By Michael S. Maurer

The 19 remarkable modern Hoosier ladies profiled by way of Michael S. Maurer -- one for every famous person within the Indiana kingdom flag -- are leaders and pioneers who've excelled in quite a few ambitions, together with legislation, enterprise, philanthropy, govt, medication, track, paintings, athletics, faith, and schooling. one of the inspiring existence 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 foreign 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 demanding, and with zeal, to accomplish their desires. Indiana girls 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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When Nancy Gahl was diagnosed 32 ★. . SARAH EVANS BARKER . ★ with cancer in 1995, Barker arrived early at her doorstep to deliver a bouquet of lilacs from her home garden. 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.

DeHaan plans to remain CEO for the next several years. The Christel House in Venezuela started with older students than the other schools, and its first graduates are now attending universities or technical schools or doing apprenticeships. She wants to stay at the helm to see them land good jobs and become contributing members of society. At that point, DeHaan, who will be approaching 70, plans to continue as chairwoman but pass the CEO’s role to a successor. It’s a very personal crusade for DeHaan, who works with Christel House staff to build relationships with students and parents.

EVA MOZES KOR . ★ Address in 2004 as Kernan’s special guests. The CANDLES museum, newly rebuilt, reopened the following year as evidence of her indefatigable spirit. Kor is busy. In addition to her real estate career, she continues to speak publicly about her experiences and the lessons to be learned from them. Kor advises, “Never give up. You can survive anything. ” Her reach has been wide. Kor has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, and Larry King Live.

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