The Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga has named Erika R. Burnett as its next executive director. Ms. Burnett is a long time Nashville resident, entrepreneur, founder, innovator, teacher and advocate.
Ms. Burnett's leadership experience strategic thinking, and passion for addressing root problems facing women and girls in the state stood out during the interview process, said officials.
In her most recent role, Ms. Burnett served as founder and principal trainer for the Burnett Group, offering a full range of human capital training and consulting. Leveraging her years of nonprofit leadership and community engagement experience, she led professional growth, training, and development opportunities. In this role, Ms. Burnett developed expertise in a wide variety of topics including volunteer management and engagement, diversity and inclusion, youth development, team building, leadership exploration, and generational differences.
In 2018, she, alongside business partner Nicole Kemp, launched the Women of Color Collaborative, embodying her strong commitment to advocating, empowering and securing resources for women and girls to work, play and build together, said officials.
Before starting her consultancy, Ms. Burnett served the community in a variety of roles including expert workshop facilitator at the Center for Nonprofit Management (Nashville), affiliate director at Communities in Schools of Tennessee, director of Programs, Advocacy and Organizing at Leadership for Educational Equity, and senior director of Programs at Hands On Nashville.