"FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE" - Susan B. Anthony

Buzzworthy Women

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…