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

Our October 9th meeting will be a business meeting to Install the 2018-2019 Board of Directors and Officers.  Please join us at The Walden Club at 5:30 pm for networking and 6:00 pm for our business meeting.

EWI of Chattanooga had 7 representatives attend our annual Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting (LCAM) in Raleigh NC September 19th – 22nd.  We celebrated EWI’s 80th Anniversary and made many wonderful connections with other chapter representatives.  We also attended a Reading Rally, the EWI Academy of Leadership, and participated in a Town Hall Meeting to share best practices with other chapter leaders.  During the Annual Meeting we voted to change our bylaws for a member in transition and added a new class of membership to include students.  We will go into more details about these items at our October meeting.

Do you know the saying “Well-behaved women rarely make history?”  Well, we made history by winning an award.  And, we behaved pretty well!  Our award was for membership retention of 96.4%.  I was extremely honored to accept this award on behalf of your membership and your dedication to our chapter.

This will be my last meeting as President.  Thank you for the honor of being your president.  On behalf of your 2017-2018 Board of Directors, I would like to thank each of you for your support of EWI of Chattanooga.  We have made many wonderful memories and are very grateful for your membership and participation in this organization!

I will be retiring, with 27 years of service, from Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union on November 30th But, I’m not retiring from EWI.  I’ve been committed to EWI of Chattanooga for 24 years and had so much fun doing it!  I will continue my membership.

I would like to ask you to be committed to EWI of Chattanooga and have fun doing it.  Serve the purpose & mission of EWI; Careers, Connections, and Communities.  This organization will bring out the best in you through personal and professional development.

Please accept my extreme gratitude for your support of EWI of Chattanooga and of me.

Warm regards,

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

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October 9, 2018:
Business Meeting
When: Tuesday, October 9th at 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Board Installation

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