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Lift IOWA – Women In The News: 3-2-20



With its 19th annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day,” Collins Aerospace hopes to expand the number of female engineers entering the field in the next generation.

After more than 40 years of serving Siouxland children and families, Marian Burnett is retiring as executive director of Sioux City’s Crittenton Center in May 2020.

Attorney Jazmin Newton is attempting to bring change and a fresh perspective to the Scott County Board of Supervisors.

Erin Mitchell says her mission is to inspire young girls to careers in engineering. As an engineer herself, Mitchell said she knows her presence carries special weight, which is why she has dedicated much of her time and energy as serving as a mentor to girls.

Megan Merritt, an attorney at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll in Cedar Rapids, spends most of her workday negotiating. She says it’s a skill that’s less about innate ability and more about practice and preparation


Mathematician Katherine Johnson, an African American woman who broke barriers at NASA and was featured in the 2016 movie “Hidden Figures,” died last week. She was 101.

The U.S. women’s soccer team has set a price for the unequal pay and gender discrimination it claims players experienced: $66 million.

Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu on Monday set an NCAA record: the first player — men’s or women’s — to collect 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in a career.

Scotland will be the first nation in the world to make menstrual products entirely free to its citizens.

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