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Women’s History Month: Writing Women Back into History

To celebrate Women’s History Month, do you want a quick history of the roles of women in shaping America in the last century? In the early 20th century, women’s suffrage became a hot political issue and strong women worked hard to achieve the vote. But by the 1950’s, when Betty Freidan identified “the problem that has no name,” many women had relinquished their power outside the home. The women’s movement, beginning in the 1960’s moved women to the forefront and revived their place as movers and shakers in society. And … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: Honoring Women in March

Did you know that in 1987, the U.S. Congress declared March to be Women’s History Month? Is this one of America’s best-kept secrets? Although women have contributed to society and culture throughout history, these gifts weren’t recognized until 1911, when International Women’s Day was first established in Europe to be celebrated on March 8th. Nearly a century later, even with Women’s Studies departments a part of most universities, women’s accomplishments are still not well represented in educational materials. So this year, the theme of Women’s History Month is overcoming our … Continue reading

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Stories from Stepping Stones

Many women were generous about sharing their stories with us – and our readers. You can read them in full on our website, www.HerMentorCenter.com, but here’s a brief sampling from 8 different women who had unique yet universal tales to tell in various past issues of Stepping Stones: “The bad news came swiftly and completely unexpectedly – the office was being closed and I was out of a job. This was not the first time I had faced unemployment. In the past, I had always hunkered right down and launched … Continue reading

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