This magazine is dedicated to the women who make our community special. The women on these pages give back, support others and are fearless in their leadership.
We asked our selection committee, “What makes a woman outstanding?
“An outstanding woman works hard, loves hard and gives back as much as they can.” – Jessika Buell
“Knowing when to be assertive, while having a sense of compassion makes a woman outstanding.” – Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk
“In today’s culture, it is really easy to feel like you don’t measure up. I think that it is important as women, that no matter what your beliefs or strengths are, we make each other feel better.” – Sharon Craig
“Most women have the ability to be a leader if they find that thing that makes them different and they shine on others, and encourage each other to be the best version of themselves.” – Krii Black
“In my culture, women have always been the center of activities. The women are the backbones of any tribal or non-tribal entity, and women should be recognized for that.” – Pearl Casias
“It is a combination of inner strength, kindness and courage.” – Lynn Urban
“There are a lot of things that make a woman outstanding. An outstanding woman is compassionate, inclusive and caring. I think it is her ability to reach out, listen to others and work with others in ways that are productive.” – Karen Sheek
“I think of women who are committed and dedicated, and I think their resilience makes them outstanding.” – Kelly DiGiacomo