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Rockwood Business and Professional Women will begin its celebration of National Business Women’s Week during its Oct. 15 meeting in Victorian Square.
The meeting, which includes dinner and a program, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Sabrina Hooper, deputy director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, will speak on issues important to working women. Particular interest will be on the issue of pay equity.
National Business Women’s Week has been declared by the President of the United States annually since 1928.
It is a salute to all working women and provides an opportunity to spotlight issues of importance to them.
Governors and mayors make similar declarations on the state and local levels.
Both Roane County Executive Ron Woody and Rockwood Mayor James Watts have signed proclamations designating Oct. 21-25 as Business Women’s Week and acknowledging the important role women play in the nation’s economy.