Joanna McQuide

Fitness & Wellness Leader

“We learn from each other, so give of yourself and your talents as well as being open to learning from others.”

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Carmelita Tiu

Attorney, Professor & Lover of the Arts

“First and foremost, I want to be a good role model for my daughters.”

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Katie Melin

Teacher & Roller Derby Player

“I am really proud that at 30 years old I picked up a full contact sport. It was really scary at first, but I figured, if the girls out there can do it, why can’t I? “

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Deb Paschke

Executive Director of Hometown Heroes

“I do have a philosophy that a person should just try everything in life. It can become valuable experience, and you never know where it will lead.”

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Laura Langemo


“I want people to know it’s okay to try something new and even fail at first. You have to be able to laugh at yourself and not live in fear of what can go wrong.”

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Katrina Cravy

On-Air Personality & Reporter

“I was never called ‘princess’ and, if someone had called me princess, I’m pretty sure I would have said something to immediately bounce me out of the sweet girl category.”

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Trenni Kusnierek

Sports Anchor

“Somehow the message was, if you are a girl and you have standards, expectations and demands then you are not easy to get along with. I work really hard to make sure my niece (she’s 5) knows this is not true.”

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Beth Cimler


“This journey has required me to listen to my gut instinct like never before and to find strength and stamina that I never knew I had.”

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Amy Lindner

Lawyer & Non-Profit Executive

“I know in my bones that whatever success I’ve had was made possible because so many people invested in me. I find it both a responsibility and a privilege to try to do the same for others.”

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