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A monthly spotlight of interesting women achieving interesting things in the Knoxville community.

  • Amy Dilworth: Knoxville's Domestic Violence Advocate Published 10/16/2013 at 10:24 a.m. 0 comments

    “I am compelled by the positive stories I see of amazing women who have been through things that I could not even imagine... The abuser has little to no importance in their world now, and they find ways to empower ...

  • Liza Zenni: Knoxville’s Art Advocate Published 9/11/2013 at 10:05 a.m. 0 comments

    Liza Zenni is always looking forward. In her work as the executive director of the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, that’s been a good thing.

  • Lynn Klimas Petr: Knoxville's Therapeutic Riding Expert Published 8/7/2013 at 10:54 a.m. 0 comments

    East Tennessee native Lynn Klimas Petr, 56, has that intangible quality most horsewomen have.

  • Aimée Classen, Knoxville’s Ecologist Published 5/8/2013 at 11:19 a.m. 0 comments

    Aimée Classen seems most animated when talking about her work—both as an associate professor of ecosystems ecology at the University of Tennessee and as an associate editor-in-chief of the academic journal Ecological Monographs—and about the opportunities East Tennessee offers for ...

  • Ashlyn Kittrell: Knoxville's Fashion Blogger Published 4/10/2013 at 11:01 a.m. 0 comments

    Ashlyn Kittrell didn’t grow up paging through Vogue or Vanity Fair. The Oak Ridge native, 20, and Maryville College sophomore came to fashion a lot like other millennial women: through the mall.

  • Diane Richards: Knoxville's Canine Coach Published 3/13/2013 at 11:02 a.m. 0 comments

    Diane Richards, 65, wasn’t always a dog-training guru, though you’d never be able to tell by looking at her.

  • Jinka McLaurin: Knoxville’s Knitter of Third Places Published 2/13/2013 at 11:37 a.m. 0 comments

    Jinka McLaurin, 59, looks right at home in her Bearden yarn shop Loopville. The walls are covered in looped and twisted rings of yarn in every color and shade of the rainbow, and McLaurin is wearing a lime green sweater. ...

  • Karen Tindal: Knoxville’s Coach Published 1/9/2013 at 12:31 p.m. 0 comments

    Karen Tindal recently changed jobs to become the executive director of Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville, a chapter of the national nonprofit, which started in Charlotte, N.C., in the 1990s. The program’s mission is to show girls that ...

  • Holly Briggs: Knoxville’s Artistic Educator Published 10/31/2012 at 11:34 a.m. 0 comments

    At Mooreland Heights Elementary, Holly Briggs teaches art to kindergarteners, all the way up to fifth-graders in an arts-integrated setting—art, music, and drama are incorporated into what the kids learn in math, science, social studies, and language arts.

  • Laura Still: Knoxville’s Story Teller Published 10/3/2012 at 4:17 p.m. 0 comments

    Since Laura Still moved to Knoxville at age 20, she’s been busy. She’s worked as a dental hygienist (and still temps on occasion), a retail store employee, a volunteer Sunday school teacher, a stage manager for Shakespeare on the Square, ...

  • Sara Baker: Knoxville’s Free Spirit Published 9/5/2012 at 9:41 a.m. 0 comments

    Almost two years ago, Sara Baker became the director of women’s advocacy and written communications at the YWCA of Knoxville. That new position includes working on projects like helping craft legislation and partnering with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to ...

  • Susanna Sutherland: Knoxville’s Green Thumb Published 8/8/2012 at 4:51 p.m. 0 comments

    Susanna Sutherland’s smile is as bright as her polished wooden desk is shiny. She says she’s shy, but the city’s sustainability program manager has a strong presence that easily fills her office.

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