Ashley to leave top job at CWLI
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.