About Us

The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute (CWLI) is instilled with its seven founders’ belief that women bring a broad range of talents and perspectives to our community, which will contribute to its growth and stability. Since 1998, CWLI has instituted a wide range of outreach programs for women in all walks of life, in order to cultivate fertile ground for:

  • Identifying women leaders who would assist in the development of other potential leaders
  • Providing women with skills and appropriate opportunities to assume leadership roles
  • Increasing the number of women in leadership roles within the community

CWLI has grown into a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c) (3) membership organization comprised of approximately 350 women from our community. CWLI actively pursues quality programs, educational opportunities and leadership development in areas of politics, community service, business, entrepreneurship and the arts. Now, more than ever, CWLI can attest to the value of developing strategies to position capable women to assume positions of leadership where they contribute fully to shaping Chattanooga’s future.