Women’s History Month: Women Who Changed the World

Women’s History Month: Women Who Changed the World March is Women’s History Month, how do you celebrate it? I often review books written by women and write mini biographies of women who have changed the world. For this year, I am going to dive into my archives and feature some of these women, who worked tirelessly to make it better for other women. There are many younger, female readers of this blog who may not know how women from another era changed the world so they have the rights and freedoms they now have. Learn from these nine women who changed the world. Harriet Beecher Stowe, … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [Read more...]