Monthly archives: March 2017

Celebrating Women

Posted on General March 30, 2017 by Mary George

As we come to the end of Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at some of the amazing women we have highlighted on our Instagram page who have helped lay the foundation for us to build upon and those who are helping to empower Women throughout the world.

Ilhan Omar the nations first Somali American female legislator.

 

Millie Dresselhaus a physics pioneer who was one of the first women in STEM education.

 

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to her seat in 1993 as only the second female justice. She has been a fierce champion for the rights of women on the bench. She has been a true pioneer, co-founding the Women’s Rights Law Reporter in 1970 as the first law journal to focus exclusively on women’s rights. She was the first female professor to receive tenure at Columbia and co-authored the first law school casebook on sex discrimination. In 1972, she co-founded the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.

 

In honor of International Women’s Day the Swedish National Women’s soccer team took their names off their jerseys and wrote empowering slogans. Making History!

 

Two girls learned the game of tennis on the cracked courts of Compton, Calif. Serena and Venus Williams have grown into women who have not only reached the summit of their sport but who have also inspired multiple generations of children and others to follow their dreams through strength and perseverance.

 

Hats off to Amy Poehler – actress, comedian, director, producer, writer and co-founder Smart Girls. Smart Girls is an organization emphasizing intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.” Amy helps young women make history every day by helping them find their voice!

 

We celebrate Misty Copeland the first African American dancer to become principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. Misty was considered a child prodigy as she didn’t start dancing until age 13 and despite being told she couldn’t and wasn’t the “right fit” she never gave up and fought harder. She has become a voice and role model for millions!

 

Today for Women’s History Month we celebrate Gloria Steinem – feminist, journalist, social and political activist. Gloria co-founded the Women’s Media Center, an organization that works to make women visible & powerful in the media. Voices like Gloria’s are truly powerful!!

 

We want to acknowledge Lady Gaga – Stefani Germanotta. Lady Gaga is a singer, songwriter and actress and is one of the best selling musicians of all time. Most importantly she is also known for her social activism and philanthropic work specifically with her Born This Way Foundation which focuses on promoting youth empowerment and combating bullying.

 

We celebrate the amazing, determined American track and field sprinter #allysonfelix -Olympic champion, 3-time world champion and is tied as the most decorated female Olympian in track and field history. She’s an ambassador for @righttoplayusa, a global organization that uses play to engage kids in their education. ❤ this #RemarkableWoman who believes that being a role model is a privilege.

 

A huge congratulations to US Women’s Hockey team who won their historic fight this week to earn an increase in compensation & the same level of insurance and travel accommodations as male players. This 4 year contract is an unprecedented victory for women athletes and these strong women received broad support for their fight for fair pay and treatment from female athletes across sports, the public and male sports leagues such as NHL, NBA, NFL & MLB.

This month we have celebrated women who have #shatteredglassceilings as athletes, activists, veterans, entrepreneurs, politicians, artists, educators & visionaries. They used their voices , talents & visions to make history how will you make change?

—Mary & Claire
 

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