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.
ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! Time to get involved!! Time to get the most out of EWI!! How, you ask?? Join a committee. Become a mentor. Get mentored. These are three surefire ways to get involved and get the most out of your EWI membership, personally and professionally. Find out more about the ins and outs of EWI. Get excited to go to LCAM. Set a lunch date with a professional contact. Get new business.
I will share a quick story....when I first joined EWI, I didn’t know what it was about. I was a replacement representative. I was told to fill out this form and attend monthly meeting. Everyone was very friendly, meetings were interesting and there always seemed to be something going on, I just didn’t know what. I still just "came to meetings". Luckily, I say with a smile, I was asked to be on a committee, and then asked to be on the board, and look at me now--PRESIDENT!!
I found out so much about EWI! I discovered the meaning behind LCAM, scholarship presentations, and what EWI is all about. It is so much more than just coming to a meeting, but you have to be willing to ask, accept, and repeat. As with any endeavor in life, the more you put in, the more you get out. Will you become involved? Will you participate on a committee? Will you help EWI continue to grow?
The holidays are over, the New Year has begun, the snow has melted.....will you please accept this call to action?
Kristina Smith, First Tennessee Bank
Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) is the largest credit union in the region with more than 106,000 members and $1 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, TVFCU’s purpose is to enhance members’ lifestyles and improve the communities by offering a wide variety of financial services and financial education.
Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union is well known for providing great service and has been recognized with the Seal of Satisfaction for Financial Services seven years in a row. TVFCU has been voted Best of the Best Credit Union and Best Place to Get a Mortgage by Chattanooga Times Free Press readers.
EWI Representative: Karen Hannifin
Karen Hannifin is a 20-year member of EWI and a Graduate of the Executive Women International Academy of Leadership. Karen has served in various leadership roles with EWI including president for two terms and held various board positions. She currently serves as Chair of the EWI Mentor Program and is a member of the Membership and Philanthropy Committees.
As Business Development Manager for Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Karen promotes TVFCU throughout the 13-county community, developing relationships with businesses and their employees to provide credit union services as a free employee benefit.
Karen enjoys serving the community in numerous civic and professional organizations. She serves on the board of the Chattanooga Area Chamber Commerce, Hixson Council, a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, was named Ambassador of the Year and Diplomat of the Year. She Chairs the Program Advisory Committee for Chattanooga College and serves as a career mentor to the students. She is also a member of Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Academy.