Inspired: Cydney Parkes & Sabie Crowder

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 Emily Pérez Long


inspired: Cydney Parkes

inspiration: Sabie Crowder


“There are three types of people in the world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.” – Jayson Gaignard

Sabie Crowder makes things happen. She’s a woman I am proud to have in my life. Her encouraging words and sound mind make her the ideal leader. Sabie is the woman behind the scenes helping everything to run smoothly. She is a reliable and loyal friend.

I first met Sabie through a mutual friend, and we bonded over our passion to grow in our work. In 2018, I decided to become a full-time entrepreneur. I knew the trajectory of this journey was going to call for an outstanding amount of faith, but I could never have anticipated that it would bless me with the valuable relationships I have today. Sabie has continued to help me remain grounded and reach my goals. She is a woman I lean on, a loyal friend, and one of my biggest cheerleaders. I am beyond grateful for her continued support as I work to grow my company.


“Sabie is a woman I lean on, a loyal friend, and one of my biggest cheerleaders.”

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