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 annual, January 1 through December 31

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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.


2014 Sustaining Members

Lee Ann Adams Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon
Jeannie Alday
Cara Alday Patrick, Beardman and Shulman
Domina Alford TVA
Deborah Elwell Arfken The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Becky Barnes Hamilton County Health Department
Julie Baumgardner First Things First
Rowena Belcher
Martha Berry BCBST
Carol Berz Private Dispute Resolution Services
Kay Boyd First Volunteer Bank
Sheila Boyington Thinking Media
Julie Brandao BB&T Huffaker and Trimble
Dominique Brandt Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area
Sandra Brewer Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce
Paula Brockhoff TVA
Nicole Brown University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Lisa Bryant Patton, Albertson & Miller
Kathy Burns EPB
Maggie Carrington CBL
Vickie Champion Northshore Insurance
Alison Counts Parkridge Health System
Melinda Craft American Cancer Society
Celeste Creswell Miller & Martin PLLC
Stephanie Crowe CapitalMark Bank & Trust
Sue Culpepper University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Melissa Curtis Woodall Agency Insurance
Deborah Davis Hamilton County
Robin Derryberry Derryberry PR
Eva Dillard United Way of Greater Chattanooga
Devie Dragone aQQolade, Inc.
Terri Dunn Ethicon
Marcia Eason Miller & Martin PLLC
Beverly Edge Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, PLLC
Mary Edwards Sweet Paradox Vegan & Gluten Free Bakery
Amber Erwin AM Investment Strategies, LLC
Deborah Everhart
Marj Flemming Launchpoint Leadership
Patricia Frierson Chattanooga Times Free Press
Kimberly Gavin Thrive Studio
Carol George-Hieronymus Merrill Lynch
Katie Giannasi Husch Blackwell LLP
Sharon Gilley The English Rose
Jessica Good GPS
Bhavika Govan BCBST
Stephanie Graham Patten & Patten, Inc.
Lori Hairrell Morning Pointe
Karen Hannifin Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
Beth Harrell Real Estate Partners
Susan Harris SRC Attractions
Linda Harwell retired
Paula Henderson
Patricia Henry Center for Mindful Living
Andree Herbert Tennessee Aquarium
Sharon Hibbard Shared I.D.E.A.S. LLC
Jennifer Hoff Skye Strategies
Sally Hoffman Unum
Terri Holley Embellish
Lynda Hood Chattanooga Bar Association
Deborah Hyde University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Kathryn Jones Merrill Lynch
Paula Keylon Kelly & Dutton
Brooke King Interior Environments, Inc.
Shawn Kurrelmeier-Lee Read 20
Eleanor LaPorte Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, PLLC
Valerie Long US Xpress
Christa Mannarino University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Sissy Markum Hamilton County Department of Education
Susan McCarter Girls Preparatory School
Elizabeth McCright Chattanooga Housing Authority
Jennifer McIntyre Raymond James
Natalie McMasters Cherokee Area Council, BSA
Rebecca Miller Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
Kristina Montague The JumpFund
Pamela Morris Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC
Carol Newton Memorial Health Care System
Jennifer Nicely Memorial Health Care System
Laura Owsley AM Investment Strategies, LLC
Dana Perry Chambliss, Bahner, and Stophel
Rickie Pierce University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Elizabeth Powell KPMG
Jen Prpich Sheraton Read House
Betsy Ranalli U.S. Sen. Bob Corker
Sally Robinson Metro Real Estate, LLC
Vinita Sauder Southern Adventist University
Jackie Schulten Bolton state judiciary
Melissa Sculley SunTrust Bank
Christie Sell Hamilton County
Ronelle Sellers Southside Creative Group
Krista Sellers LBMC
Virginia Anne Sharber Miller & Martin
BettyeLynn Smith Thornhill-Smith LLC
Kerry Smith State Farm
Lila Statom Hamilton County
Bess Steverson Girls Preparatory School
Julie Taylor Erlanger Health System Foundations
Karen Thomas EPB
Mical Traynor CWC
Edna Varner PEF. Transforming Public Education
Danna Vaughn Chattanooga Police Department
Mellanee Walls Hutchinson & Walls, PC
Dawn Weber BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
The Rev. Ann G. Weeks St. Paul’s Church
Linda Wiley Tennessee Valley Authority
Leonora Williamson
Velma Wilson Cleaning Solutions/Bridge City Realty
Kim Worley UNUM