"I grew up in a family of politicians and there was hope that I would follow in the family footsteps."

"Your voice, opinion and experience are important and can often lead to breakthrough moments and ideas."

Longtime civic activist will join other honorees October 25 at the Nordic Museum.

"Too often, I find that gender equity programs focus purely on what women can do differently. I disagree, as I think women are fine just as they are."

"When it comes to gender equity, awareness is important, but it’s not enough."

"Seize opportunities that are presented to you, even if it seems a little scary."

The former CEO of Ethan Stowell Restaurants is taking on a new challenge in the food arena

"I'm a big believer in not waiting for tomorrow."

"If you’re frustrated at work, quit complaining and learn how to advocate for yourself."