Join the more than 400 women who actively participate in the Women’s Leadership Institute! By becoming a member you will be joining a diverse group of women seeking to bring about change, broaden perspectives and develop strong women leaders. The vision for a sustainable Chattanooga is the reflection of strong leaders, building a network for the future.  Membership is open to all women in the Chattanooga area.

Benefits of Membership in CWLI:

  • Participation in an organized effort to advance women as leaders, including our IMPACT Leadership Dinner that features national women leaders
  • Opportunities to associate with women leaders
  • Invitations and preferred registration to seminars and workshops
  • Discounts to CWLI programs
  • Networking opportunities exclusive to members
  • Annual membership meeting for members only with address from a community leader
  • Inclusion in a directory of women business, civic and political leaders
  • The opportunity to impact the future of the organization by serving on various CWLI committees


Membership Levels:

  • Student  – $10 annual (must be full-time student)
  • Member – $100 annual
  • Sustaining Member – $250 annual 
  • In addition to the benefits listed above, a Sustaining Membership also includes: Tickets to two (2) Leadership Luncheons, One ticket to the VIP Reception for the IMPACT Leadership Dinner in February, listing on CWLI’s website and on signage at certain CWLI events, listing in Annual Membership Luncheon program, signifies support of the organization in its growth strategy.

*Memberships are 12 months beginning on the date of registration.

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*In accordance with the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1993, we are required to notify you of the non-deductible portion of your dues related to benefits received. For 2013, CWLI has computed 20% to be non-deductible for members’ income tax purposes. CWLI is a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) and, as such, your allowable membership dues may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution depending on your personal tax situation.  Please consult your tax advisor.


2015 Sustaining Members

Lee Ann Adams Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, PLLC
Beth Aiken inVentiv Health
Cara Alday Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacouvy
Jeannine Alday
Domina Alford TVA
Deborah Arfken UTC
Julie Baumgardner First Things First
Rowena Belcher
Martha Berry BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Lesley Berryhill Chambliss Center for Children
Carol Berz Private Dispute Resolution
Mems Bicking Nerium International and Docu Shred
Melanie Blake Erlanger Health Center
Sheila Boyington Thinking Media
Julie Brandao BB&T Huffaker Insurance
Sandra Brewer Chattanooga Chamber
Lisa Bryant Patton Albertson & Miller LLC
Diana Bullock EPB
Kathy Burns EPB
Tish Calitz
Colleen Carboni Pilates Chattanooga
Maggie Carrington CBL
Vickie Champion NorthShore Realty Center
Maria Chavez ERA Blue Key Properties
Stefanie Crowe CapitalMark Bank & Trust
Sue Culpepper UTC
Lee Cureton Culinary Creations Catering
Melissa Curtis Woodall Agency Insurance
Deborah Davis Hamilton County, Tennessee
Eva Dillard United Way of Greater Chattanooga
Deborah Duncan Hyde University of TN Chattanooga
Janet Dunn YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
Marcia Eason Miller & Martin PLLC
Beverly Edge Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, PLLC
Jennifer Edwards Kenco Management Services
Sharonda Featherstone
Marj Flemming LaunchPoint Leadership
Patti Frierson Chattanooga Times Free Press
Tonya Gentry Breast Cancer Support Services
Carol George Merrill Lynch
Katie Giannasi Husch Blackwell
Betsy Gibson RoundTable Advisors of Raymond James
Sharon Gilley The English Rose
Stephanie Graham Patten and Patten, Inc.
Dr. Autumn Graves Girls Preparatory School
Melanie Hadaway Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
Kris Hamm Humber Hamilton County Schools Fund for Excellence
Jennifer Harper Common Cents Financial Literacy, Inc.
Beth Harrell BETH HARRELL HOMES @ Real Estate Partners
Susan Harris See Rock City, Inc.
Debbie Hembree Ernst & Young LLP – retired
Paula Henderson
Patricia H Henry Center for Mindful Living
Andree Herbert Tennessee Aquarium
Sally Hoffman Unum
Terri Holley Embellish
Lynda Hood Chattanooga Bar Association
Donna Horn retired from teaching
Ronna-Renee Jackson Chattanooga Technology Council
Dionne Jennings Bessie Smith Cultural Center
Leslie Jensen-Inman Center Centre
Caroline Johnson Chattanooga Department of Transportation
Peggy Johnson American Red Cross
Katye Jones Merrill Lynch
Wendy Kennedy Independent Beauty Consultant
Paula Keylon Kelly and Dutton
Katie King EPB
Shawn Kurrelmeier-Lee Read 20
Eleanor LaPorte Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, PLLC
Dardenelle Long Chattanooga Zoo
Amanda Lovin Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operation
Elaine Manieri BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Christa Mannarino Girls Preparatory School
Maria Kain Matthews Girls Preparatory School
Michelle McCammon The Raines Group
Elizabeth McCright Chattanooga Housing Authority
Jennifer McIntyre Raymond James
Jessica Miller Ernst & Young LLP
Rebecca Miller Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
Kristi Montgomery Kenco Management Services
Pam Morris Elliott Davis Decosimo
Lizabeth Nelson Tristate Electrical Contractor
Carol Newton Memorial Health Care System
Jennifer Nicely Memorial Health Care System
Karen Officer-Bell Tennessee Valley Authority
Diane Parks Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce
Nancy Patterson
Dana Perry Chambliss Bahner and Stophel
Debbie Petticord Chattanooga Magazine
Rickie Pierce
Betsy Ranalli EPB
Melissa Reichman Environmental Products & Accessories, LLC
Janet Reimann
Sandra B. (Sandy) Russell Raymond James & Associates
Melissa Sculley FSGBank
Christie Sell- Faires Hamilton County
Ronelle Sellers Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough
Virginia Anne Sharber Miller & Martin, PLLC
Jan Sherbak Psychologist and Owner, Stratton Hall
Laurie Shipley
Brenda Short
BettyeLynn Smith Thornhill-Smith LLC
Lila Statom Hamilton County
Lynn Talbott HR Business Solutions, LLC.
Jessica Tanner Global Power Equipment Group
Julie Taylor Erlanger Health System
Karen Thomas EPB
Amy Thomas
Mical Traynor Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute
Theresa Turner Tennessee Education Association
Edna Varner PEF. Transforming Public Education
Danna Vaughn Chattanooga Police Department
Tracye Ward Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Dawn Weber Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Ann Weeks St. Paul’s Episcopal
Diana Wellman Chattanoogan Hotel
Gale Williams Cohutta Bank
Leonora Williamson SIGNiX
Sheri Young Waterhouse Public Relations