Author Archives: Terry Rose

9 Empowered Women Who Defied The Odds

They believed they could…and they did….9 Empowered women who defied the odds and succeeded in making a difference or changing the status quo…from Oprah Winfrey to Lydie Hakizimana. “DESPITE the voices of skepticism, she believed in her instinct. She set up … Continue reading

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Soroptimist Huntington Beach’s Day of Empowerment

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach hosted 19 women to a Day of Empowerment.  The “day” included a continental breakfast, a shopping spree compliments of The Assistance League of Huntington Beach’s Operation New Beginnings, a workshop … Continue reading

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Join with Soroptimists all around the globe in putting an end to human trafficking…especially women! This January learn how to recognize the signs of human trafficking and where to report it. … Continue reading

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Why Gender Equality Matters for ALL 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals

Gender Equality needs to be the norm globally not the exception and our work as Soroptimists to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment does make a difference. The Sustainable Development Goals … Continue reading

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Counting My Blessings

Counting my blessings is something I do on a daily basis…I even own a “blessings” bracelet.  And, it seemed to me, at this “giving” time of year to share some thoughts and blessings with you. But…before I begin, I want … Continue reading

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Empowered Women

“To be empowered means to be in control of your life, aware of your capabilities, and ready to take on even your biggest dreams. An empowered woman is someone who knows her strengths and isn’t afraid to embrace them. Empowered women aren’t perfect; in … Continue reading

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October is National Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. “Every October, we rededicate ourselves to breaking the cycle. … Continue reading

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Take Time to Celebrate the International Day of Girls

Today, October 11, the women of SI Huntington Beach celebrate the International Day of Girls. International Day of Girls is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. Also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of Girls, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Women in History & Today: October

We may not realize it but, every month of the year marks an opportunity to recognize important women in history and the present. October 3, 1904 – Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful Way to Kick Off Our New Year

What a great way to start the new 2018-19 year!  Our first Program Meeting focused on  members: new, potentially new and very seasoned plus, we introduced our two new, “adopted” Dolly Wakeham moms for the year and their children. Parliamentarian, … Continue reading

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