Four Women Who Will Inspire You
Annie Cecil, Second Grade Teacher, Sarah Smith Elementary (26 years!)
Volunteers: Trinity Presbyterian and at Sarah Smith.
Motivator: My students on a daily basis.When new concepts are presented in fun and memorable ways, the children retain the information and push themselves to delve deeper into topics of interest. It is such a gift to be around energetic kids and supportive parents! I am fortunate to be surrounded by positive friends and my family who always encourage and support me.
Recharging: I love walking my 2 Boston Terriers (Otis and Sassy) on Path 400, playing pickle ball, taking a yoga class, or attending Master’s swim practice.
Favorite lunch: Pasta Da Pulcinella
The Style Maker
Sabrina Davis, Owner Range Boutique a.k.a. The Original Style Ranger
Giving back: We host an event every year for CURE for Childhood Cancer at Range Boutique because my nephew Nolan Goldklang had leukemia. He has been in remission for over 6 years.
Motivator? Talking with my family usually is my “go to” when I am trying to work through something. I also recently joined EO Network (Entrepreneurs Organization) and feel that my forum (small group of other entrepreuneurs) will be helpful when I’m having to make big business decisions.
Recharging: I run Chastain if I’m looking to recharge my brain from a long day.
Favorite lunch: Souper Jenny
The Gallery Owner
Susie Pryor, Pryor Fine Art on Miami Circle in Buckhead
Giving Back: I support several art organizations for the arts and have the pleasure of working with new artists from all around the world.
Motivator: My faith is my forever motivator.
Recharging: Long walks in nature or a round of golf on a warm sunny day.
Favorite lunch: Le Bilboquet, on the patio with my best friends.
The Health Crusader
Lisa Engle, OptiMOM Coaching and co-owner, Atlanta Natural Health Clinic
Giving back: I started a moms group at our church that has grown to over 200 women over the course of a decade, PTA officer, middle school chair Healthy Lifestyle Fair.
Motivator: I pause multiple times a day to connect to “wisdom within” and affirm my trust in timing, process, and progress. I believe our thoughts, words and actions all create impact and I accept responsibility for mine.
Recharging: I enjoy walks, notice the seasons, watch the changes taking place in our community, and connect with friends. Getting my adjustments, taking a morning at the spa, massages.
Favorite lunch: Lawrence’s
Lee Chadwick, author, chef and owner of The Metropolitan Club
Giving back:The Foster Care Support Foundation helps 500 kids/week. The Roswell Child Development Center helps poor working families get quality early ed.
Motivator: I yearn to be useful and try to use my time and resources wisely to be valuable.
Recharging: Meditation helps me find what I’m looking for. I love to cook and entertain. We live on a lake so feeling the sun on my face, looking out at the water is inspiring.
Favorite lunch: Antica Posta Restaurant reminds me of being in Italy and The Lobster Bar gives out-of-town guests a cosmopolitan taste of Atlanta.
The Elegance Trend Setter
Rawan Asad, owner, Elite Pour La Vie
Giving back: Senior Services of North Fulton, American Cancer Society, North Fulton High School Internship Program (TAG)
Motivator: My loving husband and three children. I also feel that It is my obligation to show women not to be intimidated by what they don’t know, enjoy life and make the best of it.
Recharging: I head in town to talk and share with other business owners.
Favorite lunch: The Nest Cafe
Nancy Shim, Founder and CEO of Sweet & Lashful
Giving back: I am working on building a team by summer to perform semi-permanent brow services on those who have lost them due to cancer treatments or alopecia. On Valentine’s Day, the team at Sweet & Lashful launched our very first nonprofit event where we performed free brow tints all day on those who came by to help support our cause.
Motivator: I love traveling, so nothing motivates me more than having a destination booked somewhere.
Recharging: I prefer to be surrounded by nature, but when in Atlanta, Exhale in Midtown is a great place to rejuvenate.
Favorite lunch: Cafe Sunflower!