By Michael S. Maurer

ISBN-10: 0253353297

ISBN-13: 9780253353290

The 19 remarkable modern Hoosier girls profiled by way of Michael S. Maurer -- one for every celebrity within the Indiana country flag -- are leaders and pioneers who've excelled in quite a few objectives, together with legislations, enterprise, philanthropy, executive, medication, song, artwork, athletics, faith, and schooling. one of the inspiring existence tales are these of the 1st lady named leader pass judgement on of the united states District court docket in Indiana, the 1st to set up a Holocaust museum within the kingdom, and the 1st lady elected Indiana's lieutenant governor. Maurer additionally introduces foreign golfing and billiards champions, opera singers, a rabbi, the founders of Vera Bradley Designs and For naked toes, and others. a lot of those ladies led heart-pounding lives. All labored tough, and with zeal, to accomplish their desires. Indiana girls of each iteration will get pleasure from and take pleasure in their stories.

Sarah Evans BarkerMary BolkAngela M. BrownAlecia A. DeCoudreauxChristel DeHaanNancy Shepherd FitzgeraldEva Mozes KorJeanette LeeSylvia McNairPatricia R. MillerNancy NoëlMercy Okanemeh ObeimeJane Blaffer OwenOra Hirsch PescovitzErnestine RaclinSharon RivenbarkSandy Eisenberg SassoBecky SkillmanCarolyn Y. Woo

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RCI initially helped orchestrate trades between those buyers. The fledgling industry took off as developers began selling not just to one buyer, but to as many as fifty-two buyers, with each owning the unit one week or several weeks out of the year, guaranteeing them their own vacation hideaway. RCI didn’t own or develop the condos, but it played a critical role in the growth of the industry because purchasers viewed the exchange feature as a critical part of the buying decision. To make exchanges, time-share owners paid annual membership fees, plus a fee for each exchange.

SARAH EVANS BARKER . ★ sister Lora Stout, holds a doctorate in education and is assistant superintendent for curriculum and faculty development for a large school system outside Detroit. One brother, James M. , is a United Methodist minister in northern Indiana. Another, Joseph Evans, is a registered nurse at a hospital near Philadelphia. The baby of the family, Amy Stant, is married and resides in Indianapolis with her husband, John. Both are living with cerebral palsy, something Barker says makes her youngest sister a “very special person” who is an inspiration to others.

By the time the business was sold, it had annual revenue of $345 million. The 1996 sale to New Jersey–based HFS Inc. made DeHaan one of the richest women in America. The sale also was a bonanza for the company’s 4,300 employees. In addition to handing out large sums to her senior management team, DeHaan gave surprise checks to rank-and-file workers based on longevity in the company, not on position in the corporate hierarchy. Between the two groups, payments totaled $125 million. While the sale of RCI garnered headlines in business publications across the nation, what happened next was equally extraordinary.

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