By Michael S. Maurer
The 19 remarkable modern Hoosier girls profiled through Michael S. Maurer -- one for every big name within the Indiana country flag -- are leaders and pioneers who've excelled in quite a few objectives, together with legislation, company, philanthropy, govt, medication, song, paintings, 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 court docket in Indiana, the 1st to set up a Holocaust museum within the country, and the 1st lady elected Indiana's lieutenant governor. Maurer additionally introduces overseas golfing and billiards champions, opera singers, a rabbi, the founders of Vera Bradley Designs and For naked toes, and others. lots of those ladies led heart-pounding lives. All labored challenging, and with zeal, to accomplish their goals. Indiana ladies of each new release will get pleasure from and relish 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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Her supervisor said, ‘No. ’” Some lower-level employees received enough to pay off their home mortgages or send children to college. “Astonishing checks were handed out,” one employee recalled. ” DeHaan said giving the money was not a difficult decision. “This was done in recognition of their devotion, and in recognition of my philosophy that when you have, you also share,” she said. DeHaan knew that she didn’t want to run someone else’s company. So after helping with the transition to new ownership, she walked away from the business she had helped build for more than two decades.
Out of horrific tragedy, a special friendship developed and still flourishes. In her more than twenty years on the federal bench, Barker has ruled on a number of high-profile cases involving complex legal issues. She mandated an end to overcrowding at the Marion County Jail, then levied fines when the sheriff’s department did not comply. She ordered the seizure of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple after church leaders failed to pay $6 million in federal taxes and refused to turn the property over to the government.
During his forty-year career there, he earned an MBA from Indiana University’s South Bend campus. Teachers weren’t required to be college graduates at the time, and Barker’s mother had finished just one year of higher education before moving. She kept at it, though, eventually earning a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College in Mishawaka—taking one class each semester for twenty years while also raising her family. She later completed a master’s degree. “My parents were strongly committed to education—their children’s and their own,” Barker says.