Mother and Child

It’s Mothers Day, Every Day

May 8, 2012 by

Mother's Day hasn't always been about gifts, flowers and candy, and although many of us may think it was created as a marketing ploy by the greeting card industry, days of tribute in honor of mothers, can actually be traced back to the Greeks and ancient Romans. In fact, Mother's Day in the United States, was established almost one hundred years ago by woman you should know, Anna Jarvis. Over the decades, ... [Read More]

autism awareness month

Women Talk: 10 Questions with Debbie Hilibrand, Autism Advocate

It's April and that means Autism Awareness Month - a particular reminder to people nationally that autism statistics are now an overwhelming 1 in 88, according to the latest 2012 report from the Centers for Disease Control. Autism wasn't really in the news ten years ago and not even 20 years ago, when autism warrior mom Debbie Hilibrand started a micro-revolution. A graduate of the University of Chicago ... [Read More]

Jennifer Shacker_Christine Jones

“Are You My Prince? You Certainly Took Your Time.” The Reality Of Fairy Tales

April 18, 2012 by

Once upon a time, in different lands far, far away, there lived two scholars... Christine Jones, associate professor of literature and languages at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT), and Jennifer Schacker, professor of English at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). United by a common scholarly interest and complementary expertise, they embarked on an epic collaboration that crossed both ... [Read More]

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month: Women in Poetry

April 16, 2012 by

April is National Poetry Month, which was founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to honor the art of poetry, and to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in America. In today's day and age where technology rules and texting and email are our most pervasive forms of writing, poetry seems to have taken a back seat in most of our lives. So, when we decided we wanted to learn more about women ... [Read More]

Tammy Tibbetts: She’s The First

April 12, 2012 by

We are continuously inspired and blown away by every day women who recognize a need or a problem and set out to make a difference, fueled by their unwavering passion, compassion and an entrepreneurial spirit. Tammy Tibbetts is one of those women. The former prom website editor turned founder of the non-profit She's the First, has made it her mission to support girls' education in the developing world, ... [Read More]

Chef Ann Cooper

The Renegade Lunch Lady: A Chef With A Recipe For Change

April 3, 2012 by

FACT 1: Today, about 1 in 3 American kids & teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. [Source: American Heart Association] FACT 2: Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, characterized the threat of childhood obesity as follows, "Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy ... [Read More]


100 Years Of Building Courage, Confidence and Character

March 12, 2012 by

Today, March 12th, marks the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) Centennial Anniversary. We are all familiar with the Girl Scout cookies and merit badges, but this organization is much more than just that. One hundred years ago today, with the goal of bringing girls out of their isolated home surroundings, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for a local Girl Scout meeting. She ... [Read More]

Women LEAD Founders

Teaching A Nation Of Young Women To LEAD

March 8, 2012 by

Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day, a global event observed since the early 1900's to connect women, to inspire women and to celebrate women's achievements. It's the perfect day to share the story of two incredible, young women - both recent college grads - who are on a mission to empower other young women to pursue their own vision for change... clear across the globe.  In 2007, when ... [Read More]