International Women's Day Slide Show

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The City of Hayward Celebrates International Women’s Day:

The City of Hayward Celebrates International Women’s Day Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Activists for Suffrage, working for women’s right to vote in the U.S.A.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) USA :

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) USA Suffragette – Working for women’s right to vote “I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.” “I shall not grow conservative with age.”

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) USA  :

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) USA Suffragette – Working for women’s right to vote “I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.”

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) England :

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) England Leader of the British Suffragette movement Founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), an all-women suffrage advocacy organization dedicated to “deeds, not words” “Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it.”

Barbara Lee (b. 1946- ) USA :

Barbara Lee ( b . 1946- ) USA California Congresswoman from the 9 th Congressional District (1998- ) “Kids can't see us bombing, and then listen to us talking about getting guns out of the schools. How can we tell them to solve problems without violence, if, in fact, we can't show an ability to solve problems without violence?”

Ada Yonath (b.1939- ) Israel:

Ada Yonath ( b .1939- ) Israel Nobel Prize for Chemistry (2009) 1 st Israeli Woman, 1 st Middle Easterner to win a Nobel Prize “Survival is far more complicated, much more demanding (than doing science). You can always try another approach; even change your subject when a scientific strategy or experiment fails. But when you are hungry you are hungry!"

Angelita Albano Castro Kelly (b.1947- ) USA :

Angelita Albano Castro Kelly ( b .1947- ) USA 1 st Filipino Woman manger at NASA "Get a good education, stay true to the Filipino values (God, family, honesty, hard work), be flexible (one door leads to another door), and never forget to pray! Prayer, hard work, and determination ("can do" attitude) will help you achieve success.”

Rosalind Franklin (1920- 1958) England:

Rosalind Franklin (1920- 1958) England Geneticist - aided in discovery of DNA “In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall come nearer to success and that success in our aims (the improvement of the lot of mankind, present and future) is worth attaining ... I maintain that faith in this world is perfectly possible without faith in another world.”

Dolores Huerta (b.1930- ) USA  :

Dolores Huerta ( b .1930- ) USA Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers “If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?”

Romana ACosta Banuelos (b.1925- ) USA :

Romana ACosta Banuelos ( b. 1925- ) USA Treasurer of the United States (1971-1974)

Jane Addams (1860-1935) USA   :

Jane Addams (1860-1935) USA Nobel Peace Prize (1931) Social Reformer – founder of Hull House “Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.”

Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) USA:

Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) USA Birth Control Advocate Social Justice Advocate “No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.”

Mother Theresa (1910-1997) INDIA :

Mother Theresa (1910-1997) INDIA Nobel Peace Prize (1979) Founded Sisters of Charity “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”

Mary Mcleod Bethune Cookman (1876-1955) USA :

Mary Mcleod Bethune Cookman (1876-1955) USA Activist and Educator “ Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.”

Bertha Von Suttner (1843-1914) Austria :

Bertha Von Suttner (1843-1914) Austria 1 st woman to win Nobel Peace Prize (1905) Pacificist “After the verb ‘to love,’ ‘to help’ is the most beautiful verb in the world.” “Seek not good from without: seek it within yourselves, or you will never find it.”

Miriam Van Waters (1887-1974) USA   :

Miriam Van Waters (1887-1974) USA Prison Reformer for Women

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) USA :

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) USA 1 st American Woman to win Nobel Prize for Literature (1932)

Dorothy Day (1897-1980) USA :

Dorothy Day (1897-1980) USA Social Justice Activist Co-founder of Catholic Worker movement

Selma Lagerlof (1858-1940) Sweden :

Selma Lagerlof (1858-1940) Sweden 1 st woman to win Nobel Prize for Literature (1909)

  Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964) USA   :

Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964) USA Activist and educator “. . . women are more quiet. They don't feel called to mount a barrel and harangue by the hour every time they imagine they have produced an idea.”

Shirin Ebadi (b.1947- ) Iran :

Shirin Ebadi ( b .1947- ) Iran Nobel Peace Prize (2003) 1 st Iranian to receive a Nobel Prize 1 st Muslim woman to receive a Nobel Prize “Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.”

Agatha Barbara (1923-2002) Malta:

Agatha Barbara (1923-2002) Malta President of Malta 1982-1987 “At the time, there was no social justice at all. I wanted to help put things right. I wanted to help people."

Margaethe cammermey (b. 1942- ) USA:

Margaethe cammermey ( b . 1942- ) USA Social Justice Activist Veterans Administration Nurse of the Year (1985) Bronze Star for her service in the Vietnam War “We are your daughters, your sisters, your sons, your nurses, your mechanics, your athletes, your police, your politicians, your fathers, your doctors, your soldiers, your mothers. We live with you, care for you, help you, protect you, teach you, love you, and need you. All we ask is that you let us. We are no different. We want to serve, like you. Need love, like you. Feel pain, like you. And we deserve justice, like you.”

