CWLI Announces New Mentoring Class

Monday, August 19, 2019
Members of the new Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute Game ChangeHer, an immersive mentor training program
Members of the new Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute Game ChangeHer, an immersive mentor training program

Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute announces the launch of Game ChangeHer, CWLI’s immersive mentor training program, formerly Women Mentoring Women. The 16 session program will offer a combination of personal and professional development topics that strengthen the skills and abilities of women and provide them with the tools to serve as effective mentors and leaders throughout the region, said officials.

After participants work through a module, they will be paired as mentors with young women from Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy to apply their knowledge in real time. The program will begin in September and will conclude with a graduation ceremony in May 2020. 

This year’s 24 participants include: Brittany Alcala, RocBeach Hospitality; Chelsea Beebe, LEO Events; Megan Bissonette, Chambliss Law Firm; Misty Bolt, Medicare Misty; Martha Burkhart, UNUM; Brittany Carman, Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC; Katherine Cornett, Parkridge Valley; Allison Kidd Cross, The Trust Company of Tennessee; Marsha Easter, Pinnacle Financial Partners; Krystle Fister, EPB; Betsy Gibson, Raymond James & Associates; Abby Harding, Precept Ministries International; Raquel Hidalgo, Partnership FCA; LaTishia Holloway, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee; Donna Lowe, MSi Workforce Solutions; Stacey Morrison, Double Cola Company; Sara Neumann, Tennessee Aquarium; Dawn Oakes, Chattanooga Boys Choir; Elizabeth Oberg, Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC; Aletta Rivers, Chattanooga Housing Authority; Vicki Scott, Brock Insurance Agency; Gena Weldon, Chattanooga Goodwill Industries; Hollie Whitener, Elliott Davis; and Christina Wright, The Sustainable Soul. 

"Game ChangeHer, formally known as Women Mentoring Women, is one of my favorite programs that CWLI offers to the community," said Marlena Palmer, chair of the game ChangeHer committee. "There is so much professional and personal growth that happens over the course of the program and now we have added the mentoring of young ladies! Not only is this incredible, dynamic group of women going to impact one another, they are going to positively influence the generations coming up behind them. At the core, this is what CWLI is about: providing the opportunity and means to grow the women in our community, so they can influence and impact their communities and those that come up behind them." 

“We are lucky to have a dynamic team of female professionals cultivating this offering in tandem with CGLA," said CWLI Board Chari Janet Dunn. "We are thrilled about this new partnership and what it means for our ability to have a broader reach into our community and inspire younger women to reach their fullest potential." 


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