Women from across Tennessee will join the Mayor’s Council for Women for two days of discussion on policy issues affecting women

Members of the media are invited to attend the fifth annual Statewide Women’s Policy Conference in downtown Chattanooga on February 2-3, 2023. 

Hosted by the Chattanooga Mayor’s Council for Women, the annual event brings together hundreds of researchers, advocates, and community members for two days of discussion on policies affecting women. 

Reporters who are interested in covering the event should contact Maggie Marsh ([email protected]) to request press passes and/or interviews. 

“It is up to us to be among the change-agents for all women in our communities,” said Mayor’s Council for Women Chair and City Councilwoman Carol Berz. “We can no longer wait for others to do our work. It is our task to be among those who shape policy that changes the present and impacts the future.”

The council was launched in 2015 and hosted its first conference in 2018. Under the Kelly administration, the Mayor’s Council for Women continues to thrive. 

“While great strides have been made toward gender equality, the fight is far from over,” said Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly. “The Statewide Women’s Policy Conference is a great way for women in our region to collaborate and learn from each other, as we work together to promote policies that empower women to succeed and thrive. I’m grateful to Councilwoman Berz and the Mayor’s Council for Women for making this important event possible.”

What: Statewide Women’s Policy Conference

When: February 2 – 3, 2023 (for full schedule of events, click here)

Where: The Chattanooga Westin: 801 Pine Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Conference speakers include: