Plenty of WGA members were on hand Dec.12 when the Jacksonville Women's Leadership Coalition and the Jax Chamber held a downtown press conference on “The Status of Women in Northeast Florida: Strengthening the Pipeline for Women's Advancement to Leadership.”
A new Chamber executive position, vice president of Elevate Women, will be part of the JAXUSA Partnership and the JAX Chamber’s economic development division. The need for such a position was based on a research report, which was released that morning and was partially funded by WGA. The multi-year effort was spearheaded by WGA members Cindy Edelman and Julia Taylor.
“To reach the goal of increasing the number and percentage of women in C-suite roles, on corporate boards and in political office in Northeast Florida, we need a dedicated position solely focused on this issue,” Nina Waters, president of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, told attendees. “Thanks to this partnership and the funders who support it, we will have someone to oversee that mission.”
Waters led the effort to raise the funds for the research and the JaxChamber position.
Read the full article on the press conference from the Daily Record here.