Definition of chairwoman in English:



  • 1A woman chosen to preside over a meeting.

    • ‘The chairwoman of a parliamentary committee that oversees adoption legislation urged restrictions on countries where adopted Russian children have been abused.’
    • ‘The committee's chairwoman sits on the Prime Ministerial Supreme Council for Women.’
    • ‘The Pensions Board chairwoman said: ‘Ireland still enjoys a robust and successful pension system.’’
    • ‘‘The decision has been made,’ cried one demonstrator, prompting pleas from committee chairwoman Ann Reid for residents not to heckle.’
    • ‘‘We have a rule of law in our country and need to work from the perspective that we will resolve these issues in a way that will bring all the people to the table,’ says committee chairwoman June Webb-Vignery.’
    • ‘Health and environmental services committee chairwoman Mary Wilkinson said the chemical acted as a repellent to stop the insects from resting there.’
    • ‘The carnival committee chairwoman said: ‘Considering the weather we were very pleased with the amount of people who turned out to support us.’’
    • ‘2002 marks her second consecutive year serving on the committee as chairwoman.’
    • ‘We're going to hear more next hour from the Senator and the chairwoman of that committee.’
    • ‘‘Our goal is to have the license recognized in every major racing jurisdiction by 2002,’ said Williams, temporary chairwoman of the compact committee.’
    • ‘The health scrutiny board chairwoman said today's meeting illustrated the importance the council placed on children's health.’
    • ‘St Lelia's board of management chairwoman Canon Micheál Liston appealed directly to the minister and said the school's general purpose room was too small for class sizes and was used for PE and other extra curricular activities.’
    • ‘The board chairwoman says the vote shows the institution is willing to take steps to move the university forward.’
    • ‘People dressed in a more audacious manner, while designers were more creative, according to the chairwoman of the executive board of the Indonesian Designers Association.’
    • ‘The chairwoman of the volunteer board of directors said the meeting with councillors and officials next week was a perfect opportunity to recruit new members of the steering committee.’
    • ‘The two most powerful figures in the system, the president and the board chairwoman, are both African Americans.’
    • ‘Earlier last week, the committee chairwoman told a Jewish Community Alliance group that she predicted the policy revisions would include community service opportunities.’
    • ‘Cameron is in her second term as a board director and is chairwoman of the Board's multiple listing service committee.’
    • ‘Mrs. Collins had been a trustee, president and board chairwoman of Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center.’
    • ‘The chairwoman of the organising committee said: ‘We are still looking for more restaurants or tourist venues to offer prizes and any items for the tombola to help us raise a magnificent sum on the night.’’
    chairperson, chairman, president, convener, spokesperson, spokesman, spokeswoman, leader, mc, master of ceremonies, mistress of ceremonies
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  • 2US A woman who is the administrative head of a department of instruction at a college or university.

    • ‘A Dartmouth College faculty chairwoman has weighed in on the much-watched race to elect two alumni to the college's board of trustees.’
    • ‘Lin Ho-ling, chairwoman of National Taiwan University's Graduate School of Journalism, criticized local media for exaggerating the significance of the story.’
    • ‘Carter was hired at Delaware State in 1993 and appointed chairwoman of the education department in 1995.’
    • ‘She has been named chairwoman of the University of California at Los Angeles Center for African-American Studies Interdepartmental Program.’
    • ‘If anyone has the answer, it may be Marion Nestle, PhD, chairwoman of the department of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University.’
    • ‘The department chairwoman says that she received complaints about the blog from students and parents, and that she consulted with university lawyers about what to do about it.’
    • ‘Led by its present chairwoman, Dr. Chela Sandoval, the department currently has 12 full-time faculty members.’
    • ‘Dr. Verna M. Keith is chairwoman of the department of sociology at Arizona State University.’
    • ‘The more active you are, the more protein you need, explains Melinda Manore, Ph.D., chairwoman and professor of the department of nutrition and food management at Oregon State University.’
    • ‘Alison Sayers, York branch chairwoman of the Royal College of Nursing, said staff were kept well informed of the situation.’
    • ‘Tracy McFall, chairwoman of the Royal College of Nursing in Scotland, said action was needed to encourage more women to come forward for the top jobs.’
    • ‘‘There's no way a family will not be deeply affected by the kind of celebrity we have today,’ says Jeanine Basinger, chairwoman of the film studies department at Wesleyan University.’
    • ‘Dr. Peterson is chairwoman and assistant professor in the education department at Spelman College.’
    • ‘The College of Midwives' regional chairwoman says in larger centres, midwives are attached to hospitals to take on such cases, but in Taupo, local midwives are forced to share out the care of latecomers.’