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.

Information about joining and member benefits.

President's Message

Dear Strong, Beautiful EWI Ladies,

I recently watched a biography on the Kennedy family.  They are such a fascinating dynasty! One of the quotes from Robert (Bobby) F. Kennedy stood out to me. “Few will have greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”  Wow! How much truth is in that statement?  It goes without saying, but collectively we are stronger, and more impactful – than on our own. I love working with each of you ladies, and I swell with pride at the amazing impact (collectively) we have made in our community fulfilling EWI’s mission of scholarships, and supporting literary programs. For you see, like Mother Teresa said, “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.”

Have you purchased/sold your “Pot of Gold”, “Quilt tickets” or “No Dirty Dishes” fundraising raffle tickets?  Catherine Cox mailed them out, and hopefully you have received yours.  The third drawing for “Pot of Gold” is this month and it is worth $100. Thanks to each of you for working hard to sell these tickets.  Lastly, we are still looking for items to use for our online auction this fall. This is the first time we have done an online auction, and we would like it be a huge success. Any contribution is greatly appreciated! All of these fundraising efforts go toward our scholarship, literacy and operational funds! Please, see Catherine Cox or Nancy Templeton if you have money/tickets to turn in, items to assist in our upcoming online auction, or questions.  

Lastly, please continue to keep our sisters in our EWI Chapter in your prayers.  We have several members that are going through life struggles, health and family challenges.  If you know of a need, please let me or a board member know.  We want to make sure all the chapter’s needs are met, covered on our prayer list, and lifted up by our prayer warriors.

Please, register for the June 11th Chapter meeting at the Walden Club. Our guest speaker will be ZirkOps Firearm and Self Defense Training. The topic will be self-defense. Although violent crime peaked in the 1990’s and has been on a decline, the ability to protect oneself physically from harm is a basic human right that should be accessible to everyone. Self-defense is an often overlooked skill in today’s society, but it is of utmost importance. So, the information gained will be useful and practical.

Also, do not forget your raffle table item(s), and your money for the raffle table. It will be an evening filled with fellowship, friends, and fun.

Thankful for EWI and each of YOU,


Valerie Lucas, President of EWI

Representing EPB








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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, August 13, 2019 5:30 PM • Walden Club
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:30 PM • Walden Club

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May 14, 2019:

When: Tuesday, June 11th at 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Tammy Zirk, Zirkops Topic: Self Defense

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