I learned that the Women's Fund has a very ambitious agenda--they want to take Tennessee from number 49 to number 1 in all issues that affect women, including employment and earnings, health and wellbeing, safety and violence and poverty and opportunity.
The keynote speaker was Shelley Zalis, who creating a company called Online Testing Exchange and later sold it. When she owned the company, she was the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry's top 25. She was a powerful speaker regarding the ability we have to really change things for the better here in Tennessee. As she said yesterday, when you are ranked 49th in the country, there is nowhere to go but up!
The Nightingale Chair, KatieMorgan, presented Girl's Inc as this years Nightingale grant recipient.
The best thing about the event for a working woman like me was that it was succinct but powerful. The whole program lasted maybe 40 minutes and I was able to eat a good lunch, be inspired, and get back to work!
I'm glad the Women's Fund is out there fighting for women and want to get more involved.