Vol 8 Issue 1
The Young Woman's Mission (YWM) - Nearly New Shop
By: Cathy T
In 1898, Fanny Winger, after miraculously recovering from a serious illness, felt a strong need to show her gratitude through service to those in need in the Springfield community. This became her mission in life. Thus, she and her friends started a new and unique organization that became known as The Young Woman’s Mission...read more
Equality In Leadership: Women in Clark County
By: Peg S.
When I was young, in the mid-50s, equality for me meant that my brothers had to help with dishes, cleaning, and other “so-called” women’s work. I didn’t realize that my mother was ahead of her time. With three sons and one daughter, she determined we would be equally treated and ignored my brothers’ whining. With a great amount of energy and humor, my mother demonstrated that equality belief to me her whole life. The example she set, and the encouragement of both my parents, helped me become the first member of my extended family to graduate from college. Today, I have three sons of my own and their wives and girlfriends benefit from the belief that women and men can be equally responsible and equally qualified, with plenty of effort, for whatever options they choose. That is a notion that not everyone believes. However, there are plenty of women who believe and act and succeed, with hard work and talent, in careers formerly reserved for men. Clark County has good representation of women leaders, especially in law enforcement and mental health services, in jobs often dominated by men...read more