LOCAL WOMEN

Everybody Has It In Them

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Written by Andrea Debbink and illustrated by Emily Balsley, “Spark” emphasizes the importance of creativity as a skill that can be learned and developed, rather than a talent innate to some and not others.

Empowering Mothers and Saving Babies

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Today, local doulas, along with physicians, medical professionals and community advocates—many of whom are African-American women—are part of an emerging grassroots movement in Madison to turn the black infant mortality rate around.

Indigo Trails

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Stacey Bean built Indigo Trails, which offers mindfulness retreats, wellness nights, personal coaching and yoga (in a barn!).

Angels Loving Care

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After earning her master’s degree in health administration, Julie Nowak launched her own caregiving business, Angels Loving Care, in 2014, and has seen the enterprise grow like wildfire.

A Creative Ecosystem

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CODAworx has been around for only five years yet has gained recognition among artists all over the world and will likely expand to serve international clients next year, says founder and CEO Toni Sikes.

Axios Life Coaching

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Jara Rios founded Axios Life Coaching in 2016 and has expanded its offerings to include career-related and relationship-based coaching, as well as grief counseling.