Tuesday March 3rd,
Megan Barry is the former Mayor of Nashville, TN. She was the first woman to be elected to the office. She is also a former council member at-large. Her professional experience includes working as a corporate executive, independent consultant focusing on business ethics and corporate responsibility and as an adjunct professor. She earned her MBA from Vanderbilt University and currently serves on the board of the Women’s fund for the Community foundation. She has previously served on several boards including the YWCA of Middle TN, and the Center for Non-Profit Management. After losing her son to a drug overdose in 2017, Barry is working to combat the addiction by speaking up and speaking out. She has been invited to speak on this topic at TedX Nashville, Q Commons, the International Women’s Forum, Georgia Pacific, OZY Media, National Overdose Awareness Day and many other events and organizations. Her son’s story recently appeared in ELLE magazine as part of a series on the crisis. Her greatest hope is that she can bring light to someone else’s darkeness.