Learn through trainings catered to your career level.



Connect with female leaders throughout the region.


Advance more women in decision-making spaces.

IMPACT Leadership Dinner

This annual leadership dinner explores provocative topics related to attracting, retaining and elevating female talent throughout our region. CWLI and the IMPACT Committee are thrilled to welcome Lisa Lisson of FedEx Express as this year’s keynote speaker. 

New Member Orientation (Virtual)

Learn how to make the *most* of your CWLI Membership!
Stacey Nolan, Membership Coordinator, will walk you through all of the wonderful programs, benefits and offerings you can access with your CWLI membership.
*Offered monthly, on the 4th Wednesday 

RESILIENCE: 5 Pillars to Purposeful Leadership

Our 2023 Leadership Studies will focus on the 5 Pillars of Resilience, with experienced facilitators that will give you essential skills and insight to building personal and professional resilience. Join us for the entire series or any individual sessions that interest you.

Quarterly Connect: Creative Networking

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

5:30 – 7:00pm

Join us for some creative networking at the Creative Discovery Museum! They have recently completed some major renovations and CWLI members will get a first look at all the updates! Special thanks to our event sponsors, the Creative Discovery Museum and 1885 Grill St. Elmo!

About Us

Where women lead, the world follows.


female leaders

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.


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

Member Spotlight

“Lead in little ways instead of focusing on only big opportunities like a promotion. Look for ways you can lead right now: start a book club, ask people you know if they want to meet for a monthly coffee group, organize a volunteer opportunity or trip/conference that you are interested in and be open minded to what comes through these things. These items are just as important as bigger opportunities.”

Allison Satterfield | Alaray Creative


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

Reach Us

Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute

PO Box 4363
Chattanooga, TN 37405

811 Broad Street #300
Chattanooga, TN 37402


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