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It's time to renew your membership!

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Welcome & Congratulations to the

2021-2023  NCBWL Board

  • Lynne Warne, President

  • Claudia Weber, President-Elect

  • Lisa O’Neill-Sullivan, Second Vice President, Programs 

  • Cora Newcomb, Communications Director

  • Deb Fay, Treasurer     

  • Janine Moore, Secretary

  • Cheryl Pryor, Spiritual Life Chair

  • Kim Hoover, Membership Chair

  • Lisa Link, Publicity/Outreach Chair

  • Faye Knochenmus, Hospitality Chair

  • Patricia Vance, Development/Pearls of Wisdom Co-Chair 

  • Veronica Moreland, Development/Pearls of Wisdom Co-Chair 

  • Cindy Zwickel, Parliamentarian

Many Thanks to the

2019-2021  NCBWL Board

  • Teri Hasenour Gordon, President

  • Lynne Warne, First Vice President, Special Events

  • Lisa O’Neill-Sullivan, Second Vice President, Programs 

  • Barbara Esteves-Moore, Communications & Marketing Chair

  • Sandra Szejner, Treasurer     

  • Patricia Vance, Recording Secretary

  • Donna Adams, Spiritual Life Chair

  • Kim Hoover, Membership Chair

  • Lisa Link, Publicity & Social Action Chair

  • Deb Fay, Development Chair

  • Deb Fay, Hospitality Chair

  • Shelley Heile, Business Networking Chair

  • Kathy Pohlid, Parliamentarian



NCBWL has raised

$21,000 for three scholarships

in 2020


Make a donation to the

NCBWL scholarship fund 

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, where women gather in September for a festive Luncheon, Fashion Show, and Auction.

Our mission is:
• To empower members and other women through the sharing of our resources;
• To stimulate interaction among Catholic women of all ages;
• To strengthen and encourage members and all women of all ages;
• To support through prayer, example and work, the improvement of life for women; and
• To promote and perpetuate Catholic education.



The Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League (NCBWL) is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2020. It is the oldest business organization in the Diocese of Nashville. The NCBWL began with a small group of Catholic women, primarily teachers and nurses, in 1950 and today has grown to include more than 100 active members who fund scholarships to all three Catholic high schools in the city.

 “As we enter our 70th year, it’s time to honor our organization’s rich heritage,” said Teri Gordon, president of the NCBWL. “We were formed by like-minded women and we continue to help Catholic businesswomen connect, network and grow both professionally and spiritually.”



Nashville offers a rich, vibrant Catholic community and NCBWL is in the midst of it. Our group provides networking, friendship, inspiration, and connections to other Catholic organizations in the area. We meet the third Wednesday of the month. (Check updates on location). We engage in regular community service projects. We plan special programs with featured speakers and provide other opportunities to gather as well. 

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