Women and Adversity

Women and Adversity: 21st Century Women, Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore

June 23, 2022

Women and Adversity: 21st Century Women Halimah Yacob President of Singapore Restricting qualifications so only ONE person can qualify? That’s what happened in the Republic of Singapore’s ...

Women and Adversity: 21st Century Women, Robinah Nabbanja, First Woman Prime Minister

June 9, 2022

Talk about wading into unknown waters! Except for Idi Amin, I don’t know anything about Uganda. Its governing bodies and education system are different from the U.S. and can be difficult to ...

Women and Adversity: 21st Century Women: Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland

May 26, 2022

Aside from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompting Finland, a country of 5.5 million, to apply for membership in NATO, which has gained headlines around the world, Sanna Marin also has gained ...

Women and Adversity: Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand  

May 12, 2022

  It’s fascinating to learn about the women who are the leader of their nation. Currently, there are more than two dozen worldwide, and Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, is ...

Women and Adversity: Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister of Bangladesh

April 28, 2022

   I have primarily featured women writers on my blog, but I’m shifting gears here and want to highlight women in politics, focusing on women around the world who are heads of state ...

Women and Adversity: Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of England from 1952-present

April 14, 2022

Although most people refer to Queen Elizabeth II as the Queen of England, she is actually Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other commonwealths. She follows strict rules of protocol, the Brit ...

Women and Adversity: Wilma Rudolph First American Woman to win three Gold Medals at one Olympics

March 24, 2022

Sports and sports figures are not high on my list of interests, but for Women’s History Month I decided to feature Wilma Rudolph after reading a quote of hers: “Never underestimate the power of ...

Women and Adversity: Eleanor Roosevelt First Lady, Author, Humanitarian

March 10, 2022

I have featured Eleanor Roosevelt in the past, but for Women’s History Month I thought it appropriate to highlight her again as our most influential First Lady. An item in the winter 2022 ...

Women and Adversity: Gwendolyn Brooks, First Black to Win a Pulitzer Prize

February 24, 2022

I met Gwendolyn Brooks in 1990 when I asked her to be a featured speaker in a writers’ conference I organized at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois. She was one of the most g ...

Women and Adversity: Maya Angelou Author, Poet, Actress, Activist

February 10, 2022

  When I read that Maya Angelou had written seven autobiographies, I doubted she could maintain interest about her life through all those books. How wrong I was. I Know Why the Caged Bir ...


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