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International Women's Day 2011 Slideshow created for IWD dinner

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    • Inspiring, Embracing, Leading: A Century of Celebrating Women
    • Activism
    • Elizabeth Bagshaw | 1882-1982 Medical director of the first birth control clinic in Canada
    • Elizabeth May | 1954 - Politician Lawyer Environmental Activist Writer
    • Betty Friedan | 1921 - 2006 Author Feminist Activist
    • Simone de Beauvoir | 1908 - 1986 Philosopher Public Intellectual Social Theorist
    • Naomi Wolf | 1962 - Author of “The Beauty Myth” Political Consultant Spokesperson for Third Wave Feminism
    • Government
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    • Angola 1975 Bangladesh 1972 Belgium 1919 Canada 1917 China 1949 Egypt 1956 France 1944 India 1950 Iceland 1915 Malaysia 1957 Mexico 1947 New Zealand 1893 Russia 1918 South Africa 1930 Sweden 1861 Thailand 1932 Ukraine 1919 United States 1920 Yemen 1967
    • 1977 Canadian law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or marital status. 1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain. 1988 Benazir Bhutto becomes Prime Minister of Pakistan. She is the first woman leader of a Muslim country in the modern world. 1989 Canadian women gain access to all combat posts in the military (except Submarine duty). 1973 The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Roe vs. Wade that a woman has a constitutional right to abortion.
    • Angela Merkel | 1954 - Chancellor of Germany Physical Chemist European Council
    • Diana, Princess of Wales | 1961 - 1997 Activist for anti-personnel landmines AIDS activist Rebel
    • Hillary Rodham Clinton | 1947 - Secretary of State Senator First Lady Candidate for Democratic Presidential Nomination Advocate for Health, Women & Children Lawyer Scandal Survivor
    • Business
    • Indra Nooyi | 1955 - CEO of PepsiCo Honourary Co-Chair of World Justice Project
    • Ursula Burns | 1958 - CEO of Xerox First African-American woman to head Fortune 500 company
    • Laura Formusa CEO of Hydro One Founded Women of Energy group to advance women’s issues
    • Science
    • Marie Curie | 1867 - 1934 Chemist Physicist Nobel Prize winner
    • Roberta Bondar | 1945 - Canada’s first female astronaut Educator Neurologist
    • Margaret Mead | 1901 - 1978 Anthropologist Writer Speaker
    • Sport
    • The Edmonton Grads | 1915 - 1940 Women’s Basketball Dedication Determination
    • Silken Laumann | 1964 - Olympian Child Advocate Author
    • Joannie Rochette | 1986 - Olympian
    • The Arts
    • Julia Child | 1912 - 2004 Chef Author
    • Mia Farrow | 1945 - Actress Humanitarian Singer
    • Edith Piaf | 1915 - 1963 Singer Songwriter Actress
    • J.K. Rowling | 1965- Novelist
    • Oprah Winfrey | 1954- Talk Show Host Media Proprietor Actress Philanthropist First African American Woman to become a billionaire
    • Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel | 1883-1971 Fashion Designer
    • Katherine Hepburn | 1907-2003 Actress
    • Toni Morrison | 1931 - Nobel & Pulitzer Prize Winner Author Editor Professor
    • Anne of Green Gables Adventurer Dreamer
    • Billie Holiday | 1915-1959 Singer Songwriter
    • Sarah Polley | 1979- Actress Singer Film Director Screenwriter Political Activist
    • Emily Carr | 1871 - 1945 Painter Writer
    • Ellen DeGeneres | 1958 - Stand up Comedian Talk Show Host Actress LBGT Spokesperson
    • Nancy Drew Mystery Solver Inspiration for young girls everywhere
    • Being a Canadian woman
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