With Mother’s Day on May 12 this month, our hearts and thoughts focus on the mothers in our lives and all the wonderful women in our community. 

In this issue, we not only celebrate mothers, but we also highlight some wonderful women CEOs and directors in our community who really make a difference in our lives such as Lori Otter, the CEO of Idaho Women in Leadership; Odette Bolano, the local CEO of St. Alphonsus; Erin Erkins with Boise Young Professionals; Ari Carlson, a director with E Women Network; and Elizabeth Lizberg, the local director of Camp Rainbow Gold. We wanted to thank Susan Rogani for the use of the beautiful Chateau des Fleurs in Eagle for the opportunity to photograph some of these ladies in a stunning local location. Learn more about Susan and her daughter, Roshan Ishaq, in our monthly “Inspired by Success” feature.

Roger Phillips also explores our local trailheads that not only make Boise so popular with hikers, mountain bikers and explorers but also puts Boise on the map as one of the most livable places in the United States.

So, to the women of Boise and Eagle and throughout the Treasure Valley: may you find a quiet moment (or two) to enjoy this issue we’ve lovingly dedicated to you.

See you around!