Learn through trainings catered to your career level.



Connect with female leaders throughout the region.


Advance more women in decision-making spaces.

Nonprofit Coffee Talk - Affinity Group

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month 9-10am, Location: The Frothy Monkey

Leaders: Jen LaRose (ChaTech)

Join other professionals as we talk through the challenges and rewards of nonprofit life. All are welcome regardless of position or tenure.

Authentic Leadership: Enneagram Self-Study Affinity Group

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month 12-1pm at Big Self School

Leaders: Julie Davis (Raymond James) & Shelley Prevost (Coach, Big Self School) 

The Enneagram is a psychological tool that points the direction to your fullest, truest, most authentic self. And provides you the roadmap for getting there. The Enneagram isn’t about applying some label to you or your “condition.” It doesn’t want to put you in a personality box. In fact, it wants to do the opposite. It wants to liberate you. It’s a tool to wake you up. It identifies patterns of behaviors so you can observe them, and then begin to unlearn the ones that keep you stuck, small, unhappy, and unproductive. Learn more about this powerful tool and how to apply it to your personal and professional development.

Readers and Leaders: A Book Club Affinity Group

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month 6pm-7pm Location: Five Wits Brewing

Leader: Liz Norell (Chattanooga State)  

Readers and Leaders are talkers and listeners, doers and thinkers. Monthly book selections are sure to spark lively discussion as well as quiet reflection. 

Book Selections: 

January: Emotional Agility by Susan David

February: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Berkeman

March: Belonging by Geoffrey Cohen

About Us

Where women lead, the world follows.


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Leadership Studies

Our Leadership Studies are a series of professional and personal development sessions focused on an annual theme. 

Leadership Tracks

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

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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.


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

membership spotlight: Danette Scudder

Membership Spotlight

“Your most challenging relationships–be it clients, employees, friends or family–are an invitation for personal growth.”

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Generating New Ideas.

Solving Big Problems

We believe women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. For over 25 years, Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute has been the premiere organization for thought leadership for professional women. Our offerings increase the capabilities of female leaders 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 2500+ female professionals
Elevation of female leaders

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Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute

PO Box 4363
Chattanooga, TN 37405

811 Broad Street #300
Chattanooga, TN 37402


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