By Michael S. Maurer
The 19 awesome modern Hoosier ladies profiled through Michael S. Maurer -- one for every superstar within the Indiana nation flag -- are leaders and pioneers who've excelled in a number of goals, together with legislations, enterprise, philanthropy, govt, medication, track, paintings, athletics, faith, and schooling. one of the inspiring lifestyles tales are these of the 1st girl named leader pass judgement on of the united states District court docket in Indiana, the 1st to set up a Holocaust museum within the kingdom, 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 ft, and others. a lot of those ladies led heart-pounding lives. All labored demanding, and with zeal, to accomplish their desires. Indiana ladies of each iteration will take pleasure in and take pleasure in 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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On being the first woman federal judge in Indiana, Barker reflects, “When young lawyers, especially women, share with me that they themselves want to be a judge someday and they ask me about the process of getting to be one, I tell them, ‘The only straight line is when you look back. There is a lot of luck involved and the stars have to align right. You have to prepare, of course, but in addition you have to have enough chutzpah to grab for the brass ring when it comes around. ’” The citizens of Indiana are fortunate that the stars have aligned for Sarah Evans Barker.
They launched it a year later. Jon had hit upon the idea for the company while doing a project for the American Resort Development Association. The resort industry needed a big boost. The nation was mired in recession, interest rates and inflation were in the stratosphere, and an OPEC-imposed embargo had caused oil prices to quadruple. The resort association had enjoyed success with an exchange program for recreational vehicle owners. Jon thought that applying the concept of exchange to resort condos would increase demand for the badly overbuilt industry.
After graduating from a Catholic academy in 1958 at age 16, DeHaan spent a year as a nanny in England, then returned home to begin exploring job options. S. Armed Forces. S. Army base in West Germany. There, she met the man who would become her first husband, Ralph Cobb, an Indianapolis native who was serving as a medic in the army. When his tour of duty ended in 1962, they settled in Indianapolis. Christel and Ralph had two sons, Keith and Tim. To help make ends meet when the children were young, Christel started her first business—an ironing and typing service—which she ran from their home.
19 Stars of Indiana: Exceptional Hoosier Women by Michael S. Maurer