|Vol. 13 No. 5
MARCH 5, 2018
by Jonathan Gramling
by Jamala Rogers
by Heidi M. Pascual
Women of Color Non-Profit
CEOs talk about their experiences
|10th Annual UW-Madison
Outstanding Women of Color
Trailblazers and Achievers,
By Jonathan Gramling
Women's History and DACA
I must admit that it was a little difficult getting this issue of The Capital City Hues out although in my very biased
opinion, it is a great one. This marks the close of 12 full years of publishing The Capital City Hues. That’s 312
issues, one issue every two weeks without fail. That’s also over 6,000 pages, enough content to publish a few
copies of Dostoyevsky’s War and Peace. Hidden in those pages are a lot of pearls of wisdom spoken by our many
interviewees and columnists. I might have even snuck in a few myself.
It’s sometimes hard putting this edition out each March because it closes another chapter on the life of the paper.
And we lost two of our columnists during our 12th year, Paul Kusuda and Lang Kenneth Haynes. I am so grateful
for their contributions to The Hues and to the Madison community. Both of them were wellsprings of ideas and
humanity, very, very deep wells. And I and many others miss them and always will.
This issue was also a challenge because there were so many “moving parts” to this issue. Usually I interview 1-4
people at the same time or cover an event for the source of the articles that I write. My dear friend Sharyl Kato
suggested to me some time ago that I should do a story on the women of color CEOs of non-profits in Dane
County. A couple of months ago, I decided to do it for our Women’s History Month issue because these women
definitely are making history.
Well it involved checking around with several people to figure out if I was aware of all of them. And we came up
with 12 women CEOs. And if I have missed someone, please forgive me and I take full responsibility. After hearing
back from my “informal consultants,” I sent out an email to all of the women who had been identified asking them
to participate and I received a unanimous response of yes. It took several rounds of emails to set up a date and time
and we gathered for about 30 minutes in United Way’s lobby to take the photo. That was an accomplishment in
itself. -- READ MORE