Monday, 7 March 2016

International Women's Day ~ March 8th


See what is going on in your area for International Women's Day and get involved. If you have an event, you can publish and promote it on their website.

Each country has their theme, and in Canada it is #youareempowerment

Women share and help each other with empowerment for a balanced life!

First the males came and fought over the feeder, dumping the nectar on the ground. Then the female oriole and gila woodpecker came and shared the feeder - hummingbird was waiting patiently nearby.

My parents got it half right... the boys had to do housework as much as the girls and the girls had to do yard work.  But no way could the girls build something or work on a car. Although I must say, when I learned to drive my Dad made me change all four tires on the car... just in case. Too bad he didn't show me about changing the oil, I wouldn't have been stuck on the highway for a few hours!!

When my children were grown I was working at a wholesaler that sold hardwood flooring. My boss had gone for the day and it was almost quitting time when the phone rang. It was a gentleman who ordered all parts of a house (windows, doors, flooring, counters, etc), put them in a container and shipped them to Japan.  He wanted to look at our flooring. Since I had just recently started I asked a salesman to help me out, as he knew all the inventory.  So the gentleman arrived a half hour late, at almost 6 pm. Asking questions about the flooring he kept looking at the salesman even though I was answering.  While I was answering the third question he looked at me and asked "Don't you have a husband and children to get home to?"

It is also Women's History Month in some parts of the world, and here below you may discover some empowered women in history!

Thank goodness some women defied all barriers (and in some cases parents or husbands) and heeded their calling. I empowered my four daughters to be independent and to do whatever they wanted and I am so proud of them!

Who are the women that made a difference in your life??

Relevant Links

The Married Woman's Property Acts of Ontario 1874 

US Women Lighthouse Keepers

Women in Aviation

The Ninety-Nines Club

Wake up Alone and Like it!! 1936

The secret life of women spies

Women of the Red River

Directory of women-owned construction contractors and truckers 1984

200 Remarkable Alberta Women 

Women in Milling

Women n the Police Force UK (scroll to see what is online, click on MEPO numbers, find women officers from 1919-1958)

Alaska Women in the Itarod

Patents Issued to Women

"Classified" List of Vocations for Trained Women 1917

History of Women in Firefighting

History of Women Firefighters PBS

Journals, diaries, and letters written by women on the Oregon Trail 1836-1865

What's your coal miner nickname?

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