By Michael S. Maurer
The 19 amazing modern Hoosier ladies profiled via Michael S. Maurer -- one for every celebrity within the Indiana kingdom flag -- are leaders and pioneers who've excelled in a number of objectives, together with legislation, enterprise, philanthropy, executive, medication, tune, artwork, athletics, faith, and schooling. one of the inspiring existence tales are these of the 1st lady named leader pass judgement on of the united states District courtroom in Indiana, the 1st to set up a Holocaust museum within the country, and the 1st girl elected Indiana's lieutenant governor. Maurer additionally introduces foreign golfing and billiards champions, opera singers, a rabbi, the founders of Vera Bradley Designs and For naked ft, and others. lots of those ladies led heart-pounding lives. All labored demanding, and with zeal, to accomplish their desires. Indiana ladies of each iteration will get pleasure from and savour their stories.
Sarah Evans BarkerMary BolkAngela M. BrownAlecia A. DeCoudreauxChristel DeHaanNancy Shepherd FitzgeraldEva Mozes KorJeanette LeeSylvia McNairPatricia R. MillerNancy NoëlMercy Okanemeh ObeimeJane Blaffer OwenOra Hirsch PescovitzErnestine RaclinSharon RivenbarkSandy Eisenberg SassoBecky SkillmanCarolyn Y. Woo
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If attitude has a bearing, it is no wonder that she has beaten the odds. She defines her days simply. “Any day they are not sticking a needle in me is a great day,” McNair said. “Cancer is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. It is a perspective-giver like nothing else I have experienced. Cancer has taught me about who I am and what I want. It has taught me that I can find paradise in the midst of trauma; I just have to be willing to try. ” Before losing her hair to chemo, she cut fourteen inches of her brown hair and donated it to Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
If you really look at all the literature the company put out during the time that both parties were associated with RCI, they kept talking about it in terms of partnership, in terms of the founders, Christel and Jon DeHaan. It wasn’t just Jon DeHaan, ever. It seemed to me that both parties were equally necessary in what they did to get the company where it is,” Metz wrote. Christel valued the company at $135 million and sought to be a buyer or a seller at 50 percent of that value. Judge Metz ruled that Christel would be the acquirer—a decision that shocked Jon and his attorneys.
Miller hired her in 1972. She was far from a figurehead, prosecuting numerous cases over the next several years—everything from tax evasion to illegal drug trafficking. Barker enjoyed the excitement of trial work and proved to be “pretty good” at it, she says. When the Honorable James B. S. attorney— essentially his chief of staff and right-hand woman. The years Barker spent prosecuting cases for the government gave her valuable experiences from which she later would draw when appointed a federal judge.
19 Stars of Indiana: Exceptional Hoosier Women by Michael S. Maurer