The League of Chiropractic Women
A new group for all women of chiropractic
Carley Edwards, DC Student
The League of Chiropractic Women (LCW) began when fourteen women came together with an idea for a group that will empower women leaders in the chiropractic profession, elevate them into leadership roles, and provide a place for women to have a voice in what’s going on in chiropractic. The women met at the elegant Chateau Elan in late March and it was here that the group put everything into action by adopting a mission statement and electing officers.
The purpose of the LCW is to “intentionally develop, empower, and grow a community and a legacy of powerful and innovative women leaders in loving service for Chiropractic.” Most importantly, the mission of LCW is that “we commit to serve the vitalistic principles of chiropractic as a subluxation focused and drugless profession.” Any woman living by this philosophy is encouraged to join, including students, doctors, wives, CA’s, and teachers. One of the group founders, Sharon Gorman, points out, “We are called chiropractic women because we include all women of chiropractic, not just women chiropractors.” Although the group’s membership is ‘females only,’ certain events will include men. The group values and appreciates the lengths men have taken the profession thus far, but women need more of a voice in what’s going on in chiropractic.
The group had a luncheon early this quarter in Atlanta and 27 women turned out for the event. On July 27-28 the inaugural event will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest at the Galleria. Some of the topics to be covered will include: How to define and create a unique practice, CA skills, keeping our life balances, personal finances, maintaining a chiropractic lifestyle in the ‘real world,’ spreading the big idea, and more. The event will also provide chiropractic women with the opportunity to network and develop new relationships. It will inspire women, look for and provide solutions to their concerns and help women to truly understand what it means to be a ‘woman in chiropractic.’ Barbara Lo Fisher, Sharon Gorman, Jeanne Ohm, and Selena Sigafoose Jackson are just a few of the empowering women who will take the stage, and awards will be given out to some chiropractic women warriors. Students can visit www.lcwomen.com and register under the DC2B for $20 and that will cover the remainder of time while in school and all seminars, including the inaugural event.
Chiropractic schools following a vitalistic philosophy, including Life University, have their own chapters of the LCW. The advisor for the Life University chapter is Cynthia Boyd, and the group leader is Ashley Staple. “We provide a network of support for mothers, daughters, wives, girlfriends, CA’s, etc.,” explained Staple. “Everything we do is to prepare women to be confident and competent forces in the profession. We are active in chiropractic philosophy, politics, and technique. We will be hosting Focus philosophy events, birthing classes, office tours, and different technique seminars to expose members to a variety of options for practice.” There will be an information meeting about the club Thursday evening of club day next quarter, so keep an eye out for flyers.
For more information on the group or the inaugural event visit www.lcwomen.com.