Queen Underwood: Queen of the Ring
Lightweight boxing champion Queen Underwood has
her sights set on gold at the London Olympics.
Dr. Bessie Young: An Advocate for Kidney
Local nephrologist has made it her mission to educate
the African American community about kidney disease.
Nurse in a Hard Hat Takes on Toxic Chemicals:
Karen Bowman leads the fight against chemicals
that are threatening our health.
Reconnecting: Marcia Tate
Marcia Tate Arunga and Cultural Reconnection have helped 75 local women
visit Kenya to explore their ties to Africa.
SAM’S Picasso Women:
Chiyo Ishikawa and Maryann Jordan
Working together to bring significant
art exhibits to Seattle.
A Force to be Reckoned
With: Kate Whoriskey
Her strong vision and sharp focus have earned Kate Whoriskey, Intiman’s
new artistic director, a reputation as one of the nation’s most
Montgomery & Her Big Idea
School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts’ founder
Jo Montgomery wanted to use gymnastics and circus arts to
get inactive kids moving. It’s working.
Kathy Fletcher and People for Puget Sound
These environmental advocates have battled for two decades to rescue
the Sound’s precarious ecosystem. The fight is far from over.
Dr. Jane Guiltinan
Bastyr University’s dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine
has forged important links between conventional and naturopathic health
Melody Biringer: Hey, Girlfriend!
Cheryl Murfin spends a day with Melody Biringer, founder of CRAVE and
lots of other start-up companies.
“Failure is Impossible”
Celebrate Women’s History Month by taking this quiz and learning
about women whose accomplishments have shaped our lives.
Nicole Urban, Ph.D.: Making
a Difference in Cancer Research
Fred Hutch researcher Nicole Urban, Ph.D., and her work on
biomarkers are gaining important ground in the race to find an
effective way to detect ovarian cancer before it turns deadly.
Eyes on the Prize
Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson and her colleagues are overseeing
significant changes in school assignment strategies and curriculum
with the goal of strengthening Seattle’s
Barbara Earl Thomas: “We
Artist and executive director of the Northwest African
American Museum helps turn a community’s dream into reality.
Cass Turnbull: Defender
of All Things Green
The founder of PlantAmnesty is on a crusade for kinder pruning and
and Seattle Dance Project
An Artist's Journey
Amy Denio: Collaboration, Convergence and Clouds
The founding member of Seattle’s all-female Tiptons Sax Quartet
creates art on the radical end of the jazz spectrum.
Pramila Jayapal: Guardian of Immigrant Rights
Pramila Jayapal’s mission has expanded from
hate free zones to protecting immigrant rights with the organization
Justice for All.
Ophelia and Christopher
De Serres: (Wo)men Speak Out
A Seattle couple’s nonprofit organization is dedicated to eradicating
rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
Steffanie Lorig: Creative
Art with Heart founder Steffanie Lorig has built
an organization that helps children in crisis.
Undaunted by the challenge, Kathleen O’Connor founded CodeBlue
Now! to build consensus on changing health care as we know it.
Pastor Patrinell Wright: To Aid and Assist
Meet the Total Experience Gospel Choir’s
inspirational founder and leader.
Sara de Luis: Flamenco
Heat in Seattle
Sara de Luis, Maestra de flamenco, spices
up the local dance scene.
Marnie Gustavson: A Friend
to Afghan Women and Children
Seattleite Marnie Gustavson has been working in Afghanistan to overhaul
Dr. Pepper's Prime
UW sex researcher Pepper Schwartz illustrates in her new book that
there’s more to love after 50.
Laura Love: An American
Folk-funk, Afro-Celtic, or Hip-Appalachian? Laura Love defies description.
Toby Saks: Making Sweet
Toby Saks sees the Seattle Chamber Music Society into its 26th season.
Paola Maranan: A Voice for
The executive director of the Children’s Alliance is an ardent,
vocal supporter of children’s rights.
Keeping Up with Mimi Gardner
The graceful force behind the transformation of the Seattle Art Museum.
Marilyn J. Smith: Taboo
Marilyn J. Smith advocates for deaf victims of sexual and domestic
Harriet Bullitt: A Natural
Harriet Bullitt has devoted a lifetime to preserving the Northwest’s
natural treasures and helping people enjoy them.
Mujeres of the Northwest
Latina women claim their place in Seattle society and help improve
Agnes Oswaha: A Voice for
the People of Darfur
Through a variety of efforts, Agnes Oswaha aids Sudanese women and
works to draw attention to the plight of Darfurians.
In helping young people find themselves, Arts Corps creator Lisa Fitzhugh
Gov. Christine Gregoire:
Gov. Christine Gregoire has long been a champion of women in public
office and women's causes.
Feel the Heat
Pitted against Republican Dave Reichert for the 8th district Congressional
seat, Darcy Burner shows she's not an underdog.
Poet, writer, teacher and activist Colleen McElroy will be greatly
missed when she retires from the University of Washington and The Seattle
Review this year.
Walsh: Dreaming Out Loud
The life of a test pilot is a constant high.
Meeting Sally Clark
Anna Haala: Leading
from the Heart
Anna Haala, Native American peace elder, has done much to further
Professional Jumproper and Paula Houston, Powerlifter: Champion Profiles
Living in Two Worlds: The
Asian Woman's Experience
It's possible to keep old traditions alive and find success in a Western
Up for It: Women Who
Dr. Caprice Hollins: Uncensored and Undaunted
Piece: The Voice of Change
Stacy Bannerman: Breaking
The Code: An Insider’s
Account of Speaking Out Against the War
Washington Women Fighting
to Protect Our Environment
Atieno Kombe: One Child
at a Time