By RACHAEL LONG / Photo courtesy of the Williamson, Inc. Facebook page
Being a woman in a male-dominated field has its own set of challenges.
Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner next week will address those challenges as the keynote speaker for Williamson Inc.’s Women in Business luncheon at Brentwood United Methodist Church.
Sponsored by Williamson Medical Center, the luncheon is a place for networking with more than 150 professionals in the Williamson County area. Lunch will be catered by Menu Maker.
Senior Director of Event Planning for Williamson, Inc. Abby Bass said Faulkner is back by popular demand.
Faulkner, who leads 143 men and women at the Franklin Police Department, spoke at the luncheon in 2016. This year, she will focus on “Breaking Barriers: Women in the Workplace.”
Before she joined the Franklin PD, Faulkner was Tennessee’s first Inspector General. Before that, she served 30 years as a Metropolitan Nashville Police Officer.
She earned her doctorate degree in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt, a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from MTSU and her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Memphis.
When looking for keynote speakers, Bass said the chamber’s Women in Business Committee seeks professional women who will “inspire, inform and support” women in the community.
“Chief Faulkner will do just that at this month’s Women in Business luncheon,” Bass said.
The luncheon is open to members and guests of Williamson, Inc., and tickets can be purchased online here. Tickets are sold at $30 for members and $50 for non-members.
The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Brentwood United Methodist Church is located at 309 Franklin Road in Brentwood.