top of page

"When you invest in a woman, you invest in a family, a community, and ultimately a region"


The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee (WFET) Advocacy Committee works to illuminate the context within which the Fund carries out its mission of transforming the lives of low-income women and girls in East Tennessee. The Committee researches issues and opportunities through national, statewide, and regional networks, and works together to advocate and create programs that raise awareness and educate diverse audiences about our advocacy priorities impacting low-income women and girls in our 25-county service area.

Currently we are focused on the following issues: 

  • Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

  • Access to Education

First Annual
Women's Policy Forum

On Tuesday, May 9th, the Women's Fund of East Tennessee hosted its first ever Women's Policy Forum to educate and inspire women in the community on how to get involved as advocates for the betterment of women and girls in East Tennessee. Our organization hosted two dynamic speakers, Dr. Jeannine Carpenter and Sara Beth Myers to discuss legislative issues directly pertaining to the self-sustainability of women and how to and "stay on message as an advocate." To view both presentation slides, please use the
links below.

Dr. Jeannine Carpenter

"Can ALL Women Thrive in Tennessee? Ask Your Legislators". 
Women's Advocacy Forum 2023-Jeannine Carpenter.pptx

Sara Beth Myers

"Stay on Message: How Women Succeed As Advocates In Tennessee" 
Advocacy Presentation_Knoxville 5.5.23--Sara Beth Myers.pptx

bottom of page