They set the bar high — as role models and difference makers in their communities. These Chickasaw women hold the culture and traditions of the Chickasaw Nation close to their hearts and we salute their personal accomplishments. Learn more about the annual Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation honorees.
Growing up, Lisa Billy was surrounded by strong Chickasaw women whose examples served to reinforce the idea that she was every bit as capable as her male peers. The example that the matriarchs set by leading the council, and the history they shared with her of ancient Chickasaw women bravely fighting in battle, gave her the strength to stand up to adversity and pursue her dream of a career in politics.