Now is a fascinating time to be a woman. Despite the hurdles — like the persistent $0.23 hourly gender wage gap and a record number of legislative attacks on reproductive rights in 2013 — women are more visible than ever, in no small part because of the information age. Change begins at home: We at EW believe that recognizing the women in our community is a vital part of battling gender discrimination.
Here are just some of the local women who have left their mark.
Hope Pressman continues her lifelong fight for the arts in Eugene (Read full profile)
Denise Thomas-Morrow brings exercise to the classroom (Read full profile)
Chandra LeGue builds relationships to protect the environment (Read full profile)
Geri Richmond steers national policy (Read full profile)
Raquel Hecht navigates the legal waters (Read full profile)
Laura Illig tackles the city budget, school bonds and politics (Read full profile)
Dr. Leigh Saint-Louis provides a personal and flexible practice to the community (Read full profile)
Patricia Cortez supports Latino youth and political violence survivors (Read full profile)
Kelsey Juliana and Olivia Chernaik step up (Read full profile)