In a year full of uncertainty, the natural abilities and characteristics of women leaders shine brightly on the public stage. Collaboration, creativity, emotional intelligence and engagement are at the forefront as they meet the challenges of the present with unwavering determination, realizing their collective strength, power and capabilities are limitless.
From business and government to public health and the arts, these women are making a positive difference in Greater Peoria—and using their influence to inspire the next generation. We are proud to introduce Peoria Magazine’s 2020 Women of Influence.
Peoria City/County Health Department
Working diligently to create a healthy, thriving and safe community
Peoria County State’s Attorney
Assisting victims, prosecuting offenders, and providing for the welfare of children
Mary Jo Papich
ArtsPartners /Jazz Education Network
Teaching and mentoring youth through the arts and promoting jazz around the world
Peoria County Clerk
Taking care of people and helping small businesses thrive and prosper
Dr. Sarah de Ramirez
Innovating across disciplines to create new tools and technologies to improve health