Alva Myrdal (1902-1986) SWEDEN :

Alva Myrdal (1902-1986) SWEDEN Nobel Peace Prize (1982) “It is of the greatest importance that people and governments in many more countries than ours should realize that it is more dangerous to have access to nuclear arms than not to possess them.”

Ann Richards (1933-1995) USA:

Ann Richards (1933-1995) USA Governor of Texas (1991-1995) “I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.” “[I've] been tested by fire and the fire lost.”

Aung San Suu Kyi (b.1945- ) Myanmar:

Aung San Suu Kyi ( b .1945- ) Myanmar Nobel Peace Prize (1991) “In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.” “If you're feeling helpless, help someone. ” “You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.”

Marie Curie (1867- 1934) France :

Marie Curie (1867- 1934) France Nobel Prize Winner for Physics (1903) Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry (1911) She is one of only two people who have been awarded a Nobel Prize in two different fields. Nevertheless, in 1911 the French Academy of Sciences refused to abandon its prejudice against women, and she failed by two votes to be elected a member.

Rita Levi Montalcini (b.1909- ) ITALY:

Rita Levi Montalcini ( b .1909- ) ITALY Nobel Prize for Medicine (1986) “Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.”

Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) Pakistan:

Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) Pakistan Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988-1990 & 1993-1996) “You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) USA :

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) USA First Lady(1933-1945) Social Justice Activist “A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” “Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.”

Corazon Aquino (1933-2009) Philippines:

Corazon Aquino (1933-2009) Philippines President of the Philippines (1986-1992) “I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles.” “I just do whatever it is that I believe I should do, regardless of the risks to my life.”

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (b. 1938- ) Liberia:

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ( b . 1938- ) Liberia President of Liberia (2006-) Nobel Peace Prize (2011) 1 st Woman President of an African Country “The process of transformation is never easy because it means that you have to reshape and renew and that is the process.”

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (b.1947- ) Philippines:

Gloria Macapagal -Arroyo ( b .1947- ) Philippines President of the Philippines (2001-2010) “The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.” “There is no calling in life nobler than to serve the people of one's nation in pursuit of the Jeffersonian ideal of ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’”

Golda Meir (1898-1978) ISRAEL :

Golda Meir (1898-1978) ISRAEL Prime Minister of Israel (1969-1974) “Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!” “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton (b.1947- ) USA :

Hillary Rodham Clinton ( b .1947- ) USA First Lady of the United States (1993-2001) Senator from New York (2001-2009) Secretary of State (2009– ) “If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.” “The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.”

Janet Jagan (1920-2009) GUYANA :

Janet Jagan (1920-2009) GUYANA President of Guyana (1997-1999) "...women must join in the struggle to bring about political and socio-economic changes so that there will be equal opportunities for all..."

Leymah Gbowee (b. 1972- ) liberia:

Leymah Gbowee ( b . 1972- ) liberia Nobel Peace Prize (2011) “This is a rallying call for unity, this day is a rallying call for us to come together as one people and say no to division, no to political manipulation, no to ethnicity, no to tribalism, no to sectionalism, no to every negative thing that will divide us as a people.”

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) USA:

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) USA 1 st African American Woman to get a pilot’s license (1921) “I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly.” “The air is the only place free from prejudices.”

Mary Robinson (b.1944- ) ireland:

Mary Robinson ( b .1944- ) ireland President of Ireland (1990-1997) "I do not like the term collateral damage, people are not collateral damage, they are people, and they are civilians.” "I've always recognized the importance of addressing shortcomings and being outspoken, an awkward voice."

Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) USA:

Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) USA 1 st female Texas State Senator (1966-1972) 1 st southern black female in the US House of Representatives (1972-1979) “Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.” “Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.”

Megawati Sukarnoputri (b.1947- ) indonesia:

President of Indonesia (2001-2004) “I want to encourage our people, to educate our people to have the courage to understand and fight for their rights.” Megawati Sukarnoputri ( b .1947- ) indonesia

Michelle Bachelet (b.1951- ) Chile:

Michelle Bachelet ( b .1951- ) Chile President of Chile (2006-2010) Head of UN Women (2010- ) “I am a woman, a socialist, separated and agnostic—all the sins together.”

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916-2000) Sri lanka:

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916-2000) Sri lanka Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1994-2000) 1 st woman in the world to hold the office of Prime Minister Her daughter later became President of Sri Lanka

Chandrika Kumaratunga (b. 1945- ) SRI LANKA:

Chandrika Kumaratunga ( b . 1945- ) SRI LANKA President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005) Daughter of Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike “Peace is not the law imposed by the mighty, but that which is founded on equality and dignity of all peoples.”

Tarja Halonen (b.1943- ) Finland:

Tarja Halonen ( b .1943- ) Finland President of Finland (2000- ) “The 21st century can thrive only if women of learning—in common with their male counterparts—are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full.”

