Staff Picks: Influential women who have touched our lives 

March is Women’s History Month, and the Scribe staff is committed to honoring some of the selfless, advocative and determined women who have impacted who we are today. From women in our families such as our mothers and grandmothers to women who have been in a larger spotlight, the impact of women on our lives and culture is undeniable. 

Paul Czarnecki | Editor in Chief 

Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor! The two incredible journalists who led the efforts to expose Harvey Weinstein and his sexual harassment behind the scenes of Hollywood!  

Abby Aldinger | Managing Editor 

An influential woman in my life is my sister Olivia. She inspires me to put my activism and social beliefs into action, and do rather than just say. Another influential woman in my life is my mom, who spends her days working for and helping those who have been stripped of their humanity, giving them the time of day that many people refuse them. 

Ellie Myers | Associate Editor 

My mom helped found a school when I was 7. She’s been the principal there for the past 13 years, and she’s taught me how to take charge and show compassion at the same time. I’ve learned so much from watching her navigate her leadership role and I’m so proud of what she’s accomplished. 

Raven Sanchez | News Editor 

My mom and my grandma are the most influential women in my life who are closest to me, but there are so many amazing women that inspire me every day. Professors, musicians, artists, friends, performers, writers, politicians and advocates for women playing so many other roles in the world inspire me all the time. 

Luke Swift | Features Editor 

My personal female influence would have to be my mom. She is the strongest woman I know, having raised three kids while opting to foster 10 children, one at a time over a period of 12 years. She is selfless and kind, and she has taught me and my siblings to be the same way. 

A woman I don’t know personally would be Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She was the first woman on the Supreme Court back in the ‘80s and was a stoic leader on the Court until her retirement in 2006. She voted whichever way she felt most coincided with the law, moving beyond partisan politics. 

Kate Marlett | Copy Editor 

There are so many women who have influenced me from childhood all the way up until now, but I think the most influential woman in my life is my mom. She has seen challenges in her life but always stands her ground in who she is as a wife, mom and daughter of God. I am so thankful for all that she has taught me. Because of her influence in my life, I am inspired to show others kindness and to better myself every day. 

Olivia Nordyke | Reporter 

I could never name one; I could fill a novel with names of women who have had a tremendous impact on my life, and they all deserve appreciation. The art of Michaela Stark and words of Audre Lorde have influenced me a lot. 

Nick Smith | Reporter 

My grandma is the most influential woman in my life. She helped raise me when I was young and helped make me into the person I am today. 

Staff picks graphic by Neako Hallisey.