Friday, June 02, 2023

“We Know What a Woman Is!” event, June 5th. Hermitage Hotel

NASHVILLE, T.N. — On Monday, June 5, Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) and Independent Women’s Network (IWN) Nashville Chapter Leader Michelle Parker will hold a “We Know What a Woman Is!” event to celebrate the momentum of the 2023 Women’s Bill of Rights (WBOR). The event will be held at the Hermitage Hotel, the historic site of the final battleground of women’s suffrage.

IWV and IWN are excited to be joined by special guests Lynn Fitch, Attorney General of Mississippi, Jonathan Skrmetti, Attorney General of Tennessee, Tennessee state Senator Kerry Roberts, Tennessee state Representative Gino Bulso, and Riley Gaines, Stand with Women Spokeswoman at Independent Women’s Forum and 12x All-American swimmer.  Earlier this month, Attorneys General Fitch and Skrmetti joined 14 of their fellow Attorneys Generals in committing to support the WBOR. 

WBOR legally defines basic sex-based terms, like ‘woman’ and ‘man,’ and protects the existence of single-sex spaces, such as rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, prisons, athletic teams, locker rooms, and sororities. 

Independent Women’s Voice, Independent Women’s Law Center (IWLC), and Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) collaborated to draft the model legislation in March 2022. The U.S. Chapter of Women’s Declaration International (WDI, USA) also endorses WBOR.

Thanks to WBOR’s policy champions at the national, state and local levels, in 2023, WBOR supporters include U.S. Representative Diana Harshbarger, 16 Attorneys General, more than 25,000 members of the general public, and various organizations and groups across the political spectrum. WBOR recently became law in Tennessee and Kansas. And, Gaines was recently joined by U.S. Members of Congress on Capitol Hill for a press conference to highlight the need for WBOR legislation, urging consideration by both House and Senate chambers. 

The event will take place in advance of the launch of Independent Women’s Network (IWN) Nashville Chapter later this month. Chapter leader will be Michelle Parker. A retained executive headhunter and strategic hiring advisor by profession, Parker’s advocacy work has been centered around championing women and children. IWN was created to build a supportive community for women and to give them the tools they need to make a positive difference in their neighborhoods and our country.

Members of the press interested in covering the event can RSVP by contacting 

Anyone interested in joining IWN can email



  • Lynn Fitch, Attorney General of Mississippi 
  • Jonathan Skrmetti, Attorney General of Tennessee
  • Kerry Roberts, Tennessee state Senator 
  • Gino Bulso. Tennessee state Representative
  • Riley Gaines, Independent Women’s Forum Spokeswoman and 12x All-American Swimmer 

WHAT: We Know What a Woman Is! A Toast to Celebrate Women’s Bill of Rights Champions

WHEN: Monday, June 5, 2023 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT


The Hermitage Hotel

231 6th Avenue N

Nashville, TN37219

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