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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Susan Moss, chairwoman of the Waterfront Development Corp.'s board of directors, praised Karem for his years of service. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville's waterfront redevelopment leader, David Karem, to retire," 27 June 2019 Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, a Michigan native, also will be back in Michigan next week, speaking to the Detroit Economic Club on Monday. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Jay Inslee campaign in pivotal Michigan," 4 June 2019 One is a new 17-foot sculpture that promises to amaze, said beautification committee chairwoman Joan Stevens. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Always changing stunning Radler gardens to be open to public in Greenfield," 12 July 2018 Associate members Judy Heyes, Mary Barber, Esther Bowen, and Bette Ryan joined the active members to celebrate this milestone luncheon and to witness the installation of next year’s officers and committee chairwomen. Jane Napier Neely,, "The Valley Line: Las Candelas members mark anniversary; A Noise Within, Pasadena Conservatory join forces for French-themed event," 12 June 2018 In Buerkle’s first two years as chairwoman, the number of companies fined for misconduct declined to five in 2017-2018 from 12 in 2015-2016. Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post, "Consumer Product Safety Commission’s acting chairwoman plans to step down," 18 June 2019 All of them, Tesla chairwoman Robyn Denholm noted, were just fever dreams in 2008, when the business mainly involved a couple of engineers shoving batteries into the body of a red Lotus Elise. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting ran on pure, high-octane optimism," 12 June 2019 And this year, Sara Duryea, the powerhouse and academy board chairwoman who dreamed up the event, was honored for her A-plus efforts in raising the school’s profile and filling its coffers. Catherine Bigelow,, "Soiree sends up San Francisco’s new event space at Pier 70," 6 June 2019 Gretchen Carlson is stepping down as board chairwoman of Miss America. Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, "The Rise of A.I. Threatens to Leave Women Behind: Broadsheet," 6 June 2019

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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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