chair·​wom·​an | \ ˈcher-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce chairwoman (audio) \
plural chairwomen

Definition of chairwoman

: a woman who serves as chairman

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Valderrama is vice chairwoman of the Pro-Choice Coalition of Broward County. Larry Barszewski,, "Outrage grows over pregnant inmate left alone for hours while giving birth in cell," 5 June 2019 The statement reflected the concerns of about 200 faculty, said Heike Schotten, an associate professor of political science at the school and associate chairwoman for the school’s faculty council. Danny Mcdonald,, "UMass Boston faculty call for new chancellor search," 19 May 2018 Candidate: Ben Jealous, 45 Profession: Civil rights advocate, finance Lives in: Baltimore Family: Divorced, 2 children Running mate: Susan W. Turnbull, 65, former chairwoman, Maryland Democratic Party. Erin Cox,, "Meet the Democratic candidates for Maryland governor," 15 Apr. 2018 Sue Snowden, who was the Palm Beach County chairwoman for the president’s campaign in 2016, said Palin was lovely at the pre-VIP reception. Anthony Man,, "Donald Trump Jr. wows GOP donors at Mar-a-Lago, Sarah Palin less popular," 17 Mar. 2018 Harryman reached out to Sarah Steen, who is chairwoman of the Greater Albany Rotary Club’s New Generations youth committee. Jennifer Moody, The Seattle Times, "Fund helps college students pay for non-tuition essentials," 27 Oct. 2018 The humble designer didn’t spend too much time on stage alongside museum president Peter C. Keller and board chairwoman Anne Shih. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The Bowers Museum Opens Its Guo Pei Couture Exhibition With a Festive Gala," 18 Mar. 2019 The Board of Selectmen in early June hired the consulting firm, Municipal Resources, Inc. to aid in the search and appointed a 11-member screening committee, according to board chairwoman Suzie Barry. John Laidler,, "Consulting firm hired to help find new Lexington town manager," 2 July 2018 Dann’s House is named after the brother of the facility's current board chairwoman, Karen McCarthy. Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press, "Why this Traverse City homeless shelter lets alcoholics drink," 29 May 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 How to pronounce chairwoman (audio) \
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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