"FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE" - Susan B. Anthony

Posts Tagged: Women’s Rights

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…)

Emma Watson Gets HeForShe Trending

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson speaking at the UN about gender inequality and the HeForShe movement

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson speaking at the UN about gender inequality and the HeForShe movement

At the UN in New York City this past Saturday, Emma Watson stepped into her new role as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and introduced the “HeForShe” campaign, a movement that aims to unite men and women in the fight for gender equality. After listening to her speech and seeing the impact it is having on men and women everywhere there is no question that Watson is the right woman for the job. (more…)

Women’s Equality Day

Left: The Susan B. Anthony House, 17 Madison St, Rochester, NY; Right: Outside The Susan B. Anthony House with the Ms. Anthony from Abigail Riggs Collection

Left: The Susan B. Anthony House, 17 Madison St, Rochester, NY; Right: Outside The Susan B. Anthony House with the Ms. Anthony from Abigail Riggs Collection

After a visit to The National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House this past Sunday, I left feeling inspired but also humbled. In this day and age, the efforts of Susan B. Anthony and her fellow suffragettes are often overlooked. Voting is a right that today many people (including women) take for granted. But less than 100 years ago, women were still denied this basic right. Women like Susan B. Anthony dedicated their lives to equality. They put themselves in harm’s way and tirelessly campaigned, petitioned and spoke all over America in order to gain equal rights for women. This Tuesday, August 26 is Women’s Equality Day; this day commemorates the passing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Most people know about the 19th Amendment, but what about the long and difficult road that led to it? (more…)