women in history

Women’s Equality Day Celebrated in August

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. The 19th Amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. Women’s Equality Day was …

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Women’s Empowerment…1848 to 2019

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote but just because we got the right to vote, did we really become empowered women at that time?  You make your own decision. To begin with, we need to look back at history. It took almost …

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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 a book store despite the talk that it would not survive its first birthday in …

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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 fact, empowered women mess up, a lot. But they learn from their mistakes, and they’re …

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March is a Surprising Month!

Growing up in the Midwest, I never knew what March would bring….warm spring weather with flowers blooming or cold freezing winds and one last snowstorm but, here is southern California, we don’t have to worry about snowstorms!  That doesn’t mean that March is a month that slips by without any memories.  So….what are my memories …

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The Voice of Reason…Spotlight on Carol Speaker

I don’t know if it is because we are both Sagittarians or what but, I do know, when I need someone to go to for advice or an objective opinion; I go to Carol Speaker. Carol Speaker joined Soroptimist over 20 years ago, February 1995, because friends who were members asked her to join but, …

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