Violeta Chamorro (b.1929- ) Nicaragua   :

President of Nicaragua (1990-1997) “Reconciliation is more beautiful than victory.” Violeta Chamorro ( b .1929- ) Nicaragua

Harriet Quimby (1875-1912) USA:

Harriet Quimby (1875-1912) USA 1 st American Woman to get a pilot’s license (1911) and to fly over the English Channel (1912) “The men flyers have given out the impression that aeroplaning is very perilous work, something that an ordinary mortal should not dream of attempting. But when I saw how easily the man flyers manipulated their machines I said I could fly.”

Madelaine Albright (b.1937- ) USA :

Madelaine Albright ( b .1937- ) USA Ambassador to the UN (1993-1997) 1 st Female Secretary of State (1997-2001) “We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism.”

Rigoberta Menchu (b. 1959- ) Guatemala :

Rigoberta Menchu ( b . 1959- ) Guatemala Nobel Peace Prize (1992) Guatemalan Indigenous Rights Activist UNESCO PRIZE for Peace Education (1990) National Freedom Award (2002) “Nonviolence also means the recognition that the person on one side of the trench and the person on the other side of the trench are both human beings, with the same faculties.”

Mary McAleese (b.1951- ) Ireland:

Mary McAleese ( b .1951- ) Ireland President of Ireland (1997-2011) “That past is still within our living memory, a time when neighbour helped neighbour, sharing what little they had out of necessity, as well as decency.”

Billie Jean King (b.1943- ) USA :

Billie Jean King ( b .1943- ) USA Award Winning Tennis Player Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009) for her work advocating for the rights of women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered community “Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn't allowed in a photo because I wasn't wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport.”

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) USA :

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) USA 1 st Woman to receive a medical degree in the United States “If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled.”

Mireya Moscoso (b.1946- ) Panama:

Mireya Moscoso ( b .1946- ) Panama President of Panama (1999-2004)

Tawakel Karman (b.1979- ) Yemen:

Tawakel Karman ( b .1979- ) Yemen Nobel Peace Prize (2011) Youngest person ever to receive a Nobel prize 1 st Arab Woman to receive a Nobel prize “We have been marginalized for a long time, and now is the time for women to stand up and become active without needing to ask for permission or acceptance.”

Vaira Vike-Freiberga (b.1937- ) Latvia:

Vaira Vike-Freiberga ( b .1937- ) Latvia President of Latvia (1999-2007) “It is much easier to tolerate a dictator when he is dictating over somebody else's life and not your own.”

Shirley Chisolm   (1924-2005) USA :

Shirley Chisolm (1924-2005) USA 1 st black woman to serve in the United States Congress (1969-1983) 1 st major-party African American candidate for President 1 st woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination (1972) “I've always met more discrimination being a woman than being black.”

Vigdis Finnbogadottir (b. 1930- ) Iceland:

Vigdis Finnbogadottir ( b . 1930- ) Iceland President of Iceland (1980-1996) 1 st woman in the world to serve as an elected head of state Founding chair of the Council of Women World Leaders at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University (1996) President of the UN Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (1998)

Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) Kenya :

Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) Kenya Environmental & Political Activist “African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are—to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence.”

Women of the Supreme Court:

Women of the Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (b.1933- ) USA   :

Ruth Bader Ginsburg ( b .1933- ) USA U.S. Supreme Court Justice “The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.” “I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.”

Sonia Sotomayor  (b.1954- ) USA :

Sonia Sotomayor ( b .1954- ) USA U. S. Supreme Court Justice “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.”

Elena Kagan (b.1960- ) USA :

Elena Kagan ( b .1960- ) USA U.S. Supreme Court Justice “No one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide.”

Sandra Day O’Connor (b.1930- ) USA :

Sandra Day O’Connor ( b .1930- ) USA U.S. Supreme Court Justice (retired) “Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.”

California Supreme Court Justices:

California Supreme Court Justices

Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye  (b.1959- ) USA :

Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye ( b .1959- ) USA California Supreme Court Justice

Joyce L. Kennard  (b.1941- ) USA :

Joyce L. Kennard ( b .1941- ) USA California Supreme Court Justice 2 nd woman & 1 st Asian American to serve as a justice on the Court “Don’t give up, the road to success is a tough one. You’ll stumble occasionally; just get up and go on. And don’t give up your ideals.”

Kathryn M. Werdegar (b.1936- ) USA :

Kathryn M. Werdegar ( b .1936- ) USA California Supreme Court Justice

Carol A. Corrigan  (b.1948- ) USA :

Carol A. Corrigan ( b .1948- ) USA California Supreme Court Justice

U.S. States who have had Women Governors:

U.S. States who have had Women Governors

Nations with current or past Elected or Appointed Female Heads of State:

Nations with current or past Elected or Appointed Female Heads of State

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