September 2017 ENewsletter – Labor Advocates

The recent book, The Radium Girls, tells the story of illnesses suffered by the women who painted radium on dials in the early part of the twentieth century. It speaks of a time when few workplace regulations were in place to protect employees. Dr. Alice Hamilton is...

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August 2017 – ENewsletter Emmy Winners

It’s Emmy season! Although most of us think of Emmys as recognizing acting on television, there are multiple other categories of Emmy awards. In this enewsletter, we profile two of the many amazing women who have received Emmys in recognition of their significant...

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July 2017 – ENewsletter Research Scientist

The recent obituary of Dr. Angela Hartley Brodie was titled “Scientist Paved Way for a Breast-Cancer Treatment.” Dr. Brodie’s accomplishments are significant and she stands on the shoulders of those who came before her. In this enewsletter we profile two research...

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June 2017 HerStory ENewsletter – New Yorkers

June 2017 Her Story ENewsletter New Yorkers - The recent release of the documentary "Citizen Jane" profiling the influence that journalist and activist Jane Jacobs had on the development of New York City leads her to be profiled in this month's ENewsletter. Another...

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May 2017 Her Story ENewsletter Singers

May 2017 Her Story ENewsletter Singers On the occasion of what would have been Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday, we are pleased to profile her as well as Billie Holiday in this month's ENewsletter. Both Fitzgerald and Holiday have been inducted into the National...

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Journalists – February 2017 ENewsletter

The recent passing of British journalist Clare Hollingworth, who reported the outbreak of World War II, reminds us that women have played key roles in reporting news. Although the role of newspapers is diminishing today, for a long time people got their information...

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Astronomers – January 2017 ENewsletter

The publication of The Glass Universe and the release of the movie, Hidden Figures, as well as the recent death of astronomer Vera Rubin reminds us to share the stories of three historical women astronomers.  In this ENewsletter, we learn about Maria Mitchell,...

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Astronauts – December 2016 ENewsletter

Fascination with space travel has intrigued generations, probably for millennia.  More recently, every rocket launch  and NASA mission has inspired awe.  Many of us are still enthralled by science fiction movies including the Star Wars and Star Trek episodes.  Let's...

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Civil Rights Activists – October 2016 ENewsletter

In recognition of the honor being bestowed on the six women members of the 'Little Rock Nine' - they will be the sponsors of the new U.S. Navy submarine - the USS Arkansas - we profile civil rights activists - Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer. For the full...

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Youth Organization Founders – August 2016 Newsletter

Many of the women reading this newsletter will have spent some of their formative years either as Girl Scouts or in a 4-H club.  Studies show, in fact, that 70% of today's women leaders were Girl Scouts in their youth!  What readers may not know is that both of these...

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Advocates for Animals – July 2016 Newsletter

Women have been at the forefront of many social issues.  These included suffrage for all, property rights, labor reforms, expansion of mental health facilities, helping immigrants with their adjustment, and, of course, educational reforms.  Now, attention can be...

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Stewards – June 2016 Newsletter

Of the five leadership traits needed in the 21st century as espoused by The Athena Group Learning Institute, stewardship is the one least expressed in the leadership development literature.  Two amazing stewards are profiled - Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Katherine...

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Runners and Athletes – May 2016 Newsletter

On May 7, 2016, the inaugural Women's Right to Run 19K will be held in Seneca Falls, New York, the birthplace of women's rights (where the first women's rights convention was held in 1848).  The unusual distance of 19k was selected to acknowledge the importance of the...

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Nuclear Physicists – April 2016 Newsletter

In the twenty-first century, we often hear how important it is for our country's youth, and young women in particular, to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Two women who pursued important scientific careers - as...

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Authors – March 2016 Newsletter

The recent passing of Harper Lee brings to mind authors whose writing addresses Southern culture.  This newsletter pays homage to Harper Lee  and profiles another significant author as well, Zora Neale Hurston. To read the full enewsletter, click...

