Learn through trainings catered to your career level.



Connect with female leaders throughout the region.


Advance more women in decision-making spaces.

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.

LEADERSHIP STUDY - Purpose: Living Your WHY

Thursday, November 28th, 2023

11:30 – 1:00pm

Led by Jennifer Leach, Transformational Health and Business Coach and Stefanie Mansueto, Jay Shetty Certified Coach   

We believe women can feel balanced when living in alignment with their values and purpose. Jennifer will lead you through solidifying and cementing your values, while Stefanie will help you to develop your purpose statement, and acting on your values in everyday life. 

LEADERSHIP STUDY - Supportive Relationships: Building a Supportive Community

Thursday, December 5th, 2023

11:30 – 1:00pm

As innately social creatures, humans have a deep-seeded and fundamental need to belong. One of the most consistent predictors of life satisfaction, happiness, and health is the strength of our relationships. In this session, we’ll explore why relationships matter, what leads to stronger relationships, and put this into practice with some activities you can use outside this workshop.

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

“Courage is not staying quiet about things that make us uncomfortable.”-Brene Brown

Learning to be ok with being uncomfortable allows you to truly hear others.

Denise Estes, CWLI Membership Committee Chair


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
Numerous leadership growth opportunities annually
Sustaining and Legacy Reception
Local vendor discounts
Female business owner group
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


Contact Us!