Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • The Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market Street, Floor Five Chattanooga, TN 37402

    Self-care is one of the most important aspects of being an effective leader, but we often do not prioritize ourselves over other demands.

    The Power of Happy is  a new, 12-month habit building series for women leaders that will give them the tools to become a happier, healthier version of themselves. Core material developed and brought to you by Life, Health, and Happiness Coach, Kelly Summersett.

    YOUR MIND

    January 24th, Introduction to The Power of Happy

    February 28th, Your Thoughts and Words Matter

    March 28th, The Inner Critic

    April 25th, Gratitude

    YOUR BODY

    May 23rd, Nutrition and Health

    June 27th, Fitness and Exercise

    July 25th, The Importance of Sleep

    YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

    August 22nd, Compassion

    September 26th, Using Your Voice

    YOUR SPIRIT

    October 24th, Meditation and Reset

    November 28th, Emotional and Spiritual Health

    December 19th, Doing What You Love and Having Fun

    This series is open to members and non members with the option to partake in the whole series or individuals sessions.

    Sessions will be held in the Community Space* located on Floor Five of the Edney Innovation Center. Metered parking is available surrounding the Innovation Center and is at the responsibility of the individual.

    Light refreshments, coffee, and materials will be provided.

    *The January 24th session will be held in the Accelerator Space on Floor Five.

    • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Hennens Restaurant, 193 Chestnut Street
    • 16

    Small business owners and entrepreneurs who work from home are encouraged to attend this informal lunch to build your network and socialize outside the home office!


    Lunch is on your own.

    Hosted by CWLI member, Bea Lurie.



    • Thursday, August 24, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Chattanooga Room in the Inn, 230 N Highland Park Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404


    Join us Thursday, August 24th, for our monthly networking! 


    Executive Director, Erin Creal of Chattanooga Room in the Inn will share with us the mission of the organization and the impact they are making in the lives of women and children. 

    You will also have the opportunity to make donations so that Erin and the staff can better support their mission to empower homeless women and children to be self-sufficient. 

    We will be collecting Walmart gift cards to help purchase supplies such as school items, toiletries, clothes, toys, and so much more. You may also make a donation to the organization the day of the event! 

    This is a members only event. Please register in advance!  

    • Saturday, August 26, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Orchard Knob Middle School, 500 N Highland Park Ave


    CWLI Gives Back and HipHop CHA have partnered with Orchard Knob Middle School to volunteer to paint one of their portable classrooms!

    Saturday, August 26th, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. we will be painting the exterior of the portable classroom.

    We are looking for at least 15 volunteers, but the more the merrier!

    Come and have some fun with us and give back to your Chattanooga community! The kids are going to LOVE it.

    Snacks, beverages, and lunch will be provided.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marlena Palmer, Programs Manager, at marlena@cwli.org.


    Many thanks to Sherwin Williams for donating paint for the project!

    • Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Edney Innovation Center

    Politics Means People 

    Presented by Linda Moss Mines 

    Join us for Tuesday, August 29th for session one of our Civic Engagement Fall workshop series, From Understanding to Action

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1. Let's Talk about Government 

    2. Current Problems with Engaging Civic Leadership 

    3. How to Become an Active Civic Participant 

    4. Identifying Strengths and Polishing Areas for Improvement 

    THE DETAILS: 

    Date: August 29th 

    Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

    Location: The Edney, Floor Five 

    Lunch and materials will be provided for you. This event is open to members and non members. 


    • Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • The Honest Pint



    Women in Finance is networking group of women who meet regularly to provide support, services, information, and resources. Additionally, Women of Finance assists with recruiting and connecting female financial experts to CWLI’s Programs Manager in order to continue to provide quality programming on a variety of financial topics.  


    Join us for networking! 


    Tuesday, August 29th from 5:00 - 6:30PM we will meet at the Honest Pint. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with other women in finance!

    Food and drink is on your own. 

    While registration is not required to attend, we kindly ask that you RSVP so that we may add you our network list for this and future events. This is a CWLI member event. 


    • Friday, September 01, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Center for Nonprofits, Boardroom


    Join us Friday, September 1st for Part 1 of our Finance in the Boardroom series. 

