International Women’s Day 2019: Women in the Northeast

Elizabeth Orosco

Northeast News

Today is International Women’s Day and we are highlighting several amazing women in our Northeast community.  The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is: ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.’





Alice Nelm

Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist for Mattie Rhodes Center



Bobbi Baker-Hughes

C.E.O and President of Northeast Chamber of Commerce and CID Manager




Elvira Arizmendi:

Owner and Operator of Elvira’s Cakes





Rosa Doan:

Hoang Long Travel Company and Bella Romance Salon Business Owner



Amanda Barnhart

Branch Manager at the Northeast branch of the KC Public Library


Cynthia Herrington

Freelance Art Director/Owner of Byers Mansion on Independence Avenue




Christine Adams

Long-time resident of the Northeast,  she currently lives in Scarritt Renaissance neighborhood since 1992.

Partner at The Northeast News and regularly advises on editorial advertising content.

Purity Kinyua

Native of Kenya, and proud member of the Mau Mau tribe. March 2019 graduate of the ReDiscover Women’s Program for rehabilitation.

Current Position: Independence Avenue Ambassador with the Independence Avenue CID

Dulce Ortuno Medrano

Owner of El Bazar de Dulce on Independence Avenue

Ingrid Burnette

Missouri State Representative for District 19. Ingrid currently lives in the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood in the Northeast.


Veronica Schoffner Scott (“Ronie”)

Pastry Icing Specialist at Boulevard Bakery





Vicky Pjecha

Head Roaster at Eleos Coffee




Monica Margo

Crossing Guard at James Elementary School




Johanna Pounds

Editorial Assistant at the Northeast News



Jamie Todd,  Jennelle James

General Managers of Snyders Supermarket



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