Participating photographers: Ana Maria Ramirez, Augustina Martinez, Betty Gomez, Gisela Alvarado, Isela Orozco, Jessica Oliva, Maricela Mora, Rosa Rodriguez, and Tere Gutierrez

The culmination of a special documentary project supported by a grant from the West Marin Fund, the exhibit explores the nature of women’s leadership as experienced not only by each photographer,but by the women who inspire them. Common to all their stories are the myriad external and internal obstacles women continue to face,whether familial, societal, legal or cultural, as they discover distinctly individual paths to empowerment.