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

Congratulations to all of our Officers and Directors for 2017-2018 installed at the September meeting.  I look forward to serving as your president.

Our largest fund-raiser, ewiGras is fast approaching.  I hope to see everyone there Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel.  Doors open at 5:30.  Profits from ewiGras go to fund our ASIST (Adult Students in Scholastic Transition) scholarship programs at UTC and Chattanooga State.

The order form for pecan and other nut sales was e-mailed to each representative on September 25th.  Please encourage your family, co-workers, friends and neighbors to order from EWI.  Orders will be delivered before Thanksgiving.  Profits from these sales go to the scholarship program at Southern Adventist University.

The 70th Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting (LCAM) was held in Grapevine Texas, September 21-23, 2017.  The Chattanooga Chapter had 6 attendees; Charlie Rosenquist, Karen Hannifin, Valerie Lucas, Nena Powell, DeJuan Jordan and Catherine Cox.  Our theme     was Flourish, Grow, Thrive and you will be hearing more about it in the near future.

The Chattanooga Chapter had so many things to celebrate at LCAM.  We honored Charlie Rosenquist as our President, and honored Catherine Cox for attending 31 EWI Annual  Meetings.  That means she has attended every EWI annual meeting since the Chattanooga Chapter was chartered in 1987.  I would like to thank these wonderful leaders for their commitment to EWI and to our chapter.

We were also awarded a $1,000 Literacy Grant for the outstanding 2017 Reading Rally conducted for children in the Head Start Program of our member firm, City of Chattanooga Head Start.  Many thanks to our representative, Chandra Sutherland, for preparing the grant application, and for chairing the committee for the Reading Rally each year.

One of the highlights for LCAM for me is meeting new people and sharing ideas.  The Tennessee Chapters of EWI being, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville met for dinner Friday evening. It’s always rewarding to compare notes (and fund-raising ideas) with our sister chapters in Tennessee.

We also learned the Memphis Chapter will be hosting a Southeast Regional Forum in March of 2018, similar to the Board Forum we hosted in 2016.  I look forward to attending and learning from other chapter leaders.  I hope we can have several representatives attend the Memphis Forum, since it is so close…and it will be held in the new hotel at Graceland.  Doesn’t that sound like a wonderful road trip for us?

We met so many wonderful leaders at LCAM.  The speakers for the Academy of Leadership were fabulous.  It was great to meet our corporate board and witness their installation of officers.  Please watch for more information on and look forward to the 2018 LCAM being held in Raleigh, NC.

Karen Hannifin, President

EWI of Chattanooga


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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. 

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

---U.S. Senator, Bob Corker

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October 5, 2017:
Please Join Us for ewiGras!!! Thursday, October 5th at 5:30 p.m. Event: ewiGras-Our Annual Fundraiser
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