Ash­ley to leave top job at CWLI

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - BUSINESS -

Holly Ash­ley, the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor for the Chat­tanooga Women’s Lead­er­ship In­sti­tute, will leave CWLI at the end of the month “to pur­sue in­ter­ests around ad­vo­cacy and women’s is­sues.”

Ash­ley said CWLI mem­ber­ship has grown 150 per­cent since 2014 to more than 670 mem­bers rep­re­sent­ing fe­male lead­ers across fields such as en­gi­neer­ing, gov­ern­ment, law en­force­ment, fi­nance and hos­pi­tal­ity.

“Holly was with us for just over a year but to­gether with Pro­gram Man­ager Mar­lena Palmer and a tremen­dous vol­un­teer base laid an im­por­tant foun­da­tion to sus­tain fu­ture growth,” CWLI Chair Ste­fanie Crowe said in a state­ment Tues­day. “We are proud to have been part of her lead­er­ship evo­lu­tion and re­main ex­cited about her fu­ture con­tri­bu­tions around is­sues that es­pe­cially im­pact women.”

CWLI, which was started in 1996 to pro­mote more women in busi­ness and gov­ern­ment lead­er­ship and help fe­male man­agers, re­lo­cated this year to The Ed­ney Build­ing in the heart of Chat­tanooga’s in­no­va­tion district.

“Pro­mot­ing gen­der di­ver­sity in lead­er­ship only makes our com­mu­nity stronger,” Ash­ley said.

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