Madison Magazine

Editor's note: Heart

When inspiration struck me for this month’s cover story, The Amys, I didn’t realize just how profoundly moved I’d be by the award winners our committee selected.

When inspiration struck me for this month’s cover story, The Amys, I didn’t realize just how profoundly moved I’d be by the award winners our committee selected.

The Amys: Honoring women entrepreneurs in memory of Amy Gannon

To keep her torch ablaze — as was Doyenne’s call to action after Amy Gannon’s death — we are lifting up five women who embody the work and progress Amy Gannon so fiercely championed.

To keep her torch ablaze — as was Doyenne’s call to action after Amy Gannon’s death — we are lifting up five women who embody the work and progress Amy Gannon so fiercely championed.

The Amy Award Winner: Vanitha Suresh

Vanitha Suresh has accomplished an incredible list of professional and personal feats that showcase her creative talents and passions.

Vanitha Suresh has accomplished an incredible list of professional and personal feats that showcase her creative talents and passions.

The Strategist: Rebekah Stephens

As the business development manager with Common Wealth Development for nearly three years, Rebekah Stephens used her own experiences and strategic skillset to uplift startup business owners.

As the business development manager with Common Wealth Development for nearly three years, Rebekah Stephens used her own experiences and strategic skillset to uplift startup business owners.

The Free-Thinker: Tania Ibarra

Tania Ibarra helps young businesses navigate structures that weren’t built for them, and she guides companies through a nonthreatening process of intentional and effective equity work.

Tania Ibarra helps young businesses navigate structures that weren’t built for them, and she guides companies through a nonthreatening process of intentional and effective equity work.

The Teacher: Annie Vang

Annie Vang created the HmongPhrases app to help preserve her endangered language and it also earned her the only U.S. spot in Apple’s eCamp for Female Founders and Developers in July 2021.

Annie Vang created the HmongPhrases app to help preserve her endangered language and it also earned her the only U.S. spot in Apple’s eCamp for Female Founders and Developers in July 2021.

Jocelyn Scholarship: Leta Samsa

High school senior Leta Samsa has worked hard to find her way in school.

High school senior Leta Samsa has worked hard to find her way in school.

A look inside the new Target on State Street

A new small-format shop is opening on State Street in the space that used to be Under Armour.

A new small-format shop is opening on State Street in the space that used to be Under Armour.

Sun Prairie music teacher selected as semifinalist for Music Educator Award presented by Grammy Museum

The Recording Academy and Grammy Museum announced the semifinalists for the Music Educator Award Wednesday, and this year's list includes a music teacher from Sun Prairie's Patrick Marsh Middle School.

The Recording Academy and Grammy Museum announced the semifinalists for the Music Educator Award Wednesday, and this year's list includes a music teacher from Sun Prairie's Patrick Marsh Middle School.

3 powerhouses of Madison design

Madison Lighting, FLOOR360 and Hallman Lindsay have helped bring hundreds of local projects to life.

Madison Lighting, FLOOR360 and Hallman Lindsay have helped bring hundreds of local projects to life.

9 day trip destinations to see the best fall foliage

In Dane County, fall foliage hit its peak on Oct. 11, according to the 2021 Foliage Prediction Map. But some counties up north have already started to peak, with more to come soon.

In Dane County, fall foliage hit its peak on Oct. 11, according to the 2021 Foliage Prediction Map. But some counties up north have already started to peak, with more to come soon.

8 local curd burgers you can enjoy year-round

While the CurderBurger is a first for Culver's, a few Madison restaurants have crafted their own renditions featuring cheese curds.

While the CurderBurger is a first for Culver's, a few Madison restaurants have crafted their own renditions featuring cheese curds.

Cancer survivor shares a message that sticks

10x10 Gallery Owner Allana Randall sells stickers and other art with motivational and positive messages that benefit cancer research

10x10 Gallery Owner Allana Randall sells stickers and other art with motivational and positive messages that benefit cancer research

State Line Distillery helps create 'whiskey for good' in national collaboration

A partnership of distilleries around the country, Good Deeds Spirits, creates first cause-supporting whiskey blend, which includes a single malt whiskey from a local operation

A partnership of distilleries around the country, Good Deeds Spirits, creates first cause-supporting whiskey blend, which includes a single malt whiskey from a local operation

12 French toasts to add to your breakfast rotation

Savory or sweet, French toast provides a decadent base for any topping, stuffing or syrup you can stick your fork through.

Savory or sweet, French toast provides a decadent base for any topping, stuffing or syrup you can stick your fork through.