Executive Women International® (EWI) addresses the business professional's quest for personal achievement and drive for professional development. EWI is unique among the myriad of associations in that the company, or firm, holds 
the membership, not the individual.

EWI offers many benefits to both the individual representative and the firm. Representatives who participate in EWI have access to a variety of events and programs. Their companies benefit through the professional connections and the recognition received as business leaders locally and internationally.

We focus on Connections, Careers and Community. 

  • Connections  - Promoting member firms and its representatives.  We believe that connecting is about the dynamic evolving relationship linking our Chapters, our administrative team, our members and the larger communities we live and work in.

  • Careers - Enhancing personal and professional development through learning programs and EWI's Academy of Leadership

  • Community - Encouraging involvement by donating time and resources to improve lives through scholarship programs, literacy initiatives and other community programs.

The Chattanooga Chapter meets monthly; typically the second Tuesday evening.

Monthly Highlight of Firm, Executive and Member Representative schedule.

Information about joining and member benefits.

President's Message

Spring is here!  This is a beautiful time of year where we see all kinds of new life around us.  April is a big month for EWI Chattanooga this year, and we need your help to pull it off effectively.

First, we are NOT meeting Tuesday night on the 12th.  This is because Charlie’s regional forum committee has lined up two phenomenal speakers for the regional forum, so we thought it was worth asking you to come to the Eastern Region Chapter Board Forum on Saturday, April 30th instead.  We did not make this decision lightly.  If you can only come for a while but not the entire day, try to come between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  You will get a small taste of what we experience at LCAM, meet some amazing ladies from other EWI chapters, meet some of our corporate board members, and have a really delicious Mexican lunch buffet.  The best bang for your buck is to enjoy the whole day.

Kelly McCoy still needs your gift card donations or money to buy gift cards for our annual “No Dirty Dishes” fundraiser.  Everyone should have received tickets to sell.  The drawing will take place at the Regional Forum meeting.

Our annual Reading Rally is Friday, April 15th.  The children at the Soddy Daisy Head Start program are so excited about this day.  This is our chance to have a direct impact on a young child by sharing the love of books.  Please let Chandra know if you are able to help with this, or ask her questions if you are not sure about something.

Are you getting family members lined up to join us for our May meeting cruising on the Southern Belle?  Bring your mom, sister, daughter, kids, father, husband, son – any family member and enjoy this cruise with one of our member firms.  Sarrie has worked out a deal where we pay the same price as our regular meeting dues (and children are discounted).

Don’t forget your opportunity to earn “credits” toward your leadership certificate this year by listening to the monthly webinar, attending the monthly chapter meeting or board meeting, and getting involved in a committee.

Thank you,

Nena Powell, LBMC   



Eastern Region Board Forum

April 30, 2016

DoubleTree Hotel

Chattanooga, TN

Special Keynote Speakers

 Leading By Principle With Vision, Energy and Integrity – John Lewis

John has over 15 years of leadership experience.  He has held leadership positions at Verizon Wireless, Cintas, and is now with Cumulus Radio.   In his 8 years at Cintas, John held 6 positions and was promoted 5 times.  He began in sales, worked his way into sales training, then sales management, to a GM role before a promotion to VP of Sales.  Looking for a new challenge, John entered radio as the VP/GM in the Albany market in June of 2009.  He knew that leading an entire radio market of many departments including Production, Promotion, Office staff, Sales, On Air, and Engineering:  without any media or radio experience would be a challenge.  He found that leadership is leadership, regardless of industry and geographic area.  John was able to turn around 6 radio markets (Albany, Pensacola, Lexington, Memphis, Cincinnati and Chattanooga) in just under 7 years with Cumulus.  He walked into 5 of his 6 markets ranked between 72 and 102 out of 102 markets, never walking out of a market    lower than #7, three times taking the market to #1.  The people that work with John  attribute his success to his constant positive attitude, relentless pursuit of excellence and a consistent leadership style that brings out the best in every part of the organization.

 Our Bodies Speak Volumes: The Power of Body Language & Leadership - Dr. Donna   Van Natten

Founder, President, & CEO, Dr. Donna Van Natten synthesizes her education, knowledge, and expertise into high-octane, interactive, educational, and fun body language and communication programs that provide new insights and tools about human behaviors for all professions, ages, and stages of life.

Her body language presentations cross a myriad of audiences, including corporate teams, community-based organizations, and keynote engagements at national events. She is a    savvy business owner who excels in both the spoken word and written word.  

Dr. Van Natten has spent years researching the science behind non-verbal communication, facial expressions, gestures, and behavioral intentions. Coupled with her dynamic personality and animated delivery, she has become a premier spokesperson and expert in the aspects of interpreting the components of human communication, behaviors, haptics, proxemics, culture, and mannerisms.

She holds multiple degrees, culminating with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. A middle school teacher in her early career, Dr. Donna is driven by knowledge and teaching. Those   open to developing themselves, including learners of all ages, academics, sales force teams, executive leaders, entrepreneurs, and companies wanting the advantage, engage with the power of understanding and using body language are perfect for the Body Language Dr.

Dr. Donna's professional memberships include the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute,     Women in Technology, and Women Mean Business. She also serves on the board for Autism and Behavioral Services. In graduate school, she was awarded a Japan Fulbright Scholarship and is  published in the Journal of Leadership Education

Work Session
There will also be work sessions that cover:  Membership, Programs, and Fundraising.  Please be sure to bring your Chapter’s best practices to share with the attendees!

50/50 Drawing

EWI of Chattanooga will be selling tickets for a 50/50 drawing to help cover the cost of the Regional Chapter Board Forum.  The drawing will be held at the closing of the forum and    some lucky winner will receive 50% of the cash raised.  You must be present to win.

·         1 ticket  for $5.00

·         5 tickets for $20.00

No Dirty Dishes Basket

EWI of Chattanooga will be selling tickets for $10 each for a chance to win a basket full          of Gift Cards for restaurants and gas cards.  Drawing will be held at the closing of the forum.  You do not have to be present to win.





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"I am pleased that Executive Women International (EWI) is serving business women in our state, and I support their work of enhancing careers, promoting connections, and most of all encouraging community involvement. 

As someone who ran a company, I saw firsthand the tremendous positive impact EWI had on one member of my staff in particular, and through her involvement in the organization her professional growth and confidence were greatly enhanced. 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:30 PM (EDT) • Southern Belle Riverboat
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:30 AM (EDT) • DoubleTree Hotel
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:30 PM (EDT) • DoubleTree Hotel

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April 30, 2016:
Our April meeting will be SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH at the DoubleTree Hotel! This is a full day event beginning at 7:30 am until around 4:30 pm. We have rolled our regular meeting into the Eastern Regional Board Meeting. We want to provide everyone the opportunity to not only hear the 2 guest speakers that we have lined up, but also have the chance to network with our fellow EWIs from Nashville, Birmingham, Jackson, Washington, DC and Denver.
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No Dirty Dishes

No Dirty Dishes! Bring all your unused gift cards to this month's meeting. We will be selling chances on gift baskets full of gift cards. Get ready to sell those tickets!

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