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Showcasing Great Women: The National Women’s Hall of Fame

The National Women's Hall of Fame located in Seneca Falls, NY (photo: NewYorkTraveler.net)

The National Women’s Hall of Fame located in Seneca Falls, NY (photo: NewYorkTraveler.net)

This weekend, women from all over the country will come together in Seneca Falls, NY to celebrate the legacies and achievements of the most influential women in America. If a gathering of strong, influential and passionate women in Seneca Falls sounds familiar, it should. Seneca Falls is where the first Women’s Rights Convention was held in 1848 and it started the revolutionary fight for women’s suffrage. Now, it is home to the National Women’s Hall of Fame. (more…)

Investing in Women: Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates, philanthropist, businesswoman, mother (photo c/o AARP)

Melinda Gates: philanthropist, businesswoman and mother of three (photo c/o AARP)

Melinda Gates has been making headlines the past few weeks, and with good reason. Accomplished businesswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian and family matriarch, Gates wears many hats. She has always taken a personal interest in the world’s poorest countries and people. As co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation she has made it her mission to find ways science and technology can be used to better lives in developing countries. In recent years, she has focused her attention specifically on the women of these impoverished areas, working to empower and give them access to the opportunities they all deserve to create the future they desire.  (more…)

Women’s History Month

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Happy Women’s History Month!

Every day we celebrate women’s history, and in March the rest of the nation joins us. Women are the focus and all month long we honor, recognize and commemorate the great women of our past, present and future.  (more…)

Mentors Matter

ARC founder and team mentor Gail Riggs being cheered by students after the Young Women's College Prep Leadership Breakfast in December. (photo cred: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

ARC founder and team mentor Gail Riggs being cheered by students after the Young Women’s College Prep Leadership Breakfast in December. (photo cred: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

In this wonderful Internet Age, we have access to information on just about any subject. Whatever answers you may seek you can find with a simple Google search. With countless articles, blogs, vlogs, tip lists and studies aimed to help you in every aspect of your life, the Internet has become a hub of “how-to” advice. One question people are always asking? How to be successful. There are articles that can tell you how to succeed in business, in school, in motherhood, in sports, in philanthropy, in relationships, in politics, in fashion, and just about any other subject you can think of. Although these topics are wildly different (what it takes to succeed in one area may not be the same in another), there is one piece of advice you’ll see over and over again no matter what the topic or the source: Find a mentor.  (more…)

Central Park: Where Are The Women?

The ARC Team Statue Selfie with Susan B. Anthony, Susan B. Anthony Square Park, Rochester NY

The ARC Team Statue Selfie with Susan B. Anthony, Susan B. Anthony Square Park, Rochester NY

As the Abigail Riggs Collection continues to spread our mission of empowering women and celebrating iconic women pioneers, we are lucky to be involved in many different and exciting projects. Recently, Coline Jenkins, who is the great-great-granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, reached out to inform us of a major injustice happening right in our own backyard: Of the 50-something statues that are in New York City’s Central Park, not one is of a real woman. (more…)