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 »

March Member Spotlight: Kay Baker, Private Eye and Animal Advocate

For Kay Baker, there’s no such thing as an average work day. As a private investigator and the sole employee in her firm, Phoenix Investigative Services, LLC., wearing many hats is an understatement. She chases leads, delivers subpoenas, researches, invoices, and meets with clients, just to name a few. After a storied, successful career that transitioned from being an ADA more »

January Spotlight: Stefanie Crowe Announced as New Board President

This month we sat down with incoming Board President, Stefanie Crowe, to discuss her career and hopes for CWLI in 2017. After meeting with her, we felt we could rule the world. Once you read about her career and drive for women to achieve financial independence, you’ll feel you can rule the world, too. By Erin Wooddell Stefanie Crowe has more »

December Spotlight: Meet Edna Varner

By Erin Wooddell In November, longtime CWLI member, Edna Varner, was recognized for her lifetime of achievement at the Chattanooga Foundation’s Dinner of Firsts. As the first in her family to graduate from college, Edna has made education the focus of her career. From enlightening the minds of middle schoolers with the delights of English grammar, literature, and history to more »