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

Flourish, Grow, Thrive

EWI of Chattanooga Officers and Directors for 2017-2018 and former board members recently gathered for a board retreat to get to know each other and share ideas for the upcoming year.  We have some fabulous leaders in this organization.  The enthusiasm we share for EWI is contagious and we are looking forward to sharing our ideas and strategic plan with you. 

I’m asking for your commitment to grow the membership in our chapter.  Most of you know  how competitive I am so Let’s Get Our “Grow” On! 

We are participating in a chapter incentive program, which encourages all EWI Chapters to grow and to grow “BIG”!  The time period is from November 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.  The chapter with the highest percentage of net growth in each category will win a LCAM 2018 registration.  We are in competition with chapters of 26 or more members.

Who do you want to become a member with EWI of Chattanooga?  You will receive additional information about our “Chattanooga Membership Bliss” real soon.

Our ewiGras 2017 was a great success.  We appreciate every firm, representative and guest for supporting our largest fund-raiser.  I would like to thank Kelly McCoy and the fund raising committee for an amazing job gathering donations, bodies, decorations and DOLLARS to make this event so much fun!  Profits from ewiGras fund our ASIST (Adult Students in Scholastic Transition) scholarship program, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Chattanooga State Community College.

Many thanks to our representatives for your support of our annual pecan (and other nuts) sale.  Profits from these sales go to the scholarship program at Southern Adventist University.  Delivery will be before Thanksgiving.

During this season of giving thanks, I am truly thankful for you, our representatives.  Our organization provides personal and professional development to support our “Connections, Careers and Communities”. 

This year I would like for EWI of Chattanooga to focus on Flourish, Grow, Thrive.


Karen Hannifin

EWI of Chattanooga, President

Representing Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union







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What Chattanooga
says about EWI...

"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. 

I wholeheartedly endorse the work and the mission of EWI."

---U.S. Senator, Bob Corker

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:30 PM • Walden Club
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 5:30 PM • Walden Club
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 5:30 PM • Walden Club

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Monthly Speaker Info

November 14, 2017:
Speaker: Sarah Mattson, Small Business Specialist
When: Tuesday, November 14th at 5:30 p.m.
Event: Starting a new business? Need assistance with your existing business? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 for our EWI monthly meeting to learn how the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) helps small businesses in our Chattanooga community.
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