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.

Quarterly Connect

Come connect with us in person! We are hosting a Quarterly Connect on June 24th at 4:30pm at the Waterhouse Pavilion. We will be announcing some exciting updates and creating opportunities to network. Beverages and food will be provided. Bring a friend and come connect! All are welcome!  

Introducing CWLI Legacy Center

Coming Summer 2021, we are introducing a co-working space designed by women FOR women. Bearing the name of the visionary members who dreamed with us more than 2 years ago,  the Legacy Center  provides a premiere downtown location for female business owners and leaders desiring space to collaborate, grow capital, and be part of an ecosystem that elevates the talents of women.

Lisa Sun to Keynote IMPACT 2021

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.

Legacy + Sustaining Leaders Luncheon

A united front of women is a force of nature. Discover the impact of women and how we intend to make a collective impact going forward. Bringing what we’ve learned this year, together, and putting it into practice. Join us on the August 26th at the Peyton from 11:30am – 1pm. 

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 our 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.

sloan reid

Membership Spotlight

Learn your strengths and play to them, and you’ll be set up for success.

Ginny Kelly |Owner/Director Bad Beard Events formerly Rock/Creek Race Series

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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