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Women Empowered

Women Empowered: Honoring women’s history month is a monthlong series of Q&As with regional women in traditionally male-dominated fields.

Written by Audra Anderson

Curtistine Billups, 55, is a pipefitter in Northwest Washington.

Curtistine Billups, 55, of Everett

Pipefitter details struggles, successes of being a woman in construction

Read part one, which highlights Curtistine Billups, a woman of color who works in construction, and acknowledges International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8.

Kristi Dominguez is the superintdent of the Ferndale School District.

Kristi Dominguez, 52, of Ferndale

Ferndale superintendent puts service above self

Read part two, which highlights Kristi Dominguez, superintendent of Ferndale School District.

Shayla Francis is the Chief Operator of the Post Point Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Shayla Francis, 56, of Mount Vernon

Post Point chief operator encourages women to pursue trades

Read part three, which highlights Shayla Francis, chief operator of Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Becky Pederson is a firefighter with the Bellingham Police Department.

Rebecca Pederson, 38, of Bellingham

Bellingham teacher-turned-firefighter found her passion at 35

Read part four, which highlights Rebecca Pederson, a Bellingham firefighter.