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Surf City Soroptimists of Huntington Beach Features Cathy Standiford, Activist Poet

Watching the NeighborsByCathy Standiford My neighbor carefully paints the edge of her car’s trunk with white outbecause the too-small-to-notice scratch interrupts her well-manicureddesire for perfection Another neighbor tosses water balloons across the spring lawn to her daughterbecause the beaches are closed and they yearn to feel the surprise ofwater splashing on skin My elderly neighbor …

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Surf City Soroptimists of Huntington Beach – Celebrating All Mothers in Our Community of Women Around the World

I’d like to begin this blog by celebrating all mothers around the world… whether you are a mother to a child or children, a mother to your fur-baby or babies or like a mother to another woman, man or child and with a poem by Tiffany Prochera. BE INSPIREDMay you be inspired today…May you be …

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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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2018-2019 SI Huntington Beach Rocks Soroptimist International of the Americas’ 4 Pillars

Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach truly supports our global mission of improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social & economic empowerment. We know empowered women & girls can and will change the world for good! Here is what we accomplished this year: PROGRAMS Goal:  Strongly encouraged to participate in SIA’s …

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Cathy Standiford featured on Giving Back Podcast

Cathy Standiford, a retired City Manager and Local Government Consultant, a volunteer mentor for Write Girl, is a 30-year member of Soroptimist International and a member of our club, Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach. As a woman of faith, Cathy believes it is her purpose to serve, mentor, and empower young women. On the Giving …

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Empowered Women in History – April

It always amazes me how many empowered women in history I discover each month. (Thank you Google.) April is no different. Here are a few of the women in history who have made a difference in changing how women are viewed. COURTESY: THE ARMY NURSE CORPS ASSOCIATION Florence A. Blanchfield, U.S. Army Colonel and superintendent …

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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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