Through advocacy and philanthropy, the Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga (WFGC) champions a just and safe society for women. To that end, WFGC will host Cindy Dyer, a former specialized domestic and sexual violence prosecutor internationally recognized for her work on gender-based violence as the keynote speaker for the Voices 2016 luncheon to be held October 5 at Stratton Hall.
Doors open at 10:45 am for The Power of the Purse silent auction, followed by luncheon and program promptly at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.
Cindy Dyer served as the Director of the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, a position she was appointed to by President George W. Bush. In her current role as Vice President of the Human Rights team at non profit organization Vital Voices, Dyer travels the world implementing programs to effectively address violence against women.
We are thrilled to add Cindy’s voice to ours and look forward to introducing her to the Chattanooga community at our annual Voices luncheon this year - men and women from local schools, universities, law enforcement and government. Cindy is internationally recognized for her work in identifying solutions to gender-based violence and, like the WFGC has worked tirelessly to advance communities by making women safe and secure.
Proceeds from the event support the advocacy and philanthropy of WFGC including work with our legislative delegation on passage of laws to protect and advance women and children, the Nightingale Network for giving and grant-making, and partnerships with aligned organizations supporting the safety and empowerment of women and girls.