Women Celebrating Women
The word inspire is defined as the act of filling someone with the urge or ability to do something, and here in Chattanooga, we have no shortage of incredible women who motivate those around them day in and day out. Whether they intentionally set out to be a role model or random acts of kindness are simply in their DNA, these women are making the world a better place. Read on to learn more about the individuals who encourage others to be the best version of themselves told by those they inspired most.
Photography by Rich Smith
inspired: Brittany Fulmer Ennen | inspiration: Marie Webb
“Marie pours her knowledge into others with love and encouragement.”
“A flower does not compete with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”
I believe behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.
I had the pleasure of meeting Marie Webb for the first time a couple of years ago as we both served on the First Things First board. As a working mother, I was looking for my tribe and a mentor who was successful in her career while keeping a focus on family. After connecting over coffee for the first time, I quickly learned Marie is a guiding light and a true role model who listens intently and will always encourage me to pursue my goals. Marie is a giver – she pours her knowledge into others with love and encouragement. She inspires everyone around her to be more thoughtful, to be inclusive, and to be kind to themselves and others.
Marie, you are a gift to our community, and I am thankful to know you. Our busy schedules do not allow us to get together often, but when we do it is meaningful. Thank you for inspiring me to be the best wife, mother, professional, and community leader I can be.