’ Lounge, will be the keynote speaker.

As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25, Ms. Zalis changed the game, brought emotion and passion to the boardroom and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and friend to women and leaders in her industry, said officials. 

The Voices Luncheon is set for Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St.  The Power of the Purse Silent Auction begins at 10:45 a.m. 

Proceeds from the luncheon support advocacy and philanthropic of Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga including work with legislation delegation on passage of laws to protect and advance women and children.


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