Category Archives: 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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Notable Events – January 2018

As we open a new chapter in our book of life, here are some facts you may or may not know. January 3, 1949 – Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine) starts her tenure in the Senate, where she stays in office until … Continue reading

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Women in History – October

In many states in October, the leaves begin to turn beautiful colors of red, orange and yellow before turning brown and falling to the ground.  And…at the end of the month, we celebrate Halloween when we carve pumpkins and call … Continue reading

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Women and History – June

June has arrived.  It’s almost summer, and I have so much to tell you but don’t have much time this morning so…I thought I would point out a few notable women and events that are important to women that occurred … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Women in History – April

April 2, 1917– Jeannette Rankin of Montana is formally seated in the U.S. House of Representatives as the first woman elected to Congress.   April 3, 1995 – Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to preside over … Continue reading

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