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Sports Officials – February 2016 Newsletter

With the Denver Broncos going to the Super Bowl, our thoughts turned to sports and sports officials.  Two women who have broken the gender barrier and serve as officials in men's professional sports are profiled. For full newsletter click...

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Movie Directors – January 2016 Newsletter

As the year comes to an end, the Oscar races start to heat up as movies are released in time to ensure their consideration for these significant awards.  Two early female movie directors are profiled in this newsletter. For full newsletter click...

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Poetry and Songs – December 2015 Newsletter

At this time of year, as we gather and celebrate with family and friends, we sometimes sing the words or hum the song: "Over the River and Through the Wood" or some variation thereof.  Most of us don't realize that the song is based on lyrics written by a woman. Learn...

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureates – November 2015 Newsletter

Fall is a bewitching time of year not only because of Halloween.  It is also a time when a handful of Americans are awakened from sleep by a voice telling them that they will be awarded a Nobel Prize.  Two women Nobel Peace Price Laureates are featured in this...

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Inventors – October 2015 Newsletter

As we think about our own lives today, it is hard to believe that women couldn't get patents in their own name until 1809.  Before that, every patent issued was issued in a man's name.  Let's learn about some "Mothers of Invention." For the full newsletter click...

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Sculptors – September 2015 Newsletter

Did you know that a woman was the youngest artist to ever get a commission for a statue from the U.S. Government? In this edition of our enewsletter, we profile two female sculptors whose artistry we celebrate! To view full article click...

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Songwriters – August 2015 Newsletter

Did you know that two of the most familiar patriotic songs - The Battle Hymn of the Republic and America the Beautiful - were composed by women? In this month's newsletter we will learn about those poets and writers - Julia Ward Howe and Katherine Bates. To view full...

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Tennis Greats – July 2015 Newsletter

Recently, Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam trophy in women's tennis. She follows in a line of women's greats in tennis. In this months enewsletter, we briefly profile a number of giants in American women's tennis: Althea Gibson, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert,...

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Inventive Women – May 2015 Newsletter

During May 2015, the National Inventor's Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony. In this year's ceremony, Kristina Johnson will be inducted for her pioneering work in optoelectronics processing systems which from the basis for 3D films. In this enewsletter, we...

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Education for Women – March 2015 Newsletter

At the time of the Revolutionary War, less than 40% of white women were literate; the percentage of women of color who were literate was significantly lower. In general, those who had some education were from upper class families who employed tutors. those women...

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Civil Rights Activists – February 2015 Newsletter

Each year in February, we celebrate African American History Month. In this issue of our enewsletter we focus on two of the many women who are instrumental in the civil rights movement of the 20th century. We feature Ella Baker and Coretta Scott King. To view full...

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Fearless Women – January 2015 Newsletter

Throughout history, women have been precluded from certain behaviors because of real and/or perceived physical or emotional dangers. But a number of women preserved, showing that they fearlessly faced challenges and overcame barriers. Two athletes who demonstrated...

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Florida Women – November 2014 Newsletter

Most of our readers know of the National Women's Hall of Fame and its home in upstate New York. Do you also know hat a number of states (including our home state of Colorado) have a state Women's Hall of fame? In this month's enewsletter, we profile two women from our...

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Women Cooks and Chefs – October 2014 Newsletter

In 2014, Sarah Deckert made history when she became the first female Armed Forces 'Chef of the Year.' In 2013, she had been named a 4 Star Military Executive Chef. Deckert follows in the trailblazing footsteps of women who regularized recipes - adding measurements -...

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Women in Baseball – September 2014 Newsletter

Mo'ne Davis made Little League history earlier in August of this year when she became the first female throw a shutout - giving away only two hits during the Little League World Series. Davis stands on the shoulders of pioneering women who blazed trails in the sport...

