chair·wom·an | \-ˌwu̇-mən \
plural chairwomen

Definition of chairwoman 

: a woman who serves as chairman

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She was named chairwoman of Miss America’s board in January, days after key leaders of the Miss America Organization—including then-CEO Sam Haskell—were revealed to have exchanged derogatory emails about former Miss Americas. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Miss America Is Ditching Its Swimsuit Competition," 5 June 2018 Gretchen Carlson, chairwoman of the Miss America Organization, announced Tuesday on Good Morning America that starting next year, the annual event will no longer include swimsuit and evening gown portions. Kaila Philo, The New Republic, "Miss America cuts swimsuits, and male conservatives snark.," 5 June 2018 The chairwoman of NYCHA’s board resigned under fire. Howard Husock, WSJ, "From Rats to Rainwater, a Tour of New York Public Housing," 8 June 2018 Marilou Pilman, acting director of marketing for the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin and the chairwoman of the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau board, issued a statement lauding Bless’ work. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau lays off its CEO," 6 June 2018 Just days after the chairwoman of California’s campaign watchdog agency abruptly quit, an internal power struggle came to a head Monday with its governing board restructuring itself to transfer powers from the chairperson to other members. Patrick Mcgreevy,, "California campaign watchdog panel ends power struggle with sweeping changes to commission structure," 4 June 2018 According to Kristy Spears, the chairwoman of the Fort Mill School District Board of Trustees, development in the town is about 65 percent residential and 35 percent commercial. Rachel Jones And Gavin Off, charlotteobserver, "This Charlotte suburb is booming faster than any other US city," 25 May 2018 The chairwoman of the board of directors for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority tendered her resignation Friday (May 4), days prior to the inauguration of Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Beau Evans,, "RTA chairwoman resigned ahead of Cantrell inauguration," 8 May 2018 Who: The chairwoman of Gree Electric Appliances Inc. of Zhuhai is an NPC delegate from Guangdong., "The Business Titans to Watch at China’s Big Political Gathering," 1 Mar. 2018

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1685, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of chairwoman

: a woman who leads a meeting, organization, committee, or event


chair·wom·an | \ˈcher-ˌwu̇-mən \
plural chairwomen\-ˌwi-mən \

Kids Definition of chairwoman

1 : a woman who leads a meeting, group, or event : chair

2 : a woman who is in charge of a company

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