Advocacy Forum III

Access to Post-Secondary Education:

A snapshot of women in Tennessee now and a look toward the future

The Advocacy Forum III was held on November 7, 2019 at the Knoxville Museum of Art and was a great success! We had a informative evening learning about key research and information impacting women and girls in our region and the ways in which education is working to create pathways to self-sustainability. 

See more about the event below.

The State of Our State: Gender

Keynote speaker, Shanna Singh Hughey, President of Think Tennessee, presented research and data on how women in our state rank compared to states across the nation. Download her presentation and visit the Think Tennessee website below,, to learn more about the status of Tennessee. 

State of Our State: Gender

Women's Fund of East Tennessee

Advocacy Forum III 

Shanna Singh Hughey

Guest Speakers

Renee Kelly

Chief of Staff

Knox County Schools

Kori Lautner

Community Schools Resource Coordinator

Lonsdale Elementary

Dr. Penny Schwinn

Commissioner of Education

TN Dept. of Education

Ronni Chandler

Executive Director & CEO

Project GRAD Knoxville

Krissy DeAlejandro

Executive Director


Shanna Singh Hughey


Think Tennessee

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