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.
Alishea Hixson, Inspired by Andrea Perry Lyons
It is a wonderful thing when a coworker becomes a friend and mentor, and I am grateful to have experienced this. Thirteen years ago, Andrea and I began working together. We shared laughter, stories, and difficult moments. Since we met, she has encouraged and challenged me to achieve my full potential. She embodies the saying, “empowered women empower women.”
After tackling a major work project together, we named ourselves the “A-Team.” Over the years, the A-Team has journeyed through life together. We have celebrated, we have grieved, and we have succeeded. Through it all, Andrea encourages me to be my best self.
Andrea inspires me by her willingness to take risks and continually learn, grow, and reach new heights. She approaches new opportunities with zeal and perseveres when things get difficult. Her ability to lead and always get the best out of her team is a quality that I strive to imitate. I am grateful for our friendship and the ability to journey through life alongside her. It is always a good time when the A-Team is together.