CWLI BLOG

Director’s Report: 2022, A New Era

It has been said that to every era there is order, disorder, and reorder. The funny thing about this, though, is that we can only ever experience it in retrospect. In other words, we can only organize this pattern through the lens of history. I’m sure the people...

Membership Spotlight: Zennia Nesmith

Occupation? Executive Director of a nonprofit called Empowered Connections. I am an adult college student at Chattanooga State majoring in Psychology. College/University attended?  Chattanooga State Community College Tell us a little about you (short bio ~150 words). ...

Director’s Report: What is your hope for you in 2022?

Ladies,  We find ourselves once again preparing to enter a new year. Normally, I do not begin my Director’s Report with a quote, but it seems rather appropriate in this instance. American author Melody Beattie once said, “the new year stands before us, like a chapter...

Director’s Report: Unwrap the Gift of Leadership

Ladies, as this year is coming to a close, this is typically a time used for self-reflection and gearing up for what lies ahead in preparation for another year full of fresh opportunities. We want to shift our focus forward to a promising 2022! Surrounded by a group...

Member Spotlight: Jen LaRose

Occupation? Marketing & Community Coordinator for Chattanooga Technology Council College/University attended?  The University of West Georgia, Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, concentration in Photography Tell us a little about you (short bio ~150 words).  Originally from...

Director’s Report: What we’re thankful FOR

My new office overlooks the famous “Umbrella Alley”. Over these first few days in our new space, I have watched those umbrellas dance as the wind signals the inevitable change of seasons. Like the colors on the trees, the colorful umbrellas provide joy and cover for...

Membership Spotlight: Lynda LeVan

Membership Spotlight: Lynda LeVan

Occupation?Executive Director of Southern Lit Alliance College/University attended? University of Tennessee, Business Administration  Tell us a little about you (short bio ~150 words). I am proud to be an eighth-generation Tennessean and grew up mostly in Nashville....

Membership Spotlight: Danette Scudder

Membership Spotlight: Danette Scudder

Occupation?Executive Vice President for Member Services/Strategic Relations at Tennessee Valley Public Power Association College/University attended? University of Evansville (B.S. Political Science), Texas Tech University (Master of Public Administration) Tell...

Director’s Report: Women in the Workplace 2021

           Women in the Workplace 2021 Now in its 7th year, the Women in the Workplace annual report is out and maybe this information is more important than ever. Women have experienced extreme losses over the last year in both status...