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Jan M. Bennetts, prosecuting attorney, Ada County

When Jan M. Bennetts joined the Ada County prosecutor’s office in 1994 and began fighting for crime victims, she knew she’d found her life’s calling. “I never looked back from that moment forward,” she says. “I was all in.” More ...

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Carlyn Blake, executive director, Ūsful Glassworks Inc.

Carlyn Blake had a life-changing moment in 2009. Little did she know at the time, but that moment would lead to a renaissance in her life, and that renaissance would be sparked by empty glass bottles. And helping people. That ...

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Debbie Critchfield, board member and secretary, Idaho State Board of Education; communications officer, Cassia Schools

Debbie Critchfield, who was born with heart problems, is hailed as having a dedicated and heartfelt mission as a crusader and leader for Idaho K-20 education. “She clearly has a passion for education and has jumped in head first as ...

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IBR Woman of the Year race ends with a winner

At the end of a star-studded night, featuring 50 Idaho women leaders and their amazing stories, came a moment where if felt as if the room itself was holding its breath. Nora Carpenter, who was the 2016 Woman of the ...

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Women of the Year: Meet & Greet

On February 8, past and present Women of the Year honorees gathered at the Village Cinema’s Backstage Bistro at The Village at Meridian for a special Meet & Greet networking event. This year’s honorees will be recognized on March 9 at an ...

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