The Forum co-founded the NC Center for Women in Public Service

The Forum was instrumental in calling attention to the lack of women in public positions, and its 1996 report on gender equity on boards and commissions led directly to the 1998 legislation that says appointments should proportionately represent each gender. In 2003 it collaborated with Peace College to establish the NC Center for Women in Public Service,, to address the “supply” side of this problem and prepare women to seek and serve in public office. The picture is of the graduating class of the Center’s 2004 Summer Institute. The Women’s Forum continues as a major funder of the Center, and Forum members serve in several leadership roles with the Center.

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WF Adopts Resolution Calling for Repeal of HB2

At its Spring 2016 Meeting the Women’s Forum adopted the following: Resolution Calling for the Repeal of HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act enacted as S.L. 2016-3 WHEREAS, on February 22, 2016, the Charlotte City Council approved a local ordinance that adds marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression […]


Attend a virtual Women’s Forum Conference

Video archive of the April 2, 2016, Women’s Forum regional conference.


Women’s Forum 2016 Spring Meeting

Along with networking, the Spring 2016 meeting of the Women’s Forum will focus on Safety and Security in the Community and related legislation.