Women’s Voices Forum



Department of Family Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 500
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1102

February 25, 2010

News Highlights

  • Women's Voices Forum will be held Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Chairman Sharon Bulova will preside and First Lady of Virginia Maureen McDonnell is the keynote speaker.
  • This event is free and open to the public
  • Get more information and register online.

Virginia’s First Lady Maureen McDonnell keynote speaker for Women’s Voices Forum

Fairfax, Va. — The Fairfax County Commission for Women is hosting their biennial Women's Voices Forum on Saturday, March 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Government Center Board Auditorium and Conference Center (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035). Chairman Sharon Bulova will preside, and First Lady of Virginia Maureen McDonnell is the keynote speaker. The community is invited to participate in a forum where the participants can voice their opinions, receive feedback from public and elected officials, hear from opinion leaders, and discuss issues such as affordable housing, child care, health care, education, careers, and domestic violence.

The program will include a town hall session, dialogue with legislators, discussion panels, informed speakers, an interactive information fair, networking, food and the showing of the movie The GLOW Project.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. Register online or call the Commission for Women at 703-324-5730, TTY 703-324-5706. To request reasonable ADA accommodations, call 703-324-5730, TTY 703-324-5706.

Invited panelists include:

  • Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Commission for Women.
  • Patricia Harrison, deputy county executive for Fairfax County.
  • Nannette Bowler, director of the Fairfax County Department of Family Services.
  • Lavern J. Chatman, president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Urban League.
  • Eileen Curtis, president and CEO of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce.
  • Olga Hernandez, president of the League of Women Voters – Virginia.
  • Janey George, vice president and managing partner of Unisys.
  • Toni Townes-Whitley, president of Women in Technology.

The Fairfax County Commission for Women advises the Board of Supervisors on ways to remove barriers to women and girls in the county. Established in 1971, the commission has been an active voice for women in areas such as educational equality, progress in the workplace and domestic violence. The commission is part of a national network of about 300 state and local Commissions for Women.

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Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. To request this information in an alternate format, call the Department of Family Services at 703-533-5400; TTY 703-533-5316.


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