I’ve been delighting as I’ve reviewed the rich and inspiring Women’s History Month guest posts here on 9 Ways and want to invite all 9 Ways readers to read or reread them to get the full spectrum.
A huge “thank you” shout out to each generous contributor–you know who you are, so please take a virtual bow.
Some of the guest posts give new insights about women you’ve heard of, while others tell stories of women neither famous nor infamous, but whose lives touched the writers in profound ways. Enjoy each tasty morsel of women’s history! And as always, please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Or just check in to say “thanks” for a story that moved, inspired, or surprised you.
S portswomen—How Alice Marble Led the Way for Althea Gibson
Contributed by Beverly Wettenstein, who often writes and speaks on women in sports as well as women’s representation in the media.
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Breaking Barriers—Kentucky’s first female African American Senator Georgia Davis Powers.
Political consultant and publisher of ElectWomen Magazine Kathy Groob’s tribute to the first woman and first African American elected to the Kentucky state senate.
Best of International Women’s Day: Be a Front Porch Lady
Chief Hot Mama Kathy Korman Frey profiles one of her heroes, Esther SilverParker, and urges women to support one another’s aspirations.
Beyond the Headlines: How to Find Role Models with Expertise
Writer Emily Jasper discusses her realization that the women who are her most cherished role models are leaders because of what they do with their talents.
Violence Against Women: Not in MY Backyard—Er, subway car?
Everyone on the subway with author and co-founder of SheWrites.com, Deborah Siegel, will forever think twice before looking away from a violent act.
Would You Expect a Circus Elephant to Work this Hard?
Suzan St. Maur thinks Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, aka Queen Elizabeth of England, is an inspiration to working women everywhere.
GLORIA FELDT is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to major news outlets, and the Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead. People has called her “the voice of experience,” and among the many honors she has been given, Vanity Fair called her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers,” and Glamour chose her as a “Woman of the Year.”
As co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a leading women’s leadership nonprofit, her mission is to achieve gender parity by 2025 through innovative training programs, workshops, a groundbreaking 50 Women Can Change The World immersive, online courses, a free weekly newsletter, and events including a monthly Virtual Happy Hour program and a Take The Lead Day symposium that reached over 400,000 women globally in 2017.