IOWA

Lisa Bluder, the illustrious head coach of the University of Iowa women's basketball team, starts every practice by gathering her team in a circle at center court. Assistant coaches, support staff and players all join in. Corridor Business Journal 


Kaitlyn Reyerson is bringing the amenities of a dog grooming spa to the comfort of Cedar Valley homes with her new business, Lovely Pups Mobile Grooming Spa. Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

NATION

Glossier's and Rent the Runway's $1 billion valuations may be the tip of the valuable women-founded-company iceberg, with 2019 "tracking to becoming a historic year for female-founded unicorns," Natasha Mascarenhas writes. Crunchbase 

Actress Geena Davis, known for her roles in "A League of Their Own" and "Thelma and Louise," is one of four people who will receive honorary Academy Awards, for her work advancing gender equality in film and TV. Bizwomen.com