IOWA

Carrie Pontzius of Cedar Falls, vice president of programs at Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, was awarded the organization’s national "Rising Star" Award at Junior Achievement USA’s National Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo. Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

All vegan and raw food cafe Rawlicious is moving out of its location in Cedar Rapids. Owner Jessica LaFayette announced on Facebook she doesn’t have another location lined up, and she still is searching for a space. Cedar Rapids Gazette 

Wind Dancer, a new boutique in Davenport owned by Mhisho Vuong-Lynch, hopes to become a destination shopping experience by offering products for everyone and helping families affected by suicide and suicide survivors. Quad-City Times

Deborah L. Petersen, from Petersen Law PLLC in Council Bluffs, has been elected to serve on the Iowa State Bar Association board of governors beginning in June 2019. Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil


NATIONAL

Mahisha Dellinger said not getting a small-business loan for her natural hair care product line, Curls, was actually a blessing, even though discrimination probably played a role. Money

Last week, U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro said that, according to an analysis of 10 years of financial data, players on the U.S. women’s soccer team had actually earned more than their male counterparts. Washington Post

The roster of newly minted CEOs at America's largest companies for 2018 contains more executives named Jeffrey and Michael than it does women. Fortune 

Chelsea Clinton had a baby boy just a few weeks ago. Now she and her mom, Hillary Clinton, are giving birth to something else: A book dedicated to "gutsy women." HuffPost Women