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Lift IOWA – Women In The News: 8-27-19



Rookie’s Custom Apparel in Osage has a new name and a new co-owner, who is launching her own clothing line. The silk-screen printing operation at 729 Main St. is now called Freedom Custom Apparel, and Reniah Mobley signed on as the co-owner of the business earlier this year.Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 

Kit Kirby found a way for her two passions, farming and cooking, to come together when Morning Glory Farms owner Donna Warhover asked her to help the farm start its own food truck. Cedar Rapids Gazette 

Sarah Hedlund is Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.’s marketing director — that’s her title — but her most important job is really much cooler. Des Moines Register

Rita Sealock, a longtime community and education activist in Council Bluffs, died Thursday at Risen Son Christian Village. She was 85. Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil 


Minnesotan Maddy Freking is a 12-year-old who is the only girl among the field of 16 teams playing in the 2019 Little League World Series since Mo’ne Davis made headlines in 2014. Freking is only the 19th girl to play in the Series in its 72-year history. Washington Post 

Two television ads, one featuring new dads bungling comically while looking after their babies and the other a woman sitting next to a pram, have become the first to be banned under new UK rules designed to reduce gender stereotyping. Guardian

A former Uber software engineer is suing the company, saying it fired her after she reported sexual harassment and discrimination. Mercury News

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