Be part of the 7th Annual Athens Area Women’s+ Summit!

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the seventh annual Athens Area Women’s+ Summit on Friday, November 10, 2023, at Stuart’s Opera House, and we would like to invite you to submit a session proposal for this year’s conference.

The Women’s+ Summit Planning Committee strives to create an event that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves. We celebrate the diversity of our Athens community leaders and know that it is diversity that helps to drive innovation. The Athens Area Women’s+ Summit is a place where leaders are celebrated and cultivated.

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To help us align with our commitment to understanding the diversity of experiences, we recognize that as folks from minoritized populations are often expected to provide their time and knowledge without compensation, we commit to provide an honorarium of $300 to any individual who is selected to present at the 2023 Athens Area Women’s+ Summit.

Conference Focus:

We invite you to submit a proposal for our 2023 summit. The committee encourages proposals that address self-empowerment, confidence building, connections to women’s leadership and anti-racism or social justice more broadly, which also work to support the overarching themes of the summit:

  • Personal, professional and/or leadership development
  • How to empower oneself or others in business and/or community
  • Improving the culture and/or community we live and work in
  • Entrepreneurial development and/or history
  • Small business, non-profit organization, leadership development successes and struggles



UPDATE: Proposals must be submitted by 5:00pm on Monday, August 21, 2023, for full consideration. Please submit your session proposal using this online form. We hope to notify you by the end of August if your session has been accepted.


If you have questions about the call for proposals, please reach out to Kristin Miller, President of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, at and use the subject heading Athens Area Women’s+ Summit.


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