It’s time to wake up.

Of the more than 6 million people who call Tennessee home, 52 percent are female and 23 percent are children under the age of 18—but they’re often underrepresented or not represented at all in today’s political and policy decisions. Women and children in Tennessee need a voice.

AWAKE is dedicated to advocating for the advancement of women and kids by effecting local and state policy through education, outreach, and research.  Our strategic approach fosters unique partnerships with organizations, communities & elected officials to ensure that the interests of the women and children in Tennessee are heard.

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    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 05:30 PM · $25.00 USD
    MMRS Law in Nashville, TN

    AWAKE Annual Fundraiser

    Join AWAKE Tennessee at our annual fundraiser! Enjoy food & beverages provided by The Southern & Fido. Learn more about our 2015 Legislative Agenda, upcoming awareness campaigns, and how we're fighting for Tennessee's women and kids.  

    Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Women's Day on the Hill

    The Business and Professional Women of Tennessee Inc. (BPW/TN) in partnership with the Tennessee Women Political Caucus, Women's Political Collaborative of Tennessee, Advocates for Women’s and Kid’s Equality, Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Memphis Area Women's Council, Contracts for Women Inc. A Better Balance, AAUW, YWCA and other women organizations presents 2015 Policy and Action Day on the Hill. 

    You are invited to join women from across the state. It does not matter whether you have been coming for several years or this is your first. Whether you are a legislative enthusiast or a beginner, consider this your opportunity to be a part of the process that will help shape our state policy.

    Day on the Hill Planned Activities
    • BPW Day on the Hill Breakfast. Location: Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP located at 511 Union St, Nashville TN 37219. The office is on the 27th Floor. There is parking under the building. Breakfast will be at 7:30am. The breakfast is free
    • Orientation- Information packets will be distributed. Discussion on the legislative process. Mentor/Mentee partnering for new participants 
    • Visit with legislators
    • Women's Political Collaborative of TN Luncheon also at the same location
    • More visits with legislators
    • Photo with Governor Bill Bill Haslam

    For more information, contact BPW legislation chair Zulfat Suara at


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