WIP: Melody Shekari is running for US Congressional District 3

From Mical Traynor, Executive Director, CWLI: “The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization and does not endorse candidates for office.  We do, however, recognize CWLI members who choose to accept the challenge of public service.  Win or lose, these women have the courage and the commitment to our community to run for office.  Thank you, ladies!” Melody Shekari learned about more »

WIP: Tiffanie Robinson is Running for School Board District 4

From Mical Traynor, Executive Director, CWLI: “The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization and does not endorse candidates for office.  We do, however, recognize CWLI members who choose to accept the challenge of public service.  Win or lose, these women have the courage and the commitment to our community to run for office.  Thank you, ladies!” Tiffanie Robinson currently serves more »

WIP: Donna Horn is the incumbent for District 7 School Board Seat

From Mical Traynor, Executive Director, CWLI: “The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization and does not endorse candidates for office.  We do, however, recognize CWLI members who choose to accept the challenge of public service.  Win or lose, these women have the courage and the commitment to our community to run for office.  Thank you, ladies!” District 7 is comprised of more »

WIP: Patsy Hazlewood is the Incumbent in TN District 27

From Mical Traynor, Executive Director, CWLI: “The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization and does not endorse candidates for office.  We do, however, recognize CWLI members who choose to accept the challenge of public service.  Win or lose, these women have the courage and the commitment to our community to run for office.  Thank you, ladies!” Elected in 2014, Patsy more »

May Member Spotlight: Daisy Maurya-Smith Makes an Impact

By Erin Wooddell When Daisy Maurya-Smith first moved back home to Chattanooga in 2006, she lived her life by an Excel spreadsheet. As a single mom to her son and a sales representative traveling up to 1,500 miles per week, the spreadsheet helped keep her life in order. From her son’s school and sporting activities to doctor’s appointments and her more »

March Member Spotlight: Get to Know CWLI Coordinator Marlena Palmer

By Erin Wooddell It’s your first networking event with CWLI, and you’re a little nervous. Not only is it nerve-wracking meeting new people, but the room ahead is full of women leaders. Walking down the hall toward the event, you see a CWLI table set up to greet you. A woman stands behind the table, offers you a welcoming smile, more »