Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey – A Woman of Integrity

Photo Credit: Frances Oldham Kelsey, MD, PhD, receives the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civil Service from President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Photo credit: Special Collections Research Center/The University of Chicago Library When I first learned of Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, my immediate thought was that she embodied this month’s tenet: “We recognize and…

Cottage Industry: The Ukuy Cottage in Ecuador – Seeds for Changing Lives

The seeds for the new cottage in Ecuador were planted in 2016 when Big Ocean representatives attended Habitat III there. Vilma Sagebin saw Ana Carolina Gualinga Cuji (also called Anita) and her friend enter a Big Ocean Women presentation and offered to translate for them. When she sensed their uneasiness as the hour grew late,…