Learn through trainings catered to your career level.



Connect with female leaders throughout the region.


Advance more women in decision-making spaces.

Stretch: Bend, Don't Break!

In a world filled with noise and chaos, the ability to focus, prioritize and move away from rigid thinking to a growth mindset is a true sign of leadership adaptability and resilience. This Leadership Study will experiment with strategies to do just that. Hear from Danna Vaughn as she shares her story of stretch and resilience throughout her career. 

CWLI Legacy Center

The Legacy Center is  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. Now reserving office spaces and open for bookings and tours! 

2022 Chattanooga Women's Symposium Photos

The Inaugural Chattanooga Women’s Symposium was a huge success! Thank you to our speakers and volunteers who made this day possible. View a sampling of photos using the button below. 

NEW Affinity Group! Authentic Leadership Enneagram Self Study

Date: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Location: The Legacy Center

There is a 1x cost associated with this Affinity group. Please purchase the following Enneagram test here: (cost is $39)

Led by CWLI Leader Julie Davis & Shelley Prevost


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.

membership spotlight: Danette Scudder

Membership Spotlight

“Ignore anyone who says it can’t be done and don’t let the fears of others dissuade you from pursuing your goals and dreams!”

Taylor Hixson | Chief Development Officer, Girls Inc. of Chattanooga


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 2500+ female professionals
Elevation of female leaders

Reach Us

Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute

PO Box 4363
Chattanooga, TN 37405


Contact Us!