Mayor’s Council For Women To Hold 2nd Annual Statewide Women’s Policy Conference

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Entrepreneurs, researchers, and advocates will come together for two days to discuss policy centered around empowerment, health and justice at the second annual Chattanooga Mayor’s Council for Women Statewide Women’s Policy Conference. 

The conference, Feb. 7-8, is the only event in the state that focuses solely on public policy matters related to health, economic self-reliance, political participation and justice for women.

“We know that in practically every public policy area, women and girls in America continue to live at a severe disadvantage.
If change is going to come, it’s got to come by us and for us,” says Mayor’s Council For Women Co-Chair and Chattanooga City Councilwoman Carol Berz. “Last year’s inaugural Statewide Women’s Policy Conference was a huge success and brought hundreds of amazing visionary women, entrepreneurs, and researchers together for some important conversations about health, justice, economic empowerment, and civic engagement. We are coming back together now to keep learning about how we change our lives for the better.”

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke created the Mayor’s Council for Women to make policy recommendations about issues affecting women in Chattanooga and the region. 

“This conference is about breaking down barriers for women to thrive and make sure women have a seat at the table when it comes to creating policies that affect them,” said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. 

The second annual Statewide Women’s Policy Conference will take place at the Westin Chattanooga, 801 Pine St. in downtown Chattanooga. 

Speakers include Elyse Shaw, senior research associate for Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Ouleye Ndoye Warnock, senior human trafficking fellow for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Virginia W. Harrison, national president for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. and many others. 

This year’s event is powered by title sponsor EPB Fiber Optics and supported by other local businesses.

Tickets to the Statewide Women’s Policy Conference are limited and the event is expected to sell out. Registration is $135 and includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and networking opportunities with the speakers and panelists. 

Registration information and more details may be found at www.WomensPolicyConference.com.

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