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 New Year Chattanooga EWI ladies!  I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday season.  The New Year brings so many opportunities for us as an organization.  Our Board has been working diligently on fundraising activities, monthly meeting themes/speakers, events, member participation/recognition ideas, and much more.  I wanted to share with you some of the things that have been accomplished, thus far. Three items were voted on and approved by the Board and our Chapter members in December. 

First, Karen Hannifin was given “Life Member” status of our Chattanooga EWI chapter.  Her dedication and 3-time President service is very much appreciated.  We are so excited she gets to enjoy retirement from TVCU (much deserved) and also will continue to serve and support EWI in her new role as a “Life Member.” Congratulations Karen!

Secondly, we voted on amending our chapter bi-laws to include member in transition and student member options.  The member in transition affords our representatives options if    they cease employment with a member firm, but still want to continue to be active in EWI, while they seek employment with a new and/or existing member firm.  Additionally, the student member is a fantastic opportunity for college students to join EWI to learn more about careers, connections and our community.

Lastly, 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 Board members are working on many more exciting programs, and fund raising ideas.  I cannot wait to share more good news with each of you in the coming year, as our Board finalizes the ideas.  If you have not joined a committee, please do so.  It takes each of us to continue to make an impact in each other’s lives, careers, and community.

Please, continue to reach out to our Chapter Representatives.  Several folks have been dealing with some critical health issues, and there have been some representatives that we have not seen in sometime.  Your care and concern goes a long way!

I look forward to seeing each of you at our monthly chapter meeting on January 15th at the Walden Club.  Do not forget your raffle table item(s), and your money for the raffle table.  It  is going to be a wonderful night filled with EWI’s 3 C’s; Careers, Connections and Community!

Thankful for EWI and each of YOU,


Valerie Lucas, President of EWI

Representing EPB








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

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