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Women and Water – July 2014 Newsletter

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle told many fascinating stories when she served as one of the panelists at the April 2014 National Women's Hall of Fame's 'Conversation with Great Women.' Her life purpose parallels the life purpose of Ruth Patrick: to ensure that the water on...

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Groundbreaking Women – June 2014 Newsletter

On May 7, 2014, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for Great Women was held by the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, the birthplace of women's rights and the home of the Hall.  In honor of that groundbreaking, in this month's enewsletter...

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Mothers – May 2014 Newsletter

Our mothers gave birth to us, raised us, and helped launch us as adults.  What we sometimes forget is that mothers have done so much more than these very important jobs.  Mothers have fought for the rights and privileges that we enjoy as U.S. citizens today.  In honor...

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Hall of Fame of Delaware Women – April 2014 Newsletter

On March 27, chemist Stephanie Kwolek was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.  The Delaware Hall includes several of the women featured in our book Her Story:  A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America.  In this month's enewsletter, we profile Emily...

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Entertainment Pioneers – March 2014 Newsletter

The recent death of Shirley Temple Black has brought many newspaper articles about her uplifting effect as a child actor.  It was maintained that with her acting, singing and dancing, she actually helped people who suffered through the Great Depression.  In this...

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Aviation Pioneers – February 2014 Newsletter

During the months of November and December, many Americans traveled to see their family and friends - in both the U.S. and around the world. Although that travel may have been full of its own difficulties and delays, we are fortunate today to have the opportunity to...

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Business Leaders – January 2014 Newsletter

In December 2013, General Motors announced that its first woman CEO would take the reins in January 2014.  As part of the celebration of  Mary Barra's achievement in being the first woman to head a major automobile company, this month we profile two women business...

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Women Physicians – October 2013 Newsletter

The average life expectancy in 1900 was 45 years of age.  By 2000, that number had risen to 78.  A significant factor in that increase in average life expectancy was a decrease in infant mortality.  Two physicians whose efforts were key are profiled in this month's...

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Women Like Me – Athletes – September 2013 Newsletter

One of our goals, always, with Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America was that every woman could find "someone like me" in the book. During one of our speaking engagements (at the Kansas City Public Library), one little girl (about 10 years old) asked...

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Potters – August 2013 Newsletter

The arts - music, visual arts, and dance - have been part of human culture for centuries. Women have made significant contributions in each of these areas. In this month's enewsletter, we highlight three potters - Nampeyo, Maria Montoya Martinez, and Ruth Duckworth....

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Revolutionary War Women – July 2013 Newsletter

As we celebrate the Fourth of July and the birth of our country, we pause to remember some of the women who fought to secure our independence. What women did at this time was not matter-of-fact, comfortable for most people or even "accepted." Even today, our military...

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Pioneering Engineers – June 2013 Newsletter

Today, women can choose to train for any career in which they are interested. This was not always the case, as many of us know. Gender discrimination in most fields was real and in countless cases, officially sanctioned. Engineering is one of those fields that is...

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Abolitionists – March 2013 Newsletter

With the release and prominence of the movie Lincoln, the U.S. public is once again interested in abolition and the intrigue and politics surrounding ending slavery.  Women played a significant role in that fight as well.  This month we highlight Mary Ann Shadd Cary...

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The Newest American Saints – January 2013 Newsletter

In October 2012, the Vatican chose seven new saints. The two Americans canonized were both women - Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint from the U.S. and Mother Marianne Cope - both featured in Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America. We...

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Labor Leaders – December 2012 Newsletter

Today in the United States, among the many situations that we take for granted are the minimum wage, limits on the numbers of hours we can work, and many other "labor reforms." Corporate and industrial workplaces were not always safe, the conditions were not...

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Women and the Space Program – November 2012 Newsletter

With the death of astronaut Sally Ride and the retirement of the shuttle fleet, the U.S. has come to an end of a space era. This month, we celebrate the accomplishments of space exploration to date, by featuring Jerrie Cobb, Sally Ride, and Mae Jemison. To view full...

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Women Golfers – October 2012 Newsletter

Momentous news occurred in August 2012, when the Augusta National Golf Club FINALLY admitted women. This news, while clearly important to the golf community, has reverberations for many other associations, organizations and clubs where women still do not have a...

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Nobel Laureates – September 2012 Newsletter

With the recent passing of Elinor Ostrom, the first women to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics, we decided to highlight female Nobel Laureates this month. In addition to Elinor Ostrom, we feature Toni Morrison, Rosalyn Yalow, and Jody Williams. To view full article...

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Civil War Personalities- June 2012 Newsletter

When we learn about the Civil War in school, the focus is always on the battles and the famous and infamous battlegrounds. There are also stories about the Generals (both Union and Confederate) and their battle strategies. We don't learn about some of the fascinating...

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Women Architects – May 2012 Newsletter

What do the Hearst Castle in California and many of the buildings in Grand Canyon National Park have in common?  They were designed by women architects!  In this month's newsletter, we feature two early women architects - Julia Morgan and Mary Colter. To view full...

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Girl Scouts Turn 100 – March 2012 Newsletter

March 12, 2012 is a special day for many women in the United States and around the world - it marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting! In 1911, Juliette Gordon Low was searching for something useful to do with her life. She was in England and met Sir Robert...

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Women in the Cabinet – January 2012 Newsletter

Although we haven’t had a woman president in the U.S. yet, women have served as members of the Cabinet since Frances Perkins was appointed Secretary of Labor in 1933.  As we head into the presidential election year of 2012, we are pleased to profile four of these...

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Tribal Leaders – December 2011 Newsletter

Native American women have left an important legacy of being strong leaders. When writing our book, we strived to find evidence of the early Native American women, to tell their stories. Sadly, many of their names have been lost to history; much of early Native...

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Thanksgiving is Coming – November 2011 Newsletter

During the month of November comes that veritable feast - a time to celebrate our blessings with family and friends. In this month's newsletter, we highlight two women from our bestselling book Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America who made it...

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Women Adventurers – September 2011 Newsletter

The women we profile in this month's enewsletter were challenged by the rigors of polar exploration and the ardors of climbing! Annie Smith Peck, Arlene Blum, Ann Bancroft and Barbara Hillary climbed mountains and sought out travel adventures that many of us "armchair...

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The Strength of Mother Nature – July 2011 Newsletter

Not only lions, and tigers and bear - oh my! But also, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Historical U.S. women have dealt with every kind of natural disaster that Mother Nature has to offer. In this month's newsletter, three women whose lives and futures were...

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Mosaic Film Screening – February 2011 Newsletter

Mark your calendars: Mosaic Film Screening. Tuesday, March 8, 2011: Celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day and Women's History Month by joining Her Story Media for a screening of the film version of the play, "Mosaic: Voices of Women's Suffrage"....

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Women as Humanitarians – January 2011 Newsletter

Throughout the history of the U.S., women have worked to relieve the suffering of others; we refer to these types of people as humanitarians. In this month's newsletter, we choose to focus on two women whose efforts made conditions better for others. To view full...

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Women in the Military – June 2010 Newsletter

In our newsletter this month, we want to identify and celebrate some of the many women who have military connections. For June, of course, comes right after our celebration of Memorial Day on the very last day of May. The holiday honors citizens who have served in our...

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A Look at Women Then And Now – April 2010 Newsletter

A Look at Women Then And Now. The month of April brings a serious task to most Americans: organizing, compiling and completing the forms that identify our federal and state tax obligations. As you prepare your tax forms, think back to women in the 1800s and before,...

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Educational Resources – February 2010 Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the availability of a number of varied education resources on our web site. We have designed and developed these FREE resources to encourage more interactivity with our book. What better way to get to know some of the 850 plus women in the...

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