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July 1, 2024
Sarah Knabel has never been one to turn down a good cup of coffee. As an Iowa State University student, she fell in love with the atmosphere of the campus coffee house that provided respite from her busy class schedule as a marketing and public relations major. That enthusiasm followed the Dubuque native when she...
Holiday get-togethers tend to draw lots of people, especially when they’re held outside. That’s why at a July 4 cookout you’ll often find multiple side dishes alongside the burgers, hot dogs and barbecued chicken on the hosts’ picnic table. Whether you’re preparing them yourself or a guest is the contributor, salads and other cold sides...
Age: 38. Business & location: The Story Space (formerly Fig Leaf), Dubuque. Founded: 2024. Female you look up to: My mama and my sister. My mom is now retired, but she was a trailblazer in her prime — a true pioneer for making the way for young entrepreneurship. She saw her vision and jumped. My...
Whether you’re day tripping with family, taking a week-long vacation with gal pals, or doing a cross-country solo drive, summer road trips of all kinds can be long and exhausting. The good news? There are plenty of ways to improve the experience. Here are a few: Great snacks Road trip snacks are non-negotiable. They make...
Age: 51. Business & location: Gordon’s Tuxedos and Suits, Dubuque. Founded: 1952. Female you look up to: Bethany Frankel. What inspired you to launch your business: The business was presented to me by the former owner (Dina Kempthorne) in February 2021, and I saw the opportunity to continue with this longstanding Dubuque business. Biggest thing...
Age: 53. Business & location: Wicked Dame Wine & Bar, Dubuque. Founded: 2018. Female you look up to: Any woman that breaks from the expected norm, whether famous or the hard-working mom next door. We are all “Wicked Dames.” What inspired you to launch your business: The desire to have a female friendly establishment, where...
Whether you’re a novice jogger embarking on a couch-to-5K program or a marathoner serious about racking up finishers’ medals, it’s critical you take great care of your feet. “Running is an amazing form of cardiovascular exercise, but because it’s a high-impact sport that involves repeated trauma to the feet, everyone from long-distance runners to casual...
As peak summer approaches in Sicily, Anna Fiannaca prefers the peppers, eggplants and zucchini her brothers grow over the packaged food in the supermarket. The 89-year-old cooks everything from scratch and eats mostly vegetarian. But she attributes much of her continued good health to adjusting her diet to what is most available throughout the year....
Age: 39. Business & location: Soul Revolution Yoga + Cycling, Dubuque. Founded: 2018. Female you look up to: Maureen Mondanaro, my original yoga teacher and trainer. What inspired you to launch your business: I found yoga while in college a few years after my dad passed away. I was a little lost, unsure and unconnected...
Age: 43. Business & location: City Girl Farming + Prepared Meals, Dubuque; and Sinsinawa, Wis. Founded: 2019. Female you look up to: I look up to my late grandmother, who was fearless, funny and spirited in the most magical way. What inspired you to launch your business: Ultimately, the more I learned about our food...
Fresh, clean and eco-friendly. There are numerous ways to create an environment that is chemical free while also providing cleanliness and freshness. Eco-friendly ways to infuse scents in your space Consider herbs. From sage to lavender, these herbs can provide a fragrant and appealing scent. Incorporate oils. Pure essential oils are the most powerful. Add...
It’s July, and we’re halfway through 2024. This month, Her magazine features young women entrepreneurs. Ironically, July happens to be my three-year anniversary (36 articles) of writing specifically for Her in roughly 25,000 words. This blows my mind. I suppose, as a self-proclaimed entrepreneur, we do what it takes to relay our message and share...
Age: 34. Business & location: The Midwest Girl, Dubuque. Founded: 2015. Female you look up to: My sister and Sara Blakely. What inspired you to launch your business: My sister and our bond is what inspired the launch of The Midwest Girl. Being born and raised in Wisconsin, our love and deep appreciation for our...
Coming in hot and blunt this month, women weren’t just put on this earth to have babies — certainly not in this political and economic climate, where men are policing our bodies and formula cost $50 per can. Rent is high. Everything is high. So who can afford another mouth to feed? Another body to...
Age: 39. Business & location: Centrally Rooted, Dubuque. Founded: 2021. Female you look up to: Pema Chodron, Dr. Becky and Brandi Carlile. What inspired you to launch your business: Witnessing how our lack of self-acceptance and love can lead to severe brain health issues. I’m inspired to use the creative mind as a tool to...
Age: 36. Business & location: The Health Spa by Vive + Select Balance Supplements + The Healthy Practitioner Podcast, Peosta and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founded: 2016. Female you look up to: Dr. Nasha Winters (author of “Metabolic Approach to Cancer”) is someone I have loved having as a mentor and friend. She is making big...

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