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'Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful,' Monica Meyer said....

Through decades of volunteer work, a career in the not-for-profit world and into retirement, Kathy Lamb has served as a guidepost to other women in the community....

Nina Swan-Kohler is a 'food person through and through.'...

Sometimes, the best team-building exercise can mean taking your team out of the office and putting them in a kitchen. ...

Kathy Good's work as the volunteer director of Family Caregivers Center of Mercy is informed by her own journey as a family caretaker....

With the holidays right around the corner, many individuals and companies in the Corridor want to give back to the community, but may struggle with how to start. This month, we tal...

'Iowans give back all the time, they just don't call it that,' said Sue Driscoll, senior manager of volunteer engagement at United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI). ...

DeAnn Fitzgerald has been bringing better vision to others for more than 35 years....

'The contractors call me 'Lady Brucemore,'' said Sarah Aly, historic structures manager at Brucemore. ...

Branching out into new territory can be intimidating, especially when you work at a 133-year-old landmark. This month, we talked to Tara Richards, director of community engagement ...

HER Magazine recognized these Women of Achievement at a luncheon in June for their contributions to the community. Nominations for 2020 can be made at thegazette.com/HERnominations...

Pushing for equal representation

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds made history in 2018 as the state's first elected female governor. Her victory came on the same night Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer were elected to represen...

Quieting that negative inner voice

Thursday, September 26, 2019

While scores of American businesswomen were embracing Sheryl Sandberg and her 'lean in' philosophy about being heard in the workplace, Courtney Smock was following another leader -...

Break through your upper limits

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Why are some people more successful than others? Is it their skills, education, genetics, good looks, hard work, luck or one of a thousand other reasons? Nope....

Lori Schaefer-Weaton sits in her office and reflects on the road that brought her to this spot....

Lori Schaefer-Weaton is CEO of one of the top employers in Fairfield, active in statewide campaigns to promote jobs in manufacturing, a community leader in her hometown of Fairfiel...

Nicole Gerdin knows how important having a wig can be when going through cancer treatment....

As community inclusion manager at Veridian Credit Union in Waterloo, Angela Weekley and her team work with departments across the company to build relationships and ensure underser...

For the past four decades, Professional Women's Network - PWN - has been helping empower professional women in Eastern Iowa....

Michelle Niermann might be new to the position of president and chief executive officer at UnityPoint Health-Cedar Rapids. But she has worked for the organization for the past 25 y...

HER Reading List: By, for and about women

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Boston Girlby Anita Diamant...

One of the many amazing gifts my job as a professional organizer gives me is the serendipitous nature of each day. While a client and I will...

Melissa Reed helps people. As the administrator/chief operating officer at Solon Retirement Village, that seems obvious by her title....

Seventeen years ago, House of Hope was founded in Cedar Rapids as a transitional housing facility for women in crisis. Realizing the women being served needed support and education...

Setting boundaries with co-workers can be tricky when your natural inclination may be to avoid ruffling any feathers. This month, we talked to Courtney Misener, director of program...

'Even if you aren't great at something, it doesn't mean it's not worth doing,' said Gina Hausknecht, professor of English and associate dean of student academics at Coe College in ...

As students head back to school, it's a great time to think about how we all learn throughout our lives. This month, we talked to Gina Hausknecht, professor of English and associat...