Anna Newman is a passionate chaplain for Women Veterans of America, Music City Chapter 20 and a volunteer for Operation Stand Down and other organizations. She returned to Tennessee in 1900 and made her home in Nashville, where she became an arts advocate and educator. On Tuesday, March 13, the annual luncheon on women entrepreneurs will be held at the MTSU Student Union building. When Sonya Henderson started practicing law in Murfreesboro thirty years ago, there were not many female attorneys in the area. Melissa Zimmerman, a specialist in heritage programming at The Heritage Center in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, noted that the exhibition is not a ranking of the most prominent women in the area, but rather a group of women who have had a significant impact.
The exhibition is now open at 225 West College Street and features ten women who have made an impact, including a political midwife from the time when Murfreesboro was the state capital and an astronaut. The Women Warriors event was announced and Sonya Henderson volunteered to donate desserts for the event even before she knew she would be nominated. She attended Soule College in Murfreesboro, the Greenwood Seminary in Lebanon, and the Cincinnati Art Academy in Ohio, where she studied with Thomas S. Today, she is the principal attorney at Henderson, Raque & Cain, is the owner of its office building and is a founding member of the Middle Tennessee Women's Bar Association. The city of Murfreesboro has seen many successes from its female advocates over the years. From Anna Newman's work as an arts advocate to Sonya Henderson's accomplishments as an attorney and Melissa Zimmerman's efforts to preserve local heritage, these women have made a lasting impact on their community.
The annual luncheon on women entrepreneurs is just one way to recognize their achievements and celebrate their contributions. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 13th at the MTSU Student Union building. It will be an opportunity to honor these inspiring women and learn more about their stories. It will also be a chance to recognize other female advocates in Murfreesboro who are making a difference in their community.