In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) as a state agency the commission has launched Writing Her Story: Inspirational Hoosier Women. Women in Indiana quietly do extraordinary things every day. Writing Her Story celebrates these accomplishments and sheds light on the resilience and strength of Hoosier women.
The series of articles will showcase the women who have helped move Indiana women forward and who inspire others to do great things in their own lives. The first two articles profile Senate Democrat Leader Vi Simpson and Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, the two authors of the 1996 legislation that established the Indiana Commission for Women.
The most important thing I do is making sure that young women have doors to walk through and that we open opportunity for the next generations of leaders in all realms of life. – Sen. Vi Simpson