Learn through trainings catered to your career level.



Connect with female leaders throughout the region.


Advance more women in decision-making spaces.

Game ChangeHer Nominations Now Open!

This unique program provides mentoring development in real-time through our partnership with Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy. Throughout this 9-month program, Game ChangeHer mentors experience hands-on mentor training from expert facilitators, and then have the opportunity to utilize their newly honed mentoring skills during monthly, interactive sessions with their mentees. Nominations begin in May each year.

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.

Self Care #2: Supporting your Wellness through Yoga

with Cyndi Allen, BS Psychology, MBA focus on HR, Graduate Certificate in Life Coaching, ERYT-500

Participate in a beginner friendly movement practice for all bodies,  engage with other women professionals in building resiliency, find appreciation for all of the amazing things our bodies can do. This is an inclusive and accommodating class. Chairs and other props are available to provide additional support so that all are able to participate. regardless of your 

With a career in leadership, Cyndi knows that resiliency has roots in our ability to manage our lives around the many stressors that come our way.  She believes that yoga is an invaluable tool in creating physical strength and flexibility while creating an invaluable connection between mind and body.  Through regular engagement in mindful movement, the body begins to create stress response pathways that allow us to make decisions and judgments from a non-reactive space.

Small Biz/Entrepreneur Synergy Circle

*NEW* Affinity Group

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month 12 – 1pm

Leaders: Jennifer Leach (Coach) and Whitney Belden (Snapdragon Hemp)

syn·er·gy noun: The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.

Entrepreneurs often face unique challenges while launching and running their businesses. Join other small biz owners and entrepreneurs to synergize together, sharing ideas and providing support for one another. 

*Anyone who works in a small business is welcome to join.

*Bring your own lunch. 

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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