Women Empowered

Resources for Women Business Professionals and Future Leaders, Exclusively for Bank of Tennessee Customers

Women Empowered (“WE”) is the region’s go-to resource for women business owners, professionals and the next generation of business leaders. WE is all about YOU.

Women Facts InfographicsResearch shows that women represent the fastest growing segment of the educated population, and women owned companies are making significant contributions to the economy as the fastest growing segment of small business.

However, despite the impressive growth, women in business continue to face challenges when it comes to access to finance, information, education, and networking.

“After seeing the research and speaking one-on-one with some of our women clients who were small business owners and leaders, we realized Bank of Tennessee has the knowledge and resources available to help them overcome these challenges,” said Jan Yates, Program Director of Women Empowered.

Women Empowered partners with women business owners, professionals and next-generation leaders by providing resources and networking opportunities to maximize their success.

Member Benefits

By participating in the Women Empowered Program, you will have the opportunity to build valuable relationships in the community, receive financial guidance from industry experts, and learn about business best practices.

Networking and educational events help you get connected to peers and learn from local female entrepreneurs and executives.

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Why Join?

Becoming a member of WE gives you exclusive access to advice and opportunities to help you succeed:

Educational Events and Networking Opportunities
At the core of the Women Empowered program are education and networking opportunities designed just for you.

Complimentary Business Consultation
Every member of Women Empowered receives a complimentary business consultation with a Bank of Tennessee expert.

This free consultation includes:

  • Cash flow analysis
  • Current account structure analysis
  • Evaluation of current account fees
  • Discussion of investment opportunities
  • Examination of current usage of financial technology

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Members-Only LinkedIn Group (coming soon)
Connect with peers, get a pulse on the latest business and professional news and expand your network by joining our LinkedIn group.

WE/connect Newsletter

A quarterly email newsletter packed with advice and best practices to help you better manage your business, your career or your future.  

Newsletter Archive:

WE/connect May – June 2014

WE/connect September – October 2014

Expert Advice and Best Practices
No matter how you connect with Women Empowered, you’ll receive expert advice and guidance from the region’s most successful business owners and professionals.

Become a WE member today to get the resources and networking opportunities you need now to build your business for the future.

Women Empowered Board of Advisors

We’ve assembled an advisory board of successful business women from around the region to guide the Women Empowered program.


Front row:
Jan Yates, Women Empowered Program Director, Bank of Tennessee;
Judy Derby, The Business Journal
Back row:
Jennifer Dixon, Tri-City Skin Care; Mary Ellen Miller, MarketingMel; Chandrea Shell, Milligan College; Jo Anne Paty, ETSU; Deanna Steinle: Lynn James, Bank of Tennessee; Helen Whitson, Bank of Tennessee

We measure our success by the success of our customers, With technology, everything in the financial industry has changed so much. Everything is faster and methods of communicating are different. The one thing that hasn’t changed is relationships. We see ourselves as our customers’ partner. So creating a special program with the goal of assisting women business owners and professionals to be successful makes good sense.”
–Jan Yates, Women Empowered Program Director

For more information on Women Empowered program, please contact Jan Yates at 866.378.9500.