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Cherie Buckner-Webb

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Former Idaho Senator and Founder of Sojourner Coaching

Cherie Buckner-Webb, a 5th generation Idahoan, was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2010 and to the Idaho Senate in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 where she currently serves as the Assistant Minority Leader. She is the Founder and Principle of Sojourner Coaching, a consultancy that focuses on organizational development, cross cultural competence and executive coaching and a small business owner. Cherie effectively utilizes her considerable international business background and experience in service to her clients. 

Buckner-Webb is a respected international speaker whose credo, “leave a legacy,” underscores her commitment to purpose. She serves on many local and national boards and has been the recipient of numerous awards in acknowledgement for civic, state, and national service.  She is a proud founding board member of the Idaho Black History Museum, winner of the HP Human Rights Award, the Jefferson Award for Public Service, Idaho Mother of the Year and Mother of Achievement Awards (American Mothers, Inc.), the Joyce Stein Award, the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award – A Legacy of Peace Award, USA Today’s (1 of 10) Women of the Century, 2020, the  Idaho Business Review’s 2019 Woman of the Year Award and 2020 ICON Award.  In addition, Buckner-Webb is an accomplished vocalist. Cherie has performed across the U.S., recorded with the late Gene Harris, released her solo CD, “By His Grace,” and received the Award for Excellence in the Arts at the 2004 Idaho Governor’s Awards. Buckner-Webb earned a B.S. in Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox and a Masters of Social Work from NNU. Cherie is married to the Rev. Henry Webb and has two sons, Sean and Phillip Thompson and a granddaughter, Zaida, whom she adores.