Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute announces the new Game ChangeHer class of 2023, CWLI’s immersive mentor training program. 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.
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 run from August and will conclude with a graduation ceremony in May 2023.
Now in its fourth year after being revised in 2019, the program has graduated more than 50 mentors and 100 mentees to date. Prior to this iteration, the former Women Mentoring Women program graduated more than 200 women during its 10 year run.
“We continue to build on the successful impact of this program each year," said Kim Shumpert, CWLI CEO. "The leaders who graduate from this program are now leading some of the most dynamic teams in our business community. We are excited to play a small role in equipping the talent pipeline for the next generation and are honored to once again partner with CGLA for this important work.”
This year’s 14 participants include: Evelyn Denise Estes (EPB); Gabby Galluzzi (HHM); Megan McClure (Urban Story Ventures); Sandy Pricer (RiseUP); Anna Bratton (Anna Bratton Copy); Catelyn Millaway (HHM); Donna Davis Johnson (Johnson Grisham Agency); Jennifer Summerlin (Inline Electric); Meghan Greene (A Step Ahead Chattanooga); Melissa Loper (Cempa Community Care); Paige Baker (Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.); Pinky Young (First Horizon); Sarah Beth Riggs (Chattanooga Area Food Bank); and Sherry Babin (First Bank).
"The Game ChangeHer program is one of the many reasons I joined CWLI," said Sloan Reid, chair of the 2022-23 Game ChangeHer Committee and 2021 alum. "A program designed to not only invest in female leaders, but also empower them to serve the next generation. I firmly believe the most impactful leaders inspire, empower, and invest in other leaders, and this program goes above and beyond to serve that belief. I am so honored to serve as this year’s chair, and cannot wait to meet the next class of servant leaders."