50-50 in 2020 co-founder Maggie Tinsman appeared on WQAD in the Quad Cities to discuss the group’s mission to elect more women to office. WQAD 

If there was a theme to last week’s Gazette Business Awards presentation, it was pride in community, and the support that comes from it. Cedar Rapids Gazette 

A new Cedar Rapids business grew out of a young mother’s desire to save money on baby clothes. Cedar Rapids Gazette 

Deidre DeJear is Iowa's newest political star — even if she hasn't yet won an election. Westport News 

On Nov. 9, 2016, Cindy Axne, afflicted by pneumonia and concern for the country, stepped out of her West Des Moines house to go for a walk. Ten miles later, Axne came to a realization. Daily NorthwesternTIME also featured Axne last week.


#MeToo brought down 201 powerful men. Nearly half were replaced by women. New York Times

At Google offices around the world last week, employees walked out and took to the streets to protest what organizers are calling "a culture of complicity, dismissiveness and support for perpetrators" tied to sexual harassment and abuse. The Washington Post via the Cedar Rapids Gazette 

Think running a business is hard? Meet three women doing it while also running for