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    Bessie Smith, Executive Director

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    Skuid, Digital Marketing Director

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    Chattanooga Police Dept., Asst. Chief

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Women make strong and effective leaders.  The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute provides opportunities for women to increase their leadership capabilities through educational series, inspirational programs, and multiple opportunities to associate with a diverse group of women leaders.

Chattanooga is growing quickly, and women have a vital role to play in the future of our city.

Wherever you are in your career, CWLI’s objective is to help you grow as a leader.  Over 500 women have already joined CWLI from all sectors of industry — finance, education, technology, arts & culture, nonprofits, startups and public service.

You don’t have to be a CEO to be a leader in your place of business, your community and your family.

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What We Do

The best way to benefit from your membership is to get involved. CWLI offers leadership training programs, mentoring and networking opportunities. Take advantage of every opportunity you can. Remember — investing in yourself pays off!

Women Mentoring Women »

The Women Mentoring Women program is designed for women who share a passion for advancing other women.

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CWLI offers multiple opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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