Announcement - Board & Commission Openings
March 07, 2014
The Tennessee Economic Council on Women has been advised of openings on the State Boards & Commissions listed below. The application deadline for these openings is March 30, 2014.
February 27, 2014
This month’s edition features information about the TECW's website re-launch, the 2014 Women's Day on the Hill; "A Call to Men" and outreach efforts relating to violence against women; and the TBI's latest report on human sex trafficking. Read the full newsletter here.
Offerings range from parenting and continued education to sexual harassment and domestic violence.
February 24, 2014
In an ongoing effort to enhance access to resources through www.tennesseewomen.org, the Economic Council launched its new, streamlined resource pages today.
In addition to enhanced information offered about domestic and sexual violence, and human sex trafficking resources on its Violence Against Women page, visitors will now find intuitive, tab-based navigation options on the main resource page.
Resource tabs currently include information about:
- Violence Against Women
- Sexual Harassment
- Women & Work
- Parenting, and
- Political Participation
Council staff are working continuously to connect Tennesseans to the best possible services available, and are particularly excited to roll out enhanced resource centers for Women & Work and Violence Against Women in the coming months.
February 20, 2014
News release from TBI:
This study also analyzes the data in Tennessee counties that reported the highest numbers of minor sex trafficking. Numerous factors within each county have also been examined and compared in an effort to identify circumstances or conditions that may place an individual at risk for becoming a victim.
Welcome to Our New Website!
February 18, 2014
Tennesseewomen.org is one of the most effective ways for the Economic Council to reach out to the women of Tennessee, so we'll be working hard to bring you new functions and features throughout 2014. We hope that you'll find it more convenient and informative than ever before, and we ask you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions!
As you navigate, you'll notice that many of our pages have yet to go live, and you may find a link or two that lead to a page that does not yet exist; we apologize for any inconvenience, and encourage you to navigate to our old home page if you experience trouble with our new layout.
We'll be adding new pages and elements daily, and we'll be sure to keep you updated here!
For now, here are a few new pages that we encourage you to check out!
- About the Council Our new layout makes it easier to see who is currently serving on the economic council at a glance, as well as to access detailed biographical information below. This page also includes a brief summary of the Council's founding and a listing of it's biennial reports.
- TECW Research Find a study by category, view the Council's research timeline, and find in-depth information about the TECW's rich library of publications.
- Media and news archives on our News & Networking page This page will be the main hub to all of our news, networking, calendar and multimedia archives - though many of these are still under construction.
Violence Against Women Findings Presented to Nashville Rotary
February 4, 2014
Dr. Phyllis Qualls-Brooks (above) presented findings from the Council's study, "The Economic Impact of Violence Against Women in Tennessee" to the Rotary Club of Nashville on February 3, 2014. Her PowerPoint presentation on the study can be found here, with her remarks included.
Tennessee Economic Council on Women Elects New Officers: Dr. Dena Wise Takes the Helm as Chair
January 11, 2014
Dena Wise, Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been elected chair of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women. Wise has served on the Council since 2008. The officers were elected for a one-year term at the Winter Quarterly Meeting, held Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Yvonne Wood had served as chair for the past two years.
Dr. Wise thanked Mrs. Wood for her tireless work as Chair of the TECW and presented her with a ceremonial gavel. Wise also spoke briefly about her goals as chair. “It is my intent to increase the Council’s efforts related to grant-seeking, enhance research through partnerships, and provide opportunity to Tennessee women all along the economic spectrum.”
Violence Against Women Report Available
October 28, 2013