    Carol Newton, Director of Integration at Memorial Hospital,  will provide education on: 

    Reading and Interpreting Financial Statements 

    "No Money, No Mission" - The Importance of Integration Finance into Strategic Planning

    This half day workshop is designed to prepare you for understanding the important financial components of serving on a non-profit board. 

    Refreshments and materials will be provided for you. 

    This is open to members and non-members. 

    Special discount available for CNP members! 

    • Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Chattanoogan Hotel


    What is the best thinking around leadership?

    Join us Wednesday, September 6th at the Chattanoogan Hotel. 


    Alison Gerber, Editor and Director of Content at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, will share with us her insights on the best thinking around leadership and how she discovered the impact of her voice, bringing her to the world of journalism at a very young age.

    THE DETAILS: 

    Date: Wednesday, September 6th 

    Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

    Location: The Chattanoogan Hotel 

    Please note: Parking is on your own for this event and valet parking will not be validate for the group. We recommend that you utilize the parking meters that surround the hotel. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Marlena Palmer, Programs Manager at marlena@cwli.org

    • Thursday, September 07, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Seven


    Join us Thursday, September 7th for our New Member Orientation! 

    Take advantage of this opportunity to meet other new members of CWLI and our board and committee leadership.  You will also learn more about the mission of CWLI, our goals for the future, and how you can plug in. 

    Light refreshments will be served. 

    Please make sure to register! 

    • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Edney Innovation Center


    Politics Means Women (too!)

    Presented by Diane Freeman and Krista Stephens 

    Join us for Tuesday, September 12th for session two of our Civic Engagement Fall workshop series, From Understanding to Action

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1. Why Women Don't Run for Office 

    2. Laws Disadvantaging Women 

    3. Positive Effects when Women Do Run for Office

    THE DETAILS: 

    Date: September 12th 

    Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

    Location: The Edney, Floor Five 

    Lunch and materials will be provided for you. This event is open to members and non members. 


    • Friday, September 15, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UW Center for Nonprofits, Boardroom


    Join us Friday, September 15th for Part Two of our Women Know Finance in the Boardroom series. 

    Laura McCann, VP of UW of Greater Chattanooga Center for Nonprofits, and Christa Mannarino, President of Mannarino Consulting, will present on the key components of board leadership and fundraising. 

    Topics to be addressed include: 

    Board Leadership: Roles and Responsibilities, and Governance 

    Fundraising and Development : The Important of Fundraising, How to Fund Raise Effectively, and the Art of Storytelling. 

    Don't miss this informative and interactive, half day workshop! 

    Refreshments and materials will be provided for you. 

    This is open to members and nonmembers, both women and men. 

    Special discount for CNP members! 

    • Thursday, September 21, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 7443 Commons Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421

    Join us Thursday, September 21st of our monthly networking event at Hunt & Burrow! 

    Owner, and CWLI member, Deveau Mishow  will share with us her inspiring story. 

    There will also be food, wine, and an opportunity to shop (and save!!). 

    Come network with us! 

    This is a member/guest event, so please bring your friends and co-workers. 


    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Edney Innovation Center


    Politics Means You

    Presented by Deborah Hyde

    Join us for Tuesday, September 26th for session three of our Civic Engagement Fall workshop series, From Understanding to Action

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1. How you can be involved (voting, campaigning, volunteering) 

    2. Skills all candidates need 

    THE DETAILS: 

    Date: September 26th 

    Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

    Location: The Edney, Floor Five 

    Lunch and materials will be provided for you. This event is open to members and non members. 


    • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • LBMC, 605 Chestnut Street, Liberty Room


    Join us Wednesday, September 27th for our monthly financial empowerment session! 

    How to have Financial Conversations

    presented by Jennifer Harper & Carol Hunter

    We know they can be uncomfortable, but we also know they are necessary. Let us help you navigate the conversation. 

    Jennifer Harper, President of Bridge Financial Planning, and Carol Hunter, Founder of Prosperity Unlimited will provide their expertise, share lessons learned, and offer advice to help you start the conversation and keep it going. 

    THE DETAILS: 

    Date: Wednesday, September 27th

    Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

    Location: LBMC, The Liberty Room

    This workshop is open to members and non-members. 

    Lunch and materials will be provided for you. 

