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Women in Government

Tarryl Clark (1961-) Tarryl Clark became one of the new women in the Minnesota State Senate when she was elected District 15 Senator in December 2005. Based on her experience working with legislators as an advocate for working families and seniors, she quickly won the...

Women in Business

Grace McDowell (1896 – 1989) was a woman ahead of her time, helping to shape the development of St. Cloud during the 1960s with wit and wisdom. McDowall served two terms on the St. Cloud City council and was its president for four years. She was not motivated by one...

Women in Journalism

Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884) Jane Grey Swisshelm was a prominent national figure in the nineteenth century. Born in Pennsylvania in 1815, a daughter of Scotch-Irish Calvinists, Jane Grey Cannon was poor from birth. At age eight she taught lace making to the...

Women in Arts

Leslie Schumacher (1955-) Leslie Schumacher has positively influenced the St. Cloud arts community as Executive Director of the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB). Her skills as a tough negotiator and perceptive artist have turned CMAB “into a public service...

Women as Homemakers

Home Maker Anne Marrow Lindberg said, “By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacation-less class.” However, the achievements of women who choose not to work out of the home are remarkable....

Women and Diversity

Eva Kritzeck (1955-) Eva Kritzeck was born in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. Her father petitioned for permanent U.S. residency for Kritzeck when she was 12 years old. She received her greencard in 1967. While working for Brown Bovari Mexicana in Mexico, Kritzeck...