Introducing 2018’s Women of Influence

The CBJ proudly introduces this year’s class of Women of Influence — 10 business and community leaders from around the Corridor who are making the region a better place to live and work.

Angie Charipar

Among those working behind the scenes to enable the dramatic progress Cedar Rapids has made in recent years, Angie Charipar’s name is one that always rises to the top.

Kim Bergen-Jackson

Today, Kim Bergen-Jackson leads Oaknoll Retirement Residence, one of Iowa’s most respected senior living communities. She’s known as an expert in adult care.

Jenny Schulz

Jenny Schulz knows the stereotypes about lawyers and she’s having none of it. When families going through divorce place their kids in the middle of an emotional warzone, she and her team of counselors can put an end to years of conflict.

Phoebe Trepp

Phoebe Trepp’s bulldog leadership at the Willis Dady Homeless Services can be summarized as “see something, say something, do something.”

Mary Ann Osborn

Of all of this year’s distinguished Women of Influence honorees, Mary Ann Osborn arguably has the biggest impact on the lives of average Iowans (and Wisconsinites and Illinoisans).

Lena Hill

Lena Hill is a rising star in the field of African-American literature, a leader in promoting diversity at the University of Iowa, and soon to become dean of the college at Washington and Lee University in Virginia.


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