Celebrating Warrior Women (Gladiatrices) in History

In honor of Women's History Month, we are having fun researching some seriously powerful and wild women of our world's past. The following will share some interesting information about female gladiators, gladiatrices or Amazons as they were called; and yes, they have been proven to have existed. For many years, the existence of female gladiators was only mentioned in historical accounts with no real physical proof to back up the records. Scholars had no physical evidence to support the … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women Leaders in Biblical Times

Honoring Women's History Month, we celebrate women in roles as Women in Ministry. While people still debate what Paul meant in a few passages, there is strong evidence throughout Scripture that God intended women to take a leadership role. Here are 10 examples of Women Leaders in Biblical Times: 1. Judge - Deborah Judges 4 and 5 tell of the great leader Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, who dwelt under the Deborah-palm between Ramah (er Rm: see at Joshua 18:25) and Bethel … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women Who Achieved First in the World

In honor of Women's History Month, we celebrate achievements of women that were firsts in our world's history in a variety of life roles. A famous proverb that has spread across the world and also often proved to true is: "Behind every successful man, there is a Woman". Modern Women are breaking the gender barrier and achieving a historical feat; and historically, women have lead the way often from behind the scenes; either with men taking credit for their work or agreeably setting the … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women Inventors

In Honor of Women's History Month Female inventors have played a large role in U.S. history, but haven’t always received credit for their work. Besides the fact that their contributions have sometimes been downplayed over overlooked; particularly women of color have historically had fewer resources to apply for U.S. patents and market their inventions. Enjoy, as this list celebrates a handful of truly life changing inventions for our world created by Women that you may not know: Feeding … [Read more...]

Paulette Chaffee Highlights Why Women Make Good Leaders

“Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good,” said author and educator Joanne Ciulla. Paulette Chaffee, educator, attorney, and the current Ambassador for Orange County’s 4th District, often refers to this quote when faced with the question, “Why do women make good leaders?” Women have had to fight against a wave of negative stereotypes discrediting women as … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women Educators

Women Educators Looking back throughout history, there have been many women educators who have made significant contribution to the field. The nineteenth century saw major advances in educational opportunities for women and girls, from the common school movement in the early part of the century to multiple opportunities in higher education at the century's close. In the 1800s, women began to play central roles in education - as teachers. The selection below is only a handful of amazing … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women in Construction

Women in Construction: Women in Construction (WIC) Week is an opportunity to amplify women’s voices and show appreciation for one another and all they do to make construction better, says a representative with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). This year’s theme is “Envision Equity.” NAWIC and companies across the country are putting on a wide variety of events between now and March 12 to mark the occasion. To learn more about WIC Week and to find events in your … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women in Sociology, Past & Present

Women Sociologists of Twentieth and Twenty-first Century: Their Contributions in the Field of Sociology We are sharing this information to celebrate the contributions of ten women sociologists, and how they had made their place in the male-dominated academic sphere. It’s important to take a look at the eminent women sociologists who played roles as important as their male counterparts but have been constantly overshadowed by them. The women scholars of Sociology have historically gained … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women Making History so far in 2022

Role models are recognized as crucial to helping the world overcome gender bias and achieve gender equality: if women can see themselves represented, they can do it. A role model is other-focused as opposed to self-focused as they are usually active in their communities, freely giving of their time and talents to benefit people. Role models are highly important for us psychologically, helping to guide us through life during our development, to make important decisions that affect the outcome … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day – March 8

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Celebrate Women's Achievement Raise Awareness Against Bias Take Action for Equality Thanks to International Women's Day … [Read more...]

Badass 18th Century Pirates – Women’s History Month

The eighteenth century was, as any landlubber knows, the Golden Age of swashbuckling Pirates-of-the-Caribbean style piracy. Eighteenth-century pirates (as opposed to their unglamorous modern counterparts) have acquired their own roguish mystique. What is less commonly known is that women, too, had their place in eighteenth-century piracy. Mary Read, Anne Bonny and Calico Jack Anne Bonney and Mary Read are the most famous — and ferocious — women pirates in history, and they are the only ones … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women in Psychiatry

The history of psychiatry is replete with examples of poor outcomes for women in need, often women who sought medical help. Lobotomies are an extreme but illustrative example, as most lobotomized patients were women, although most institutionalized patients at the time were men. In 1937, Freeman and surgeon James Watts published on the surgery’s benefits, based on a case study of six patients with psychiatric symptoms. They credited the surgery for alleviating patients’ symptoms: “insomnia, … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women in Government

Full active participation of women in legislatures that hold seats equal to men is not just a goal in itself but is central to building and sustaining democracies. The equal presence of women, their leadership and their perspective in governments is essential to ensure greater responsiveness to all citizens’ needs. Our world is slowly recognizing this need. Over the last 20 years, the proportion across the globe increased from 13% in 2000 to 2% per cent in 2020. Africa has increased the … [Read more...]

5 Historical Facts about the Women’s March

The Women's March on Washington was a historical event. The protests were the most significant mass electoral participation in U.S. history. This has not been forgotten. Some readers may agree with the Women's March, while others disagree. Regardless, it is essential to know that women and other minorities have struggled to gain equality for centuries - even to reclaim simple aspects of their identities. This article has outlined some interesting historical facts regarding the Women's … [Read more...]

March: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. This honored month provides an opportunity to honor the generations of trailblazing women and girls who have built our Nation, shaped our progress, and strengthened our character as a people. International Women's Day on March 8 received formal recognition internationally started in 1910, when a women by the name … [Read more...]

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