Womens History Month 2008


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Womens History Month 2008

  1. 1. March is Women’s History Month
  2. 2. Beginnings of Women’s Month <ul><li>March 1980, Americans celebrated women's accomplishments in the week of March 8, in combination with International Women's Day </li></ul><ul><li>In 1987, National Women's History Month Resolution was approved by congress </li></ul>
  3. 3. Facts <ul><li>Estimated work-life earnings of women with a professional degree who work full time:- </li></ul><ul><li>$2.9 million </li></ul><ul><li>Number of female workers in education, health and social services industries:- </li></ul><ul><li>20.3 million </li></ul><ul><li>Number of people employed by women-owned businesses:- </li></ul><ul><li>More than 7.1 million </li></ul><ul><li>There were 7,231 women-owned firms with 100 or more employees, generating $274 billion in gross receipts. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Famous Women Through Time <ul><li>Elizabeth Blackwell </li></ul><ul><li>Born in England (1821-1910) </li></ul><ul><li>First woman medical doctor in the U.S.A </li></ul><ul><li>In 1853, founded the NY Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children </li></ul><ul><li>One of the founders of the National Health Society of London </li></ul>
  5. 5. Famous Women Through Time <ul><li>Victoria Woodhull </li></ul><ul><li>Born September 23, 1838 in Homer, Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Nominated for the U.S. Presidency by the Equal Rights Party in 1872 </li></ul><ul><li>Her proposal included:- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An eight-hour work day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graduated income tax </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New divorce law </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Famous Women Through Time <ul><li>Lihua Lei </li></ul><ul><li>Born 1966 in Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>She contracted polio when she was only 5 months old </li></ul><ul><li>Came to the United States in her early 20’s </li></ul><ul><li>As an artist, she designs installation art that defines her own personal experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Leading a movement that embraces disability as reflected through the art work </li></ul>
  7. 7. Famous Women Through Time <ul><li>Harmony Hammond </li></ul><ul><li>Born in 1944 </li></ul><ul><li>A pioneer of the feminist art movement </li></ul><ul><li>Activist, writer, martial artist, painter, and volunteer firefighter </li></ul><ul><li>Her art work has been shown in 30 different exhibitions and all around the world </li></ul>
  8. 8. Famous Women Through Time <ul><li>Florence Nightingale </li></ul><ul><li>Lived (1820-1910) </li></ul><ul><li>Known as “The Lady with the Lamp” </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer of modern nursing </li></ul><ul><li>A writer and noted statistician </li></ul><ul><li>International Nurses Day is celebrated on her birthday each year </li></ul><ul><li>Nightingale School of Nursing named after her </li></ul>
  9. 9. Famous Women Through Time <ul><li>Ruth Bader Ginsburg </li></ul><ul><li>Born March 15, 1933,Brooklyn, New York </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated first among the women in her class at Cornell University </li></ul><ul><li>She was involved in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union </li></ul><ul><li>In 1993, she was nominated for the Supreme Court Associate Justice by President Bill Clinton </li></ul>
  10. 10. Famous Women Through Time <ul><li>Faith Ringgold (b.1930) </li></ul><ul><li>Painter, Quilter and Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Best known for her painted story quilts </li></ul><ul><li>Has exhibited her work in major museums across all continents </li></ul><ul><li>Has written and illustrated eleven children's books </li></ul>
  11. 11. Famous Women Through Time <ul><li>June Claire Wayne (b.1918) </li></ul><ul><li>Painter, Lithographer, and Filmmaker </li></ul><ul><li>She is credited &quot;for a renaissance in the art of lithography in America&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Created Tamarind Institute of the University of New Mexico </li></ul>
  12. 12. Famous Quotes <ul><li>“We will not hold ourselves bound by any laws which we have no voice.“ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Abigail Smith Adams </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mae Jemison, astronaut </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>I do not know the word 'quit.' Either I never did, or I have abolished it. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Susan Butcher, 1988 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Famous Quotes Cont. <ul><li>How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maya Angelou, African American poet </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Amelia Earhart </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Oprah Winfrey </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>