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Girls Inc. of Chattanooga's Annual Signature Event

UnBought and UnBossed

Since 2005, this luncheon has been a Chattanooga favorite for many companies, professionals, and community leaders, with thousands of supporters in attendance celebrating and honoring female community leaders who exemplify our mission, Strong, Smart, and Bold.


What is
UnBought and UnBossed?

UnBought and UnBossed is a tribute to the spirit and determination of late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, who was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for President of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972). Chisholm declared herself to be a representative of all people and committed to serving as a leader who would remain “unbought and unbossed.”

At UnBought and UnBossed

Our annual signature event celebrates the women in our community and the girls we serve through our SHE, She Can, She Will program. Teen girls participate in this after-school program to learn more about women who have made an impact throughout history in their communities. These women become mentors to our girls, building the mentor/mentee relationship beyond the program. During this event, the mentees present their understanding of past, present, and future generations of female leadership by honoring their mentors. Through this program, our girls develop their interviewing, research, writing, and presentation skills. 

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