Women’s Equality Day: Celebrating Women in Mecklenburg County

Three women sharing a conversation.

Mecklenburg County is celebrating women across the county and across the nation for Women’s Equality Day 2023. Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every August to commemorate the passage of women’s suffrage in the United States.  

The Board of County Commissioners’ Women’s Advisory Board is hosting a free event for women to gather and discover the stories of local trailblazers, learn about their journeys, and gain insights into the ongoing fight for gender equality. 

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023 
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Valerie C. Woodard Conference Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208
Access through Entrance “D” 

The panel of speakers includes: 

  • Summer Lucille: An advocate for body positivity and inclusivity, Summer has built a successful business, Juicy Body Goddess, focused on empowering women to embrace their bodies and foster self-love. She will share her personal journey, highlighting the significance of positive body image, and the transformative impact it can have on women's lives. 

  • Chianté Jone: With expertise in financial management and empowerment as founder of Dollars and Change, Chianté will share practical strategies and guidance to help women take control of their financial well-being. By providing valuable insights into budgeting, saving, investing, and building wealth, Chianté will equip attendees with the knowledge and confidence to achieve financial independence. 

  • Dr. Noelle T. Clarke: As a highly regarded medical doctor specializing in maternal health, Dr. Clarke will emphasize the importance of empowering women during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. She will address common concerns and challenges faced by women and discuss ways to ensure optimal health outcomes for both mothers and their children. 

Attendees are asked to register at WAB2023.eventbrite.com. Refreshments will be served. 

About Women’s Equality Day 
In 1973, Congress designated Aug. 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. The observance of Women’s Equality Day also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.  

About the Women’s Advisory Board 
The mission of the Women's Advisory Board is to promote the critical and emerging needs of women in Mecklenburg County through education and service. The Women’s Advisory Board is supported by Mecklenburg County’s Community Support Services department.