Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Member Services

Cobb Executive Women

Cobb Executive Women is dedicated to cultivating mutually beneficial and supportive professional relationships among executive women in Cobb County. This is accomplished by providing diverse opportunities for educating, inspiring, and empowering women leaders to achieve their full potential. Activities include luncheons, seminars and speakers. CEW also sponsors the Woman of Distinction Award, given annually to an individual who has supported the growth and advancement of women in business.

Cobb Executive WomenMonthly luncheons highlight the key roles Cobb's women leaders play in the economy and community. In addition, the program explores how women-owned and managed businesses continue to thrive in the pro-business environment fostered by the Cobb Chamber.

CEW is always looking for new members who are at the executive level with their companies, have a strong record of community involvement, are members of the Chamber and are responsible for decision making and managing staff. Most CEW events are members only, and there is an application process. Dues for CEW are $125 per year, with a one-time $25 new member fee.

Potential members are invited to attend no more than two meetings.

Cobb Chamber Chairman's Club members can receive complimentary dues for one year, upon acceptance, for new CEW members only. This discount does not cover luncheon costs.

View upcoming CEW events >>


Yearlong Presenting Sponsor:



2019 Cobb Executive Women Steering Committee

2019 Chairwoman
Carla Jackson
Cobb County Tax Commissioner,
Co. Tax Commissions Office
Cobb County Government
(770) 528-8600
2018 Past Chairwoman
Kelly Wilson
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones Investments
(678) 574-8620

Cheryl Barre
Image360 Kennesaw

Yvonne Byars
Senior Director, Volunteer Services
MUST Ministries
(513) 519-7892

Heather Corbin
Senior Solutions Specialist
Unified Technology Systems
(678) 570-8913

Nicole Gamble
Croy Engineering
(770) 971-5407

Secret Holland
Director of Human Resources
& Community Affairs
Gas South
(770) 763-4768

Christal McNair
Studio Bungee
(770) 693-2630

Leslie O’Neal
O’Dell & O’Neal Attorneys
(770) 405-0164

Esther Prieto

Director, Human Resources Operations
Cobb EMC

Patti Schoettler

Independent Agent
(404) 680-1347

Chamber Staff Coordinator

Rebecca Chadwick
Events Coordinator
Cobb Chamber
(770) 859-2368



Woman of Distinction Award

The Woman of Distinction Award is given annually by Cobb Executive Women at the Cobb Chamber’s First Monday Breakfast in June to recognize a woman who has demonstrated exceptional leadership through her professional endeavors, community involvement, ethical sensitivity and social responsibility thereby supporting and advancing their community and respective fields.

For more information, contact Rebecca Chadwick at 770-859-2368 or


CEW Partners with Women's Leadership Center

Cobb Executive Women has announced a partnership with the Coles College of Business Women's Leadership Center at Kennesaw State University. As part of this partnership, Cobb Executive Women will gain access to all Women's Leadership Center programming and events, which support professional development, growth and advancement through research, education in leadership, best practices and networking. It will also provide exposure to relevant higher degree programs and participation in and access to applied research.

Participating CEW members will have access to regular programming, such as quarterly speakers, panels and networking events. This includes the opportunity to participate in the Women Leading Information Technology group's monthly programs currently offered only to WLC members. CEW members will have the opportunity to participate in the WLC's two premier annual events at a deeply discounted rate. For $75, each CEW member may choose to attend one of two signature events and one quarterly Executive Roundtable meeting.

Read more about the partnership here.

To participate in this program, please email Rebecca Chadwick at