Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Nashville Cable hosts our first female mayor to discuss her first 100 days in office
As Nashville’s first elected female mayor, Mayor Megan Barry embodies the very mission of Cable as a leadership organization: the promotion of women’s professional advancement.
Join Cable members for a luncheon discussion with Mayor Barry on Wednesday, January 13th about her first 100 days in office. At the luncheon, which will take place from 11:30am – 1pm at the Music City Center’s room 101 A-D (201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville), Mayor Barry will talk about her progress so far in key initiatives including public education, transportation, affordable housing and economic growth.
Mayor Barry will also discuss the strides she’s made in championing diversity and women’s professional advancement within the mayor’s office – appointing a diverse, majority female staff that reflects the city of Nashville.
Members of the media are invited to attend. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cable President & CEO Susan Huggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-321-2260.
About Megan Barry
Megan Barry is the seventh mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Her election in the Sept. 10, 2015, runoff, after receiving the most votes in the Aug. 6 general election, represents a historic milestone as she is the first female mayor of Nashville.
Barry’s election is also historic in that she is the first Metro Council member to ascend to the office of mayor. First elected in the runoff election of 2007 for the position of Council at-large, Barry went on to receive the most votes of the five winning at-large candidates in 2011.
Megan Barry is married to Bruce Barry, a professor of organization studies at Vanderbilt. Their son, Max, is a junior in college, and they share their home with two rescue dogs, Hank and Boris.
Nashville Cable is one of Tennessee’s largest and most established network of professionals with more than 500 members and a 37-year history of helping women reach their full potential. The organization’s status as the premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement has shaped its networking programs and advocacy initiatives and created a forward-thinking infrastructure to effect positive change. Cable’s hallmark initiative is Women on Corporate Boards (WoCB), with key programs also including The ATHENA Awards, the Cable Civic Leadership program in partnership with Lipscomb University, and the Power of Inclusion Awards and luncheon. For information about Cable, please visit www.nashvillecable.org.