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Farhana Hibbert, regional director, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo

Farhana Hibbert entered the world tiny and hidden but between her birth in war-torn Pakistan, an immigration to Puerto Rico and a top spot at Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s office, Hibbert created a big life, filled a staggering resume and ...

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Meg Glasgow, president, Finer Frames

“It was a happy accident,” Meg Glasgow says of the trans-Atlantic relocation that landed her in an apprenticeship that eventually bloomed to a thriving business. The happy accident seems fitting for a young woman who left home at 17 and ...

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Jackie Flowers, general manager, Idaho Falls Power

Jackie Flowers is no stranger to breaking gender barriers. She broke one when she first began her stint at Idaho Falls Power as manager in July of 2006, becoming the first woman to do so in the 106 years since ...

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Karianne Fallow, CEO, United Dairymen of Idaho

Got milk? If so, you can thank Karianne Fallow, a two-time Women of the Year honoree. After serving as director of public affairs and business development for Red Sky Public Relations, in 2013 Fallow was recruited to become the CEO ...

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Jacquie Elcox, CEO and founder, Treasure Valley Hearing and Balance

Jacquie Elcox admits to some teenage rebellion. And she never really felt like she fit in. But for the English transplant, non-conformity and a willingness to live outside the box made perfect business sense and turned the immigrant into a ...

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Debbie Donovan, administrator of student programs, Boise School District

When Debbie Donovan moved from teaching to administration, it made her sad. “At first, it was a hard transition,” says Donovan, who became a principal after almost two decades of teaching in the Independent School District of Boise City. “Being ...

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Finia Dinh, computer science program manager, Idaho STEM Action Center

Finia Dinh may not be an engineer, but she’s responsible for helping develop a pipeline. That pipeline is the one that educates students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), one that is producing the skilled workforce that Idaho needs ...

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Vanessa Crossgrove Fry, assistant director, Idaho Policy Institute; assistant research professor, School of Public Service; doctoral candidate, Public Policy and Administration

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Vanessa Crossgrove Fry came to Idaho because she decided she’d rather work with people than with birds. After earning her undergraduate degree in biology from Wittenberg University, Crossgrove Fry began working in Cornell University’s renowned ornithology lab. “I thought that ...

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Laurie Bell, executive director of Mini Joys Inc.

Though she’s now retired after two decades of teaching physical education, Laurie Bell still spends a lot of time in schools. “I just get to take horses with me when I go inside now,” she says. As executive director of ...

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