Women Leaders – Celebrating National Women’s History Month

Last week we celebrated International Women's Day and for the month of March we are also celebrating National Women's History Month in the United States, Australia and United Kingdom. We have profiled many women leaders who have changed the world to make it easier for those who follow them. Some of these women have fought for the right for women to vote, and for pay equity. Others have made an impact in the scientific realm, and mentored others, making it easier for other women to become scientists. Today we honor a few of these women leaders, and please take the time to read or re-read their profile. Women Leaders Who Helped to Shape … [Read more...]

Human Rights Activism: Eleanor Roosevelt, Jane Addams, Beecher Stowe, Wollstonecraft

The human rights and freedoms that many of us now take for granted, somebody had to fight for those rights, and even die for them – women’s right to vote, the abolition of slavery to name a few. As a reminder, let’s revisit the profiles of Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Jane Addams, Mary Wollstonecraft, Susan Brownell Anthony and Frederick Douglass. And there are others such as Madam CJ Walker who created employment for women, and Maggie Lena Walker who taught others the importance of saving, and helped women to be able to afford their own homes. Eleanor Roosevelt, American First Lady, International Diplomat, Writer and … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Week in Review

We know that you are busy, so in case you missed our posts this week, here is what we talked about on The invisible Mentor Blog. Mondays at the Salon We shared a tip on how to get more projects done in record time. How to Complete More Projects in Record Time. Booked on Tuesdays We reviewed Do the Work by Steven Pressfield. Have you ever the hit the brick wall while working on an important project? This book is for you. It explains to you the various kinds of resistance and helps you move through them. Do the Work by Steven Pressfield. Wisdom Wednesdays In this profile, you’ll learn about Mary Wollstonecraft, … [Read more...]

Wisdom Wednesdays: Mary Wollstonecraft, the Founder of Feminism

Mary Wollstonecraft went to France during the French Revolution so that she could observe. While she was there, she entered into a relationship with Gilbert Imlay, an American entrepreneur, author and adventurer. It became unsafe for the British to be in France after the country declared war on England. Imlay registered Wollstonecraft as his wife at the American embassy even though they were not married. He did it to protect her. Their relationship lasted three years, and during that time Imlay was unfaithful to her, he also lost interest in her. Wollstonecraft attempted suicide twice because she was so distraught by Imlay’s behaviour, but … [Read more...]

What Would Mary Wollstonecraft Blog About?

Image via Wikipedia WRITER, PHILOSOPHER, AND FEMINIST, Mary Wollstonecraft best known for her book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, was the mother of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein . Born in 1759, she was truly ahead of her time, and during her short life (she died in 1797) she advocated and argued for the rights of women.  According to Wikipedia, in her book, A Vindication of the Rights of Women "she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on … [Read more...]