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

June was a wonderful month for EWI of Chattanooga. Our executive luncheon was honored with the presence of Mr. Macon Toledano, the Associate Director of Lyndhurst Foundation. He gave some very insightful information regarding the future growth of Chattanooga. Our area is expanding and moving towards the future with business leaders that have vision. I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years will bring!

July and August, we will be starting our meetings at 5:45 pm so that we can get out in enough time to still enjoy the daylight and enjoy the summer. I encourage everyone to attend this month’s meeting.  Julie Baumgardner with First Things First will be our speaker. I can’t wait to hear what she has to tell us. Also, please make sure to honor our troops and remember why we actually celebrate the 4th of July. It is through the sacrifice of our service men and women that we are able to enjoy the independence that this great country has provided to us!

Barnyard Auction is just around the corner! If you haven’t reserved your table or got a ticket, please do so! We are also in need of donation items. We would like to ask that every member bring at least 3 items. All the money we raise goes to help out unwed single parents who are seeking a higher education. If you have any questions, please contact Kate West or any Board Member. We will be happy to help!

Happy Independence Day!

Tammy Hargis | Mike Collins & Associates



Representative: Karen Hannifin

Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) is the largest credit union in the region with more than 112,000 members and $1 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, TVFCU’s purpose is to enhance members’ lifestyles and improve their communities by offering a wide variety of financial services and financial education.

Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union is well known for providing great service and has been recognized with the Seal of Satisfaction for Financial Services seven years in a row. TVFCU has been voted Best of the Best Credit Union and Best Place to Get a Mortgage by Chattanooga Times Free Press readers.

We invite you to come see what we’re all about!

About our Representative
Karen Hannifin is a 21-year member of EWI and a Graduate of the Executive Women International Academy of Leadership. Karen has served in various leadership roles with EWI including president for two terms and held various board positions. She currently serves as Chair of the EWI Mentor Program and is a member of the Membership and Philanthropy Committees.

As Business Development Manager for Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Karen promotes TVFCU throughout the 13-county community, developing relationships with businesses and their employees to provide credit union services as a free employee benefit.  

Karen enjoys serving the community in numerous civic and professional organizations.  She serves on the board of the Chattanooga Area Chamber Commerce, Hixson Council, a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, was named Ambassador of the Year and Diplomat of the Year. She Chairs the Program Advisory Committee for Chattanooga College and serves as a career mentor to the students. She is also a member of Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Academy.




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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 11, 2015 5:30 PM (EDT) • DoubleTree Hotel
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:30 PM • Chattanooga Choo Choo, Imperial Ballroom
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 5:30 PM (EDT) • DoubleTree Hotel

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July 14, 2015:
Julie Baumgardner, First Things First

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2015 Leadership Conference September 23-26 Tulsa

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Do not miss out on this year's Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting in Tulsa, OK. Sept 23-26

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