Today's Woman March 2020

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28 WOMEN (Why 28? Because we are 28 years old!)

By Brittani Dick, Holly Houston, Tonilyn Hornung, Madeleine Dee

WOMEN TO WATCH In honor of 100 years since women fought and received the right to vote, we are featuring local women who are improving our lives and breaking barriers right now.


KARLA JARVIS, is the self-proclaimed Twenty First Century Medicine Woman who started Jarvis Family Medical Services. She’s changing the healthcare game with added services and new treatments this year.

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As the visitor program manager for World Affairs Council, LAURA DUNCAN welcomes to Louisville delegations from all over the world — 120 countries from Albania to Zimbabwe. Laura wants us to develop our ability to see issues from multiple perspectives and to ask deep questions. The recipe for true diversity, she says, is a culture that treats foreign-born populations as the positive, innovative future of our community.

As a lobbyist and bipartisan strategic consultant, Louisville native JULIA BRIGHT CRIGLER works on behalf of her clients to influence and shape policies such as the passing of Kentucky Sen. Julie Raque Adams’ “Dignity Bill,” which sparked a national conversation about the treatment of incarcerated women.



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MAHOGANY MAYFIELD co-created Girls League of the West, an organization focused on the empowerment of young African American girls. In partnership with the Louisville Urban League, this program fosters black girl culture for middle school girls and gives young women a safe place to discuss the complexities of their identity.

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SARAH NUNEZ, assistant director of the UofL Cultural Center for Hispanic and Latinx Initiatives, knows the secret to lasting systemic change is to leverage the power of collaboration. She works to see people make room for Latino and black and queer people by incorporating this edict: Action, not words.