Though May is traditionally a time to celebrate mothers, at West Knoxville Lifestyle, we want to take this opportunity to recognize the strong women in our community. From activists, entrepreneurs and CEOs to philanthropists, mentors and, yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month’s feature article, you’ll meet some of them and learn about the impact they have. You may even catch a few of them around town!

Since May also brings the start of spring and, often, warmer weather, you’ll also find the perfect place to take a girl’s getaway. Round up the women who make life fun and hit the road— or not—as you don’t necessarily have to leave town to enjoy a getaway. Our guide will help you plan the perfect walkable staycation and make sure you have fun—and plenty of things to do—just moments away in downtown Knoxville.

We’ll also bring you inside a local inspired office space designed with a vision and share some favorite items from a local duo.

So, when we’re celebrating the mothers in our lives, we’ll also raise a glass to the strong and influential women who have guided our journey to where we are today.

Will you join us?

Happy Mother’s Day and happy May.

P.S. Don’t worry gents; you’ll get your chance—stay tuned.