Women’s Leadership Institute

Increasing the leadership capabilities and influence of women.


Learn through trainings catered to your career level.



Connect with female leaders throughout the region.


Advance more women in decision-making spaces.

Leadership Study

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 |11:30-12:30pm

Speaker: Teresa Quinlan

Do you challenge the status quo BUT people tell you, you’re disruptive? Are you doing things differently and think it’s a good thing, BUT others are telling you it’s a problem? Do you resist group think and others are telling you you’re not a team player?

The curse of the independent thinker are these labels; often because independent thinkers spark emotional reactions in others (and you) are not aware of, not managing well. These emotional reactions, left in the dark, and therefore not managed, are what derails independent thinking and all of the goodness that comes from it – like innovation, creativity, and cognitive diversity. 

Save the Date

Join us for the 16th Annual IMPACT presented by Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute 

To celebrate CWLI’s 25th Anniversary, IMPACT is evolving into a 2-day leadership symposium where we will explore provocative topics related to attracting, retaining and elevating female talent throughout our region.

We know that where women lead, the world follows.

About Us

Where women lead, the world follows.


Leadership Luncheons

Quarterly thought leadership luncheons addressing trending women’s issues. 2 member only luncheons annually.

Leadership Studies

12 workshops tiered for your career and content knowledge level. Follows quarterly thematic curriculum.

Leadership Tracks

Experiential curriculum curated for a deep dive into high-level content and community leadership cultivation.

NEW! Access Archive Online

Create an account to access out knowledgebase on-demand, on your schedule. No membership required to use this resource.



Quarterly Connect

Gather quarterly with women across multiple industries, generations, and leadership levels. Grow your business.

Affinity Groups

Dive deep into interests decided on by the group and explored at the group’s pace. Or let us help you start a new group.

Member Hub

NEW! Cultivate relationships with other professional women, explore online learning, discover member benefits.


The 7

NEW! Our advocacy platform designed to advance key strategies that help place female talent in decision-making spaces.

coming soon

CWLI Legacy Center

NEW! Co-working space designed by women for women. Premiere downtown location helps you elevate your business.


RE-IMAGINED! Annual thought leadership dinner and summit featuring dynamic speakers and facilitators.

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Membership Spotlight

I have enjoyed being surrounded by smart, dedicated, collaborative women who are committed not only to their own growth, but to the development of when around them.

– Erika Burnett | Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga, Executive Director

Generating New Ideas.

Solving Big Problems

We believe women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. For 24 years, Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute has been the premiere organization for thought leadership for professional women. Our offerings increase the leadership capabilities  of women while advocating for their elevation to more decision-making spaces.

Served through core programs annually


Mentors Trained

Annual IMPACT thought leadership event attendance

Benefits of

Annual Membership

Member only discounts
Regional female talent investment
40+ leadership growth opportunities annually
Sustaining and Legacy VIP reception
Local vendor discounts
Female business owner accelerator
Diverse perspectives
Network of 600+ female professionals
Elevation of female leaders

Reach Us

Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute

PO Box 4363
Chattanooga, TN 37405


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