Women Celebrating Women
inspired: Abbey Dyer Amonette inspiration: Shawanna Kendrick
I met Shawanna Kendrick on a nonprofit committee about a year ago. That nonprofit has the goal of empowering and inspiring young women, and we had that mission in common. Almost immediately, Shawanna became an inspiration to me. I learned on that committee that Shawanna is a force. She is a PR specialist who has worked in various media capacities here in Chattanooga. Her assistance on the committee was impressive, but that was just the first thing I noticed about her. I learned that she works for the District Attorney’s office on various initiatives, including ones that keep young women from engaging in criminal activity. She also works with women reentering the community after incarceration.
The more I learn about Shawanna, the more I love about her. She has gone through Leadership Chattanooga, which is a real aspiration of mine. And she’s a female entrepreneur! Both of our small businesses are on a mission to help women, and she supported me earlier this year by speaking for an event that I organized called Women in Leadership-Impact Chattanooga. Shawanna is a true inspiration, and I am grateful to know her.