Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute Announces 6th Annual Women Mentoring Women Participants

Friday, August 30, 2013
Back row, left to right, Elizabeth Sum-Slaughter, Leslie Williams, Linda Matthews, Dionne Jennings, Winnie Cooper, Penny Hughey, Linsey Anderson, Jennifer Harper, Paula Collier, Susan Brenner, Kate West; Seated, front row, left to right - Sandy Banks, Cynthia Fagan, Stefanie Mansueto, Sarah Oakman, Not Pictured: Lu Chamberlin-Rymer
Back row, left to right, Elizabeth Sum-Slaughter, Leslie Williams, Linda Matthews, Dionne Jennings, Winnie Cooper, Penny Hughey, Linsey Anderson, Jennifer Harper, Paula Collier, Susan Brenner, Kate West; Seated, front row, left to right - Sandy Banks, Cynthia Fagan, Stefanie Mansueto, Sarah Oakman, Not Pictured: Lu Chamberlin-Rymer

The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute (CWLI) has announced 16 women participating in the sixth annual Women Mentoring Women program.

The Women Mentoring Women program is designed to help women develop or sharpen their mentoring skills and to assist them in giving back to the community by mentoring other women. The program consists of eight 2-hour sessions led by recognized women in the community who will present on topics such as the use of power, authority, and influence in the workplace, team building, understanding communication styles, and political savviness. The goal is to encourage women to utilize their talents and experience to help increase the presence of women in positions of civic and business leadership within the community.

This initiative began in August 2008, and has graduated 76 women from a variety of business backgrounds in the greater Chattanooga area. The participants for this year include Linsey Anderson, LBMC; Sandy Banks, TVA; Susan Brenner, Memorial Health Care; Lu Chamberlin-Rymer, Kelly & Dutton of Ameriprise; Paula Collier, Hamilton County Health Department; Winnie Cooper, Kenco Group, Inc.; Cynthia Fagan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee; Jennifer Harper, Common Cents Financial Literacy, Inc.; Penny Hughey, AIM Chattanooga; Dionne Jennings, The Next Door; Stefanie Mansueto, JPMorgan Chase; Linda Matthews, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee; Sarah Oakman, Decosimo; Elizabeth Sum-Slaughter, Merrill Lynch; Kate West, InfoSystems; and Leslie Williams, Volkswagen Group of America.

“We are very excited to have such a diverse group of women leaders participating in this year’s Women Mentoring Women program,” said Lesley Berryhill, CWLI managing director. “I am confident these women will use the information they learn in this program to not only achieve great success for themselves, but to help other women do the same.”

The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute is a local non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to increase the leadership capabilities and influence among women in all sectors of public life and private enterprise by offering educational, networking, and information gathering programs throughout the year.  For additional information on CWLI programs and membership, please visit www.cwli.org or call 423 394-8173.

This year’s sponsors of the Women Mentoring Women Program include Decosimo Certified Public Accountants, TVA, Ballet Tennessee, Memorial Health Care System, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, LBMC, and Launch Point Leadership. 


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