In observance of Women’s History Month, The Monitor recognized local women who inspire us. These are the eight profiles on those who made our 2019 list of “Women We Love.”

Women We Love: Edinburg pediatric surgeon believes fate intervened in her career path

Women We Love: MADD victims advocate a leading voice for nearly two decades

Women We Love: Promotora Dora Proa recalls years of service and community growth

Women We Love: McAllen’s public works director, recycling coordinator fulfilled by duties

Women We Love: Retiring leader recalls United Way’s big impact on families

Women We Love: IDEA Public Schools co-founder a pillar in education community

Women We Love: ‘Busy body’ reflects on 60 years of public service

Women We Love: Volunteer has rescued more than 500 dogs from kill shelters