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

Happy early Valentine’s Day!  Since this month is known to be full of hearts and love, I challenge you to use your preferred love language for EWI.  One of the five languages: (1) words of affirmation, (2) gifts, (3) acts of service, (4) quality time, or (5) physical touch, speaks more deeply to you than all the others and is your authentic way of expressing yourself.  While you are expressing your love language within our Chapter, I ask that you engage other members and find out theirs. All of these languages speak to me, but gift(s) giving is certainly something I enjoy. What is yours? I want to make sure each and every member firm representative feels loved and cared for, which I am excited to learn how best   to do it.

The Board and Chapter members voted for the First Tennessee matured CD funds to be used to start a Chattanooga EWI endowment with Chattanooga State. This is so exciting for our chapter, because it provides one more lasting legacy. The impact this organization has made within our education community is astounding and is a credit to our terrific, hard-working, committed representatives and member firms.   As noted, our UTC endowment is fully funded, and now we will have a Chattanooga State endowment to add to our list of successes. Our next goal is to start working on a Southern Adventist endowment.

Just like last year, we are going to continue with “Pot of Gold” fundraising.  Look for tickets   to be delivered to you or ask Catherine Cox for some.  They are the same price as last year, and the winnings and drawings are the same.  This should be a lot of fun and easy scholarship fundraiser!

The Chapter Forum is fast approaching.  Our next planning meeting is February 7th, at 5:30PM, BCBS (Blue Cross) on the hill. Charlie Rosenquist is heading up the event, as well as the planning committee meetings.  I know she could use all the help that she can get, so if you have not volunteered please do so.  Also, registration is now open.  Please, register yourself, co-workers and friends.  The event will be at the Hunter Museum on April 13th and is sure to be a fun-filled day focusing on EWI three C’s: Careers, Connections and Community.

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 issues.  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, the need is covered on our prayer list, and our prayer warriors are praying for it.   

I look forward to seeing each of you at our monthly chapter meeting on February 12th at the Walden Club.  Do not forget your raffle table item(s), and your money for the raffle table. See you there!

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

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5:30 PM • Walden Club
Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:00 AM • Hunter Musuem

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February 12, 2019:

When: Tuesday, February 12th at 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: ASIST Scholarship Dinner

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