Women�s History Month

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Women’s History Month:

Women’s History Month

2011 Theme “Our History is Our Strength”:

2011 Theme “Our History is Our Strength” For centuries women’s achievements have been distorted or overlooked Being cognizant of the stories behind powerful women of history, strengthens those that follow Their tenacious and courageous acts are empowering Their struggles along with their success gives hope

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Women have fought and reached heights unimagined Women comprise almost half of the workforce This year, we globally commemorate the 100 th anniversary of International Women’s Day as we take heed to the economic, political and social achievements of women—past, present and future

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“We must carry forward the work of the women who came before us and ensure our daughters have no limits on their dreams, no obstacles to their achievements, and no remaining ceilings to shatter.” --President Barack Obama

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Regardless of the field, these pioneers have impacted our lives thus affected Our History…

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Fannie Lou Hamer Civil Rights Activist Althea Gibson Athlete Anna May Wong Actress Marie Curie Physicist, Chemist Kalpana Chawla Astronaut, Space Mission Specialist

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Amelia Earhart Aviator Maya Lin Designer, Architect Ann Sexton Poet

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Rosa Parks Civil Rights Activist Susan Faludi & Gloria Steinem Feminists, Writers Katharine Hepburn Actress

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and paved the way…

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No matter how big or small their role…

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They made an impact on someone’s life.

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One is not born a woman, one becomes one -Simone de Beauvoir © 2011 Nai’lah Carter