2024 Women’s Policy Forum Event Recap

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Location: On Broadway Event Center 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Women’s Policy Forum is a platform for engaging discussions, insightful presentations, and valuable networking opportunities. We are grateful to our esteemed speakers, Dr. Jeannine Carpenter and Sara Beth Myers, for sharing their expertise and shedding light on critical issues affecting marginalized individuals. Their passion and dedication to advocacy undoubtedly left a lasting impact on all of us.

So, what’s next?

We must continue the momentum and turn our inspiration into action. Here are a few ways you can get involved:

Stay Informed

Stay Informed and up to date with the latest legislative initiatives impacting our community, be it local, state, or federal. Follow local news outlets, subscribe to relevant newsletters, and join social media groups focused on women’s and family issues.

Engage with Elected Officials

Reach out to your elected representatives and share YOUR concerns and priorities. Attend town hall meetings, participate in public hearings, and join advocacy campaigns to ensure decision-makers hear your voice.


Explore volunteer opportunities with organizations where work benefits women’s and family rights. Your time and skills can make a significant difference in supporting programs that uplift and empower those in need.

Support Local Initiatives

Stay connected with local grassroots organizations and nonprofits that are actively working to create positive change. Consider donating, fundraising, or volunteering your time to help advance their missions.

We will continue to provide updates on upcoming initiatives and opportunities for involvement.

Additional resources on how you can act can be found at https://www.awaketn.org/ under the AWAKE Toolkit.

Once again, thank you for your active participation in the Women’s Policy Forum. We value your commitment and dedication to building a better future for women, children, and families in East Tennessee. Let’s continue working together to make a tangible and lasting impact.

Remember: You do not need to be an expert in advocacy to be an expert advocate.