Women’s History Month Spotlight

Hello, Residents of the 93rd District. As we conclude Women’s History Month, we are going to spotlight women from Illinois who continue to live out their legacy and leave their mark on our world.

From Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Bonnie Blair, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, to local individuals in the 93rd District, women from Illinois continue to make an impact in our local communities, our nation, and our world. Enjoy browsing the resources below to read about influential women from Illinois and how you can support female-owned businesses and local foundations:

Impact Central Illinois Foundation, created by Representative Weaver’s Mom, Laurie Weaver: http://www.impactcentralillinois.org/

Cultivate Illinois: Central Illinois Directory of Women-Owned Small Businesses: https://cultivate-illinois.com/centralilbusinessdirectory

Women-owned businesses in Peoria:https://www.peoria.org/blog/post/women-owned/

Women-owned small businesses in Illinois: https://www.enjoyillinois.com/…/how-to-celebrate…/

Headed to Chicago? Here are ideas for how to celebrate Women’s History Month all year long in the city: https://secretchicago.com/celebrate-womens-history-month…/

Influential women from Illinois: https://www.theintelligencer.com/…/Here-are-five…

Oprah Winfrey:https://www.britannica.com/biography/Oprah-Winfrey

Michele Obama:https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/first…/michelle-obama/

Bonnie Blair:https://usopm.org/bonnie-blair/

Jackie Joyner-Kersee:https://www.usatf.org/athlete-bios/jackie-joyner-kersee

-Dr. Kristen Strom