October Member Spotlight: Alese Taylor

By Sabie Crowder Admiration. That’s my first thought when I meet someone who has always known what they wanted to pursue. The dots connect, they see the path, and they start walking it. I admire Alese Taylor for uncovering her calling and taking steps to cultivate it through extensive education, smart career choices, and deep extra-curricular involvement. Alese is currently more »

September Member Spotlight: Getting Un-Stuck with Kelly Summersett

By Sabie Crowder It’s 6 a.m. and Kelly is already halfway through a workout with her small group in her home gym. If you’re anything like me, being up and sweating at that hour sounds like a bad joke or wishful thinking. But after spending time with toned and glowing Kelly, I realize that first and foremost, it’s not about more »

August Member Spotlight: Marj Flemming Leads By Example

By Sabie Crowder Marj Flemming and Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute have been synonymous in the community for decades, but now at over 650 members, many may not know Marj or her contributions to our organization. Over 25 years ago, Marj and a group of influential Chattanooga women met regularly to catch up and socialize. “The Women’s Leadership Institute was initiated more »

July Member Spotlight: Story Time with Erin Wooddell

By Marlena Palmer Just over two years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Erin at our networking event at The Patten Group. A young, smart, talented writer relatively new to Chattanooga, Erin found herself searching for something more. Little did I know that Erin would quickly become a close, dear friend and a big part of CWLI. The beautiful, more »

June Member Spotlight: Julie Baumgardner Works to Put Families First

By Erin Wooddell There are many sayings about opportunities falling into your lap when you least expect them. Julie Baumgardner experienced that firsthand when she happened upon the opportunity to tackle a marketing director role at Valley Hospital. After the hospital endured several unsuccessful attempts at hiring for the position, they knew they needed someone who understood the value of mental more »