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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 … 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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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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Celebrating Our Story – Notes from the 44th Biennial Soroptimist International of the Americas Convention in Orlando, Florida

Hola…Oi…Ni hao ma…Kon nichiwa…Ahn-yang Haseo…Hello! I arrived in Orlando a day early so Diana & I could take in the Epcot Center….what a wonderful adventure that turned out to be.  Here we are at the beginning of our journey! Despite … 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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March Is Women’s History Month

In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as Women’s History Month.  Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to … Continue reading

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A Renaissance Woman In Every Sense of the Word….Spotlight on Georgette Sleeth

When the term “Renaissance man or woman” is used, it does not mean that the person really lived in the Renaissance. It can be used for anyone who is very clever at many different things, no matter when that person … Continue reading

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