Archive for June, 2022

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: 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: 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: Christiane Amanpour, Journalist

January 27, 2022

Women and Adversity: Christiane Amanpour, Journalist One of the most respected and recognized journalists in the world is Christiane Amanpour. She has embraced adversity by covering stories in w ...

Women and Adversity: Marie Curie

December 23, 2021

Does that perfect gift elude you? Try a biography of one of the most admired women in the world. I posted this blog in May 2021, but Marie Curie is worth reading about again. Born Maria ...

Women and Adversity: Sarah Jane S. T. Garnet Cofounder of Equal Suffrage League of Brooklyn

November 25, 2021

Sarah Jane Smith Thompson Garnet argued that it was undemocratic to deny women the vote because they “had the same human intellectual and spiritual capabilities as men.” Garnet had a di ...

Women and Adversity: Admiral Michelle J. Howard

November 11, 2021

Since it is Veterans Day, I think it’s appropriate to honor a woman who is a veteran. I never knew that a woman, Michelle Janine Howard, had reached the rank of four-star admiral in the Navy ...

Women and Adversity: Belva Ann Lockwood, First Woman to Argue Before the Supreme Court

October 28, 2021

Belva Ann Lockwood’s flamboyant manner and special ability of self-promotion helped people of her era become more aware that women had talents equal to those of men. When she was denied the ri ...


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