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.
I hope that each of you had a Merry Christmas and were able to spend some quality time with your families and friends!
Wasn’t our December meeting with our Scholarship recipients fantastic? I was impressed with their dedication and touched by their stories. It was nice to spend some extra time talking with a few of them after the meeting too. Did you miss the meeting? I encourage you not to hesitate to sign up for our January meeting because one of our recipients who was unable to make the meeting has requested to join us for our January meeting.
It’s hard to believe that it’s 2017! Oprah Winfrey once said - “I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.” That is the mind frame that I am going to use going into 2017! Below are just a couple of examples of fresh starts that I will be focusing on:
New EWI meeting location - Beginning on January 10th we will be meeting at the Walden Club. I would love for each of you to embrace this opportunity of a fresh start to our organization and focus on building our membership.
New Secret Pal – If you have not already turned in your secret pal form, be sure to get it to Nena via email or give it to her at the January meeting. Have some fun making another member’s one day out of the month a little better. You never know when something you might give to her is just what they needed after a bad day! The member with your name might be able to do the same to you.
Embracing change – I am looking forward to working with our EWI Board in the New Year as we continue to look for fresh ideas that we might be able to implement that will assist in growing our membership, providing new and interesting programs , increase our scholarship funds, and to continue to meet the needs of our members.
2017 is a New Year that deserves a fresh start! I’m excited about the opportunities that we can bring to this New Year!
Thank you for everything that you do to continue to support EWI of Chattanooga and I look forward to working closely with you in the New Year.
Charlie Rosenquist, BCBS of TN
STRIVE FOR FIVE
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
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 5:30 PM • Walden Club
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:30 PM • Walden Club
January 10, 2017:
Ron Harris will be the speaker for our January EWI meeting. Ron serves as the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. He is an excellent speaker who will have you LEARNING and LAUGHING from the beginning to the end of his presentation. He is by far one of my all-time favorite speakers, and if you’ve ever heard him speak, I am sure that you will agree. Ron has served in various roles of management throughout his 30 years of service at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, each with increasing responsibilities. He currently serves as Co- chair for the organization’s Corporate Diversity Council. Ron is also co-founder and a member of the BlueCross BlueShield Association Diversity Alliance, which connects various BlueCross BlueShield Plans throughout the country as a resource to share best practices and address diversity awareness and community outreach. Ron is a regular speaker at business functions and conferences throughout Tennessee and the country on diversity topics that impact the workplace. Subject matters include generational diversity, disability awareness, stereotypes, effective cross-cultural communication, and religion in the workplace, the business case for diversity and others with each placing emphasis on cultural competency. Please join us for our January 10, 2017 chapter meeting!
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Find your THRIVE with EWI
PECAN SALE>>>>>Please start getting your orders together---I need to place our order on the 28th to ensure delivery by Thanksgiving and YES, they will be this years crop! We have a new addition this year…chocolate covered cashews! Plus, the pecans will be packaged in re-sealable bags! Please call or email me if you need additional order forms… Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-8807. The proceeds from the sale will go to the scholarship for SAU.