Archive for January, 2023

Women and Adversity: Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia

January 26, 2023

Women and Adversity: Kaja Kallas Prime Minister of Estonia This blog is meant to encourage women to overcome what is standing in their way so they can achieve their dreams. Enjoy reading about su ...

Women and Adversity Blog: 2023

January 12, 2023

 I began writing Women and Adversity in 2014 to promote women writers and praise their achievements. I believed their words would be inspirational for those aiming to get their stories and books ...

Women and Adversity: 21st Century Women Tsai Ing-wen President of Taiwan

December 8, 2022

  Women and Adversity:  21st Century Women Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen (pronounced Sigh⸍ Ing-when⸍) was elected president of Taiwan in January 2016 and reelected ...

Women and Adversity: 21st Century Women Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda Prime Minister of Gabon

November 24, 2022

Women and Adversity 21st Century Women Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda Prime Minister of Gabon Despite being in the Computer Age, it is challenging to obtain information about world leaders who ...

Women and Adversity: Dame Sandra Prunella Mason, President of Barbados

August 25, 2022

Women and Adversity: 21st Century Women    Dame Sandra Prunella Mason President of Barbados I have been to Barbados and remember passing the stark white State House where the president of the ...

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: 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: 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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