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 »

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 »

August Member Spotlight: Marj Flemming Leads By Example

By Sabie Crowder Marj Flemming and Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute have been synonymous in the community for decades, but now at over 650 members, many may not know Marj or her contributions to our organization. Over 25 years ago, Marj and a group of influential Chattanooga women met regularly to catch up and socialize. “The Women’s Leadership Institute was initiated more »

July Member Spotlight: Story Time with Erin Wooddell

By Marlena Palmer Just over two years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Erin at our networking event at The Patten Group. A young, smart, talented writer relatively new to Chattanooga, Erin found herself searching for something more. Little did I know that Erin would quickly become a close, dear friend and a big part of CWLI. The beautiful, more »

June Member Spotlight: Julie Baumgardner Works to Put Families First

By Erin Wooddell There are many sayings about opportunities falling into your lap when you least expect them. Julie Baumgardner experienced that firsthand when she happened upon the opportunity to tackle a marketing director role at Valley Hospital. After the hospital endured several unsuccessful attempts at hiring for the position, they knew they needed someone who understood the value of mental more »