May Member Spotlight: Kim Shumpert

by Sabie Crowder Whether you have or have not had the chance to meet CWLI’s new executive director, Kim Shumpert, I invite you to take the time and catch up on the path that lead to our organization. Kim may be new in her role, but she is not new to her hometown of Chattanooga. A self-professed “Lake Lizard”, she more »

April Member Spotlight: Mary Edwards

by Sabie Crowder If you can get on her schedule, Mary Edwards goes into my must-meet-Chattanoogans category. The adjectives committed, vibrant, and hard-working come to mind after sitting with her for an hour. Her furrowed brow complements her wide-open smile as we talk through her past, her fears, her kids, and her impact on our town.   EARLY LIFE Mary more »

February Member Spotlight: Tangela Johnson

by Sabie Crowder Tangela grew up in small, rural town in Georgia an hour and a half south of Atlanta. She is a first generation college graduate whose brothers followed in her foot steps and completed college as well. “I knew at an early age that I was intellectually smart. I was a veracious reader who read all of the more »

January Member Spotlight: For Such A Time As This with Ronelle Sellers

by Sabie Crowder For a woman who was born, raised, and currently lives in Flintstone, Georgia, Ronelle Sellers is no small town girl. “I never thought there was a ceiling,” Ronelle speaks to her drive when complimented. “I had encouraging parents and strong female role models in my life. I want to be that for other women.” Her main priority more »

November Member Spotlight: Julie Davis

By Sabie Crowder Julie Davis is a woman you want to know. Fun, smart, thoughtful, and courageous, she is a role model to women who take leaps from an outgrown position to huge potential. Julie’s fourth generation roots are deep in her tight-knit Soddy Daisy community. Self-professed small town girl and life of the party, Julie was voted Friendliest in more »

CWLI Gives Back: Introducing Our Virtual Angel Tree

‘Tis the season! Not of sugarplums and Santa, but of giving and thinking of others before ourselves. Many of us already approach the holiday season by donating time and money, and there are many causes, organizations, and initiatives worthy of your time and attention. This year, CWLI wants to join in this narrative and provide you with with extra ways more »