Monday, January 17, 2022

ICYMI: On International Women’s Day, here are some of our stories about local women

Friday is International Women’s Day and to celebrate, WYDaily has compiled a list of some of the most popular stories about women from the past year.

Women’s work: Anheuser-Busch’s female brewmaster bridges gender gap

Jennifer Logan is the brewmaster at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Williamsburg. After 11 years in a historically male-dominated field, she has found hard work and dedication is what matters most. (WYDaily/Alexa Doiron)
Jennifer Logan is the brewmaster at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Williamsburg. After 11 years in a historically male-dominated field, she has found hard work and dedication is what matters most. (WYDaily/Alexa Doiron)

Walk into a store and pick up a bottle of Bud Light.

From fermentation to taste-testing, the beer in that bottle has gone through a series of data analysis tests, with each batch of beer passing the strict quality standards of Anheuser-Busch’s brewmaster.

And she’s a woman.

Two veterans. Two branches. Two women. Built military tough

When Angeolina Caulford was 17, she gave the government her custodial rights and joined the army. (WYDaily/Courtesy
When Angeolina Caulford was 17, she gave the government her custodial rights and joined the army. (WYDaily/Courtesy Angeolina Caulford)

This Veterans Day lace up the boots, button the uniform, and look into the face of America’s brave protectors.

The face of woman.

With failures and successes behind them, woman lift each other up through POWER program

Michelle Brumfield talks about her business, BedCrafters by Michelle, in a video interview on her website. (Courtesy photo/BedCrafters by Michelle)
Michelle Brumfield talks about her business, BedCrafters by Michelle, in a video interview on her website. (Courtesy photo/BedCrafters by Michelle)

Michelle Brumfield was working in a mattress factory over 20 years ago when she decided she wanted to do more.

The future of engineering in Hampton Roads is female

Even though the field of engineering is growing, women are still the underrepresented population. (Photo courtesy of Cathleen Saunders)
Even though the field of engineering is growing, women are still the underrepresented population. (Photo courtesy of Cathleen Saunders)

Jobs in engineering are in higher demand than ever, but women are struggling to find their place in a male-dominated field.

‘Feminist farmer’ crafts a new role model for women

Maureen Anderson is the owner of Tasha’s Own, a local company that sells hand-made soap from goats milk as well as other products made from organic herbs. (WYDaily/Alexa Doiron)
Maureen Anderson is the owner of Tasha’s Own, a local company that sells hand-made soap from goats milk as well as other products made from organic herbs. (WYDaily/Alexa Doiron)

When Maureen Anderson, 53, wakes up every morning at 6 a.m., it isn’t to put on a suit to go to the office. It’s to spend time with goats in a field, raking muck and sweating.

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Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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