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May 3, 2022

The UnBought & UnBossed Luncheon is celebrating its 18th year on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Doors will open at 10:45am, the event will take place from 11:30am-1pm.


UnBought and UnBossed is a tribute to the spirit and determination of Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to run for president of the United States. Chisholm declared herself to be a representative of all people and made a commitment to serve as a leader who would remain “unbought and unbossed.” This luncheon has been a Chattanooga favorite for many companies, professionals and community leaders, with hundreds of supporters in attendance celebrating and honoring eight female community leaders who exemplify the Girls Inc. values; strong, smart and bold. These eight women are mentors to eight high school Girls Inc. girls. 


UnBought & UnBossed honorees are selected by girls participating in the program SHE: She Can, She Will. Teens participating in this program will learn about women who have made an impact throughout history and in their communities. They will select an honored woman from our community to be their mentor, many of the mentor/mentee relationships continue beyond the program. The girls will illustrate the link between past, present and future generations of female leadership by honoring their mentors with a short presentation in front of attendees, during this luncheon. Through this process, girls develop their interviewing, research and presentation skills. 

UnBought & UnBossed is a time to recognize these eight women for what they have done for these girls who they have mentored, the community and their families.


We are currently looking for event sponsors. If  you're interested in supporting Girls Inc. of Chattanooga through sponsorship, please contact Taylor Hixson at thixson@girlsincofchatt.org or 423.498.5079 to learn more!