E N G A G I N G, E N C O U R A G I N G & E N D O R S I N G
W O M E N I N P U B L I C O F F I C E
Women in Numbers (WIN) is a nonpartisan organization established to engage, encourage and endorse qualified women to be elected to public office. Since our founding in 1992, WIN has become a growing force by endorsing more than 100 candidates and contributing more than $225,000 to their campaigns. WIN relies upon membership, fundraising events and sponsors to make this possible.
Mary Nell Bryan
Attorney Joy Kimbrough
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Burkley Allen, Beth Scott Clayton Amos, LUCF, CLTC, Charlie Cardwell, Agenia Clark, Mary Clement, Laurie Eskind, Janet Jernigan, Lynda Jones, Teresa Kingery, Judge Amanda McClendon, Betty Nixon, Pathfinding Consulting, Suzanne Petry, Martha Rosenberg, Edward Ryan, Teris Kim Schery, Suzanne Fletcher Thompson, Deborah Varallo, Christine Wilson, Women's Political Collaborative of Tennessee, Carolyn Yates
On Oct. 3, WIN honored Speaker Beth Harwell with the Trailblazer Award at its signature event, Dare to Soar. Four former WIN presidents and leaders in the community received the inaugural Legacy Award. On the 27th floor of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, the event overlooked a panorama of downtown Nashville.
Women in Numbers kicked off its first annual Sippin’ in September event this past Thursday, put on by the organization’s Junior Board members. Women and men of all ages gathered to network with one another, sip some wine and find out what WIN is all about. The event took place at the Jones Law Group rooftop patio, allowing for a night of conversation and fun looking out on downtown Nashville.
An all-female flag honors team raises the flag on Aug. 26, Women's Equality Day.
As the second African-American woman elected to the Tennessee General Assembly, the first female speaker pro tempore in the House, the longest-serving House member and speaker emeritus, Lois DeBerry was - in the words of Gov. Bill Haslam - "a history maker, a wonderful woman, a great legislator and a true friend."
Women have made strides in the workplace; we are leaders in our businesses, communities and homes. However, women are still underrepresented in elected office. Women are 51% of the voting population, yet hold a mere 20% of the public office positions. WIN is committed to changing that statistic.
As one of the only nonpartisan, non-issue-based political advocacy groups, WIN’s mission is to engage women in civic discourse, encourage women to run for office and endorse qualified women who choose to run.
Why is WIN important to us?
•Since our founding in 1992, WIN has become a growing force by endorsing more than 100 candidates and contributing more than $225,000 to their campaigns
•WIN encourages informed voting through our Salon program which engages the community and fosters conversation among civic-minded individuals.
•WIN offers training to women who are interested in seeking office, but don’t know where to start.
•WIN brings together women, candidates and the community to network and build a system of support.
•WIN honors the legacy of women who have gone before us, blazing a trail to public office.
•WIN endorses women who are equipped to run a successful campaign and win an elected office.
We want to know why WIN is important to you. So tell us, Why WIN?
Mary Nell Bryan
Governor Bill and Crissy Haslam
District Public Defender Claudia Jack
Windrow Phillips Group and Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC
Durham and Windrow Families
Cathy and Bobby Thomas
Sippin' In September
Wednesday, September 3rd | 6-8p
Join the WIN Junior Board for a night of networking and connecting with other civically engaged young professionals in Middle TN.
Thank you to all of the qualified women who stepped up to run for public office in this election. Your dedication, spirit and strength are inspiring. Congratulations to those who won their races. View a list of WIN-endorsed candidates and the winners by clicking the badge below. To view all election results, click here.