News from the Women's Forum


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.


NC Women Matter Conference

Plan to attend the NC Women Matter Conference, Bennett IV, on Saturday, July 25 at Bennett College in Greensboro. Learn about collaboration on public policy issues with women from across the state.


Forum featured in “Doing Better at Doing Good”

In the Sunday, April 12, 2015 edition of the Raleigh┬áNews & Observer, Christopher Gergen and David Martin’s column on nonprofit issues in North Carolina focused on Valerie Fields and her work as president of the Women’s Forum. As we listen to Fields speak passionately about advancing the interests of women, we have to wonder: How […]


Spring 2015 Meeting: Immigration

The Spring 2015 Meeting will be May 15 and 16 in Raleigh at the NC State University Club. The keynote presentation will be on Immigrant Demographics, Issues, and Implications followed by a panel on Selected Policies: Their Implications and Impact on Undocumented Immigrants and their Families.


Fall Meeting: Influences on Governance

The Women’s Forum Fall 2014 meeting will include presentations and discussion of influences on governance in North Carolina and steps that the Women’s Forum members can take.


Beasley to be honored by NCAWA

The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys will honor NC Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley, a member of the Forum’s board, with its 2014 Gwyneth B. Davis Public Service Award. The award will be presented on Friday, October 17, at the Association’s conference banquet. More about the award and the citation Clipping


360 degrees of progress

In an open letter to the state’s media outlets, Forum President Valerie Fields calls attention to the daunting challenges faced by the women of North Carolina and reaffirms that the Forum’s members, women of proven influence, are committed to achieving and maintaining social, economic and political progress and power for women.

Read the full letter.


V.K. Fields will lead Forum

Raleigh-based entrepreneur and educator Valerie K. Fields was elected president of the Women’s Forum of North Carolina at the organization’s annual meeting on May 17.



Press Kit

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