The Nashville Catholic Business Women's League (NCBWL) is a non-profit organization open to all Catholic women in the Diocese of Nashville. In addition to supporting one another spiritually, we support our Catholic community by providing scholarships to girls attending the three Catholic high schools in Nashville. For many years, we have raised funds through our only major event Pearls of Wisdom.
To provide opportunities for Catholic women to engage in fellowship through stimulating programs and meaningful service.
To connect, support and encourage Catholic women to live their faith.
Our Operating Statements
We embrace all Catholic women in the Nashville Diocese
We promote women in business by featuring women leaders at many of our monthly meetings, highlighting members' businesses and backgrounds in our newsletter, and holding a special event for women to promote their business or nonprofit.
We support Catholic education through our annual fundraiser that supports the Aurelia Varallo Mariani Scholarship, which provides tuition assistance to one young woman for all four years at each of the local Catholic high schools.
Through social action efforts we advance our Catholic values and use our resources to improve the greater Nashville community.
Our meetings, programs and service stimulate interaction and networking among Catholic women, fostering stronger relationships.
Regular monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesdays of each month. Subscribe to receive meeting notices and monthly newsletters. You can also RSVP by visiting Upcoming Events & Registration.
How to join
Two ways to join: you can register online or download the membership form and mail to: PO Box 50994, Nashville TN 37205. Annual membership fee is $55. Membership form must include the registration fee.
Why join NCBWL?
Find out what our new members have to say!
"The positive energy, inviting warmth, and good humor that emanated from everyone at the meeting was incredibly welcoming! I felt a natural pull to be part of such a passionate, engaged and caring group."
- TRISH CRONIN
"So excited to be a new member of the NCBWL. What a welcoming group of women -- so nice to have the common thread of our Catholic faith, our business prowess and desire to serve as our foundation. Truly looking forward to getting to know everyone better and helping as I can."
- PATTI HINTON
"I truly have enjoyed meeting and getting to know some of the talented and illustrious women of NCBWL! I say ‘some’ because I have only been to two meetings so far but both experiences were absolutely wonderful - the ladies are so friendly and the speakers have been very engaging and compelling."
- MARIANNE AHLGREN