    Space hosted by: 



    • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Hennens Restaurant, 193 Chestnut Street
    • 20

    Small business owners and entrepreneurs who work from home are encouraged to attend this informal lunch to build your network and socialize outside the home office!


    Lunch is on your own.

    Hosted by CWLI member, Bea Lurie.



    • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • LBMC, 605 Chestnut Street, The Liberty Room


    College: Key Financial Considerations 

    Presented by: 

    Melissa Woodall Curtis, Betsy Gibson, & Claudia Goldbach

    It's never too early to start thinking about college: where to go, what to study, how to pay for it?  How about how to protect yourself? Do you want to learn some important considerations when filling out the FASFA? 

    Join us Wednesday, October 4th for a lunch and learn on the key financial considerations you should be aware of when planning for the college years. 

    THE DETAILS: 

    Date: Wednesday, October 4th 

    Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

    Location: LBMC, 605 Chestnust Street, The Liberty Room


    This event is open to members and non-members. 

    Lunch and materials will be provided for you. 


    Space hosted by: 



    • Thursday, October 05, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Memorial Hospital


    Join us Thursday, October 5th from 5:00PM - 7:00PM for monthly networking at Memorial Hospital. 

    Lisa McCluskey, VP of Marketing at Memorial will share with us her story and what's happening at Memorial.

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and to increase awareness, we will have the MaryEllen Locher Foundation on site provide education and an opportunity to schedule mammograms. 

    This is a member/guest event, so please bring a friend or co-worker! 

    Refreshments will be served. 

    • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Edney Innovation Center


    Politics Includes You 

    Join us for Tuesday, October 10th for session four of our Civic Engagement Fall workshop series, From Understanding to Action

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1. How to decide to run for office 

    2. Mistakes to avoid

    3. This isn't me! What else can I do? 

    THE DETAILS: 

    Date: October 10th 

    Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

    Location: The Edney, Floor Five 

    Lunch and materials will be provided for you. This event is open to members and non members. 


    • Monday, October 23, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Bessie Smith Cultural Center 200 E M L King Blvd

    Join us Monday, October 23rd for our Sustaining Member luncheon at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. 


    Meet Dr. Rebecca Ashford. Dr. Ashford recently joined Chattanooga State as President in July 2017. With years of experience in academic leadership , serving  in Alabama, New York, and Tennessee, Dr. Ashford is looking to focus on student success and graduation and to continue the Chattanooga State's tradition of partnering with business and industry to meet the workforce needs of the community.

    Meet Dr. Ashford and hear her journey as she navigated the career that brought her to where is she today.

    This is a sustaining members only event. 

    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Edney Innovation Center


    Politics with You

    Presented by Meg Brasel

    Join us for Tuesday, October 24th for session five of our Civic Engagement Fall workshop series, From Understanding to Action

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1. Timeline for running 

    2. Barriers specific to women running 

    3. Referral to training programs 

    4. Resources Wrap Up 

    THE DETAILS: 

    Date: October 24th 

    Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

    Location: The Edney, Floor Five 

    Lunch and materials will be provided for you. This event is open to members and non members. 


    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Hennens Restaurant, 193 Chestnut Street
    • 20

    Small business owners and entrepreneurs who work from home are encouraged to attend this informal lunch to build your network and socialize outside the home office!


    Lunch is on your own.

    Hosted by CWLI member, Bea Lurie.



    • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Edney Innovation Center


    Politics IS You

    Presented by Melody Shakari

    Join us for Tuesday, November 7th for the final session of our Civic Engagement Fall workshop series, From Understanding to Action

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1. Lessons from the Campaigning Trail 

    2. Fundraising 

    3. Networking and working with Others 

    4. Stress and Self-Care 

    THE DETAILS: 

    Date: November 7th 

    Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

    Location: The Edney, Floor Five 

    Lunch and materials will be provided for you. This event is open to members and non members. 


    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • LBMC, 605 Chestnut Street, The Liberty Room


    What about Credit Score?

    Presented by Maggie Tanner & Latrice Schobert

    Good credit? Bad credit? NO PROBLEM!....well, maybe. 

    Maggie Tanner, VP and Wealth Adviser for Synovus Bank, and Latrice Schobert, Credit Counselor with Partnership, are going talk all things credit: what we need to know and why it matters. 

    THE DETAILS

    Date: Wednesday, November 8th 

    Time; 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

    Location: LBMC, 605 Chestnut Street, The Liberty Room

    Lunch and materials will be provided for you. 

    This is open to members and non members. 

    Space provided by: 


    • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Hennens Restaurant, 193 Chestnut Street
    • 20

    Small business owners and entrepreneurs who work from home are encouraged to attend this informal lunch to build your network and socialize outside the home office!


    Lunch is on your own.

    Hosted by CWLI member, Bea Lurie.



    • Thursday, December 07, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


    Join us Thursday, December 7th for our New Member Orientation! 

    Take advantage of this opportunity to meet other new members of CWLI and our board and committee leadership.  You will also learn more about the mission of CWLI, our goals for the future, and how you can plug in. 

    Light refreshments will be served. 

    Please make sure to register! 

    • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Hennens Restaurant, 193 Chestnut Street
    • 20

    Small business owners and entrepreneurs who work from home are encouraged to attend this informal lunch to build your network and socialize outside the home office!


    Lunch is on your own.

    Hosted by CWLI member, Bea Lurie.



Past events

Saturday, August 19, 2017 CWLI Gives Back: Orchard Knob Middle School
Friday, August 18, 2017 Leadership Study: Thrive by Arianna Huffington
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Home Office Networking Lunch
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Mentor Meet Up
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Home Office Networking Lunch
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Networking at Dish T' Pass Cafe
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Legal Rights Panel: What You Need To Know
Monday, June 05, 2017 CWLI Family Night with the Chattanooga Lookouts!
Friday, June 02, 2017 Diversity & Inclusion, Part Two: Through the Company Lens
Thursday, June 01, 2017 New Member Orientation
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Leadership Insights: An Evening with Vicky Gregg
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Leadership Study: Good Leaders Listen
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Home Office Affinity Group
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Networking at Office Furniture Warehouse
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Financial Empowerment 101: Things You Wished Your Mother Had Told You
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Financial Empowerment 101: Retirement Planning, Insurance, oh my!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Home Office Affinity Group
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Networking at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Financial Empowerment 101: Building a Strong Financial Foundation
Friday, April 14, 2017 CWLI WMW Alumni Networking: Speed Mentoring
Thursday, March 30, 2017 New Member Orientation
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Leadership Study: Women In History
Friday, March 17, 2017 Diversity and Inclusion: Part One
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Home Office Affinity Group
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 March Networking at The Incubator!
Saturday, March 04, 2017 CWLI Gives Back: Habitat for Humanity Women Build
Sunday, February 26, 2017 Legislative Advocacy Skills Workshop
Friday, February 24, 2017 Donate
Thursday, February 23, 2017 IMPACT Sponsor and Sustainer Reception
Thursday, February 23, 2017 12th Annual IMPACT Leadership Dinner
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Chattanooga Mayoral Candidate Forum
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Non Profit Night at the Flying Squirrel!
Friday, January 20, 2017 Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Networking at the Edney Innovation Center
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 CWLI Annual Holiday Party
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Are You Doing What You Love?
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Leadership Study: Leadership Lessons Learned from 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 New Member Orientation
Monday, November 07, 2016 Membership Kick Off Celebration
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Sustaining Member Luncheon featuring Vicky Gregg
Thursday, October 13, 2016 October Network at Chambliss Center for Children!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Women Know: Financial Empowerment Series
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Networking with HHM, Freight Depot Accounting and Southside Creative!
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Women, Money, and Influence
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Join us in celebrating 20 years!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Leadership Study: Toxic Leadership
Friday, August 05, 2016 August Networking at CBI Tennessee
Friday, June 17, 2016 Growing Your Value Through Civic Engagement
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Networking at the Center for Mindful Living!
Friday, May 13, 2016 Promoting Self by Promoting Others: Women as Advocates
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 New Member Orientation
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Networking at the Sculpture Fields of Montague Park
Friday, April 22, 2016 Leadership Luncheon: Knowing Your Value
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Women Know: Finance in the Boardroom Series
Thursday, February 18, 2016 IMPACT Leadership Dinner
Thursday, January 21, 2016 January Networking at Willa on 2 NorthShore
Friday, January 15, 2016 CWLI Annual Meeting
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 August Networking at The Next Door