“It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman’s brain!” – Anna Garlin Spencer
April 17th is the anniversary of the birth of Anna Carpenter Garlin Spencer (1851 – 1931), minister, feminist, educator, pacifist, reformer and writer on ethics and social problems.
“She was the first woman in Rhode Island to be ordained and served as the minister of the Bell Street Chapel in Providence.”
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Sarah Culberson, Co-Founder and president of the Kposowa Foundation, was honored at the 50/50 Leadership & UNA’s 4th Annual Women of the World Awards and World Leadership Day. Culberson was born in Morgantown, West Virginia to an African father and a white mother. As an infant, she was given up to foster care, adopted by a loving white family, and grew up contemplating her identity and her biracial roots. In early childhood, Culberson fell in love with theatre and later won an acting scholarship to attend West Virginia University. She earned her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and joined the Los Angeles acting community.
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Yulia Tymoshenko, the charismatic Orange Revolution heroine, served as prime minister and was running for president of the Ukraine, fell in love with the white tiger, Tigryulia, and made the animal a key image of her campaign. Afterward, Tigryulia was placed in the Yalta zoo and a Tymoshenko ally brought in the Bengal tiger, Patrice, from France to keep her company, but the two didn’t hit it off at first. Tymoshenko lost the 2010 presidential election to her longtime foe, the Orange Revolution nemesis President Viktor Yanukovych, and was sentenced to seven years in prison in October on charges of abuse of office. The trial was condemned by the West as politically motivated.
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“We all construct world views that give us a sense of meaning. Mostly it is about belonging to a group and having a sense of identity and purpose.” – Carmen Lawrence
Carmen Mary Lawrence (born March 2, 1948) is a retired Australian politician; a former Premier of Western Australia and the first woman to become Premier of a State of the Commonwealth of Australia.
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Tawakel Abdel-Salam Karman (born 7 February 1979) became the international public face of the 2011 Yemeni uprising that is part of the Arab Spring uprisings. She has been called by Yemenis the “Iron Woman” and “Mother of the Revolution.”. She is a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize and the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date.
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is the 24th and current President of Liberia. She served as Minister of Finance under President William Tolbert from 1979 until the 1980 coup d’état, after which she left Liberia and held senior positions at various financial institutions. She placed a very distant second in the 1997 presidential election. Later, she was elected President in the 2005 presidential election and took office on 16 January 2006. She successfully ran for re-election in 2011. Sirleaf is the first and currently the only elected female head of state in Africa.
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According to Forbes list of the “World’s Most Powerful Women of 2010”, Angela Merkel, is the most powerful woman on the planet. Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany, who oversees Europe’s largest economy. Renowned free-market champion and favorite of big business, boasts nine public companies with annual sales in excess of $70 billion. In all, there are 57 German companies on the Forbes Global 2000 ranking of the world’s largest public companies, with aggregate sales of $1.7 trillion.
Source cited: http://www.forbes.com/profile/angela-merkel
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Here is some information on the first (and one of the only) female Pharaohs of Egypt, Hatshepsut!
Born in the 15th century BC, Hatshepsut, daughter of Tuthmose I and Aahmes, both of royal lineages, was the favorite of their three children. When her two brothers died, she was in the unique position to gain the throne upon the death of her father. To have a female pharaoh was unprecedented and probably most definitely unheard of as well. When Tuthmose I passed away, his son by the commoner Moutnofrit, Tuthmose II, technically ascended the throne. For the few years of his reign, however, Hatshepsut seems to have held the reins. From markings on his mummy, archaeologists believe Tuthmose II had a skin disease, and he died after ruling only three or four years. Hatshepsut, his half sister and wife, had produced no offspring with him (her daughter Nefrure was most likely the daughter of her lover Senmut), although he had sired a son through the commoner Isis. This son, Tuthmose III, was in line for the throne, but due to his age Hatshepsut was allowed to reign as queen dowager.
Source Cited: http://www.bediz.com/hatshep/story.html
On October 31, 2010 Brazil elected its first woman president according to a statement from the Supreme Electoral Court which oversees elections. Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist guerrilla who was tortured and imprisoned during Brazil’s long dictatorship was elected president on Halloween of this year. Brazil is a country in the midst of rapid economic and political change and is Latin America’s biggest nation.
Source cited: http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/ex-guerrilla-to-be-brazils-first-female-president/19696856
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Every March I post one blog per day on notable women and their amazing accomplishments. Come join me to learn about women in science, women inventors, politicians and poets, freedom fighters and artists.
Many of these women have been buried in history, their stories ignored or never told…..meet amazing people whose voices have been silenced, but who are finally being given the credit they deserve!
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