Meet Gina Dhanani, Chair of IMPACT 2019

How long have you been involved with CWLI? I’ve been involved for about 3 years. Ronelle Sellers actually introduced me to CWLI. I was then accepted into the Women Mentoring Women Class of 2016. Since then, I’ve served on the Women Mentoring Women committee, I helped organize the WMW Alumnae gathering and most recently, I was appointed Chair of the more »

Taking Action: Volkswagen’s Women in Motion

Today, a woman’s representation and impact is discussed daily in news and certainly in politics. But how are conversations and good intentions put into action? How can women feel heard and valued in a multi-billion dollar company? And how does that impact their life and morale outside of the workplace? Employee Resource Groups are a popular and strategic opportunity for more »

May Member Spotlight: Kim Shumpert

by Sabie Crowder Whether you have or have not had the chance to meet CWLI’s new executive director, Kim Shumpert, I invite you to take the time and catch up on the path that lead to our organization. Kim may be new in her role, but she is not new to her hometown of Chattanooga. A self-professed “Lake Lizard”, she more »

April Member Spotlight: Mary Edwards

by Sabie Crowder If you can get on her schedule, Mary Edwards goes into my must-meet-Chattanoogans category. The adjectives committed, vibrant, and hard-working come to mind after sitting with her for an hour. Her furrowed brow complements her wide-open smile as we talk through her past, her fears, her kids, and her impact on our town.   EARLY LIFE Mary more »

February Member Spotlight: Tangela Johnson

by Sabie Crowder Tangela grew up in small, rural town in Georgia an hour and a half south of Atlanta. She is a first generation college graduate whose brothers followed in her foot steps and completed college as well. “I knew at an early age that I was intellectually smart. I was a veracious reader who read all of the more »

January Member Spotlight: For Such A Time As This with Ronelle Sellers

by Sabie Crowder For a woman who was born, raised, and currently lives in Flintstone, Georgia, Ronelle Sellers is no small town girl. “I never thought there was a ceiling,” Ronelle speaks to her drive when complimented. “I had encouraging parents and strong female role models in my life. I want to be that for other women.” Her main priority more »