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Recap: Women in Business

Over 300 women gathered in Nashville for a time of networking, lunch, and an incredible program featuring Trisha Yearwood.

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  Supplied

Nashville Lifestyles' annual Women in Business event featured nine of the city's most influential female leaders from a variety of industries. Over 300 women gathered at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center for a time of networking, followed by a seated lunch from Flavor Catering and wine provided by Athens Distributing and Sommelier Mattie Jackson of Salt & Vine.

The program began with a style show from Dillard’s at The Mall at Green Hills, featuring designs by Badgley Mischka. Then, keynote speaker Trisha Yearwood—the platinum-selling, multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM Award winning vocalist—answered a mix questions about her career, speaking about her businesses, including The Trisha Yearwood Home Collection, her cookbooks, and her new line with Williams-Sonoma, including a cocktail mix, Summer in a Cup.

>>> Women in Business Party Pics


Additionally, the women featured in the August issue, came to the stage to discuss their own career paths, the influence of Nashville, and some of their trajectory moments. This year’s honorees included:

Kathy Anderson | Owner and Principal Designer, Anderson Design Studio
Lori Badgett | Senior Vice President and Team Leader, City National Bank
April Eaton | Corporate Relations Manager, Allstate Insurance
Christine Karbowiak | Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Executive Vice President, Bridgestone Americas Inc.
Laura Smith | Vice President and General Counsel, Nashville Electric Service
Karen Springer | President and CEO, Saint Thomas Health
Beth Torres | President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee
Tina Tuggle | Director of Community Relations, Tennessee Titans
Tiffany Wilmot | President, Wilmot Inc.

>>> more with The 2017 Women in Business


A thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible: City National Bank, The Mall at Green Hills, Dillard’s, 505 Nashville, Woodhouse Day Spa, Travelink, Salt & Vine, Siragusa Vein & Laser, AB Jets, Tesla, Cambria, WeWork, 95.5 Nash Icon, and Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

>>> Nominate 2018 Women in Business!


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