The Premier Leadership Organization for Women’s Professional Advancement in Middle Tennessee


Who We Are

RUTHERFORD Cable is a local organization formed in 2009 to help women widen their professional and personal circles and connect with greater business opportunities. And, Rutherford County women have responded; we have over 250 members, and we’re still growing strong!

Rutherford Cable seeks to encourage, enlighten and empower our members and all women in our community through programs and events that offer expert advice, networking opportunities, connection and collaboration.  Click here to view upcoming events. Click here to view upcoming events.

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April Monthly Spotlight Member

Laurel Paradise

Laurel, a Murfreesboro native, has worked at Ascend Federal Credit Union for more than 20 years. She is Branch Manager of the Memorial Boulevard location of Ascend. In her time at the credit union, she has been able to establish relationships with her members, helping them through all life stages. She is passionate about meeting people where they are financially and helping them progress to the next level. Whether that be talking to someone just starting their financial journey or assisting someone who has their finances in order and just wants to maximize their investments, she loves helping people. Laurel aspires to make everyone feel they are important, no matter their financial situation.

Laurel is a new member of Cable and is looking forward to meeting and learning from strong women in her community.

Laurel lives in Murfreesboro with her husband. She has two daughters,(Isabelle, 19 and Brianna, 17) . She volunteers with the kids’ choir at her church and attends many local theatrical productions.

News & Events

RUTHERFORD Cable Membership Scholarship

RUTHERFORD Cable has introduced a one-year basic membership stipend program to assist prospective members with their Cable Membership dues and associated costs.

These are two separate scholarship categories:

  • A nonprofit organization within Rutherford County that is not currently a member.
  • Women in populations currently underrepresented in RUTHERFORD Cable (industry, work status, race, ethnicity, etc.), sponsored by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and Redstone Federal Credit Union.

The impetus of this scholarship program is to encourage prospective members to gain benefits from being associated with RUTHERFORD Cable through assistance with the cost of membership through this award.

To be considered for the scholarship:

● Applicant must live or work in Rutherford County
● Priority will be given to an individual who is not currently a member of RUTHERFORD Cable
● Participation in RUTHERFORD Cable will be measured by engagement and attendance. Therefore, applicant agrees to attend a minimum 75% of Breakfast Meetings and to participate on at least one committee/initiative of RUTHERFORD Cable
● Applications are reviewed by the RUTHERFORD Cable Nominating Committee. Recommendations for approval are submitted to the RUTHERFORD Cable Board of Directors. Application deadline is December 1st; recipient will be notified by December 14th. Membership will begin January 1, 2023.

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Cable is a unique and diverse group of business and civic-minded professionals of all ages, ethnicities and religions who are driven by the same common desire: to help women achieve remarkable professional and personal growth.