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Women of Influence 2024, CBJ

Get to know 2024’s Women of Influence

This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Corridor Business Journal and its Women of Influence awards. Nearly 200 women have been honored throughout...
Samantha Rogers

Samantha Rogers: ‘A labor of love’

Samantha Rogers may not be an Iowa native, but the first time she saw the downtown skyline, she knew she had found her new...
Barbara Wilson

Barbara Wilson: A heart, and mind, for academia

Though she says she is only in her “junior year” of her term as president of the University of Iowa, Barbara Wilson will be...
Kristy Walker

Kristy Walker: Fighting food insecurity through advocacy

Kristy Walker spent her childhood on a farm and wants to retire on a farm. In the interim, her careers, passions, accomplishments and interests...
Christine Vorhies

Christine Vorhies: Conveying competence to manage change

The positive influence of Christine Vorhies reverberates not only in her professional life, but through her community involvement as well.  As head of operations at...
Tara Minetos

Tara Minetos: Cultivating community connections through volunteerism

As a Navy brat without a hometown, Tara Minetos always craved a true sense of community. Through her work as vice president and senior...
Jessica Horaney

Jessica Horaney: Inspiring the next generation of female engineers

Women represent 23 percent of new engineering graduates, a number Jessica Horaney is seeking to grow. “It’s an improvement,” Ms. Horaney said recently. “When I...
Kristie Fisher

Kristie Fisher: Following the winding path home

As a teenager, Kristie Fisher often joked with her friends that she would be president of the United States one day. Well, she is...
Mayuri Farlinger

Mayuri Farlinger: Inspiring others through passionate positivity

With more than 19 years of experience at Alliant Energy, it might seem that Mayuri Farlinger was destined for a career in the utility...
Caitlin Clark

Caitlin Clark: Just getting started

With countless records under her belt, a third shot at the NCAA March Madness championship title, and the WNBA on the horizon, Caitlin Clark...

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