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 Long
inspired: Shaina Ramsey | inspiration: Briana Garza-Wilson
I met Briana at an event for The House of Balance by Alexis White. It was a room full of women supporting women, and we just so happened to set up our yoga mats next to each other. We were able to chat throughout the event and found out we were both entrepreneurs and moms (aka mompreneurs). We immediately hit it off, and I knew I would leave with a new friend. Fast forward a little over a year, and I consider Briana one of my closest friends.
Briana is the co-founder of Chatt Taste and also serves on the board of my nonprofit, Cuts for Change. I am in constant awe of how she balances her successful business, serving the community, and being an amazing mom. It is so challenging to balance everything on your plate and do it well. She has taught me that it can be done, to never give up on my dreams, and to realize the importance of self-care so that I can always put my best foot forward.
It is so refreshing having a friend that understands the unique combination of running your own business, being a mom, and navigating the world as a woman of color. Briana inspires me with her work ethic, dedication to help others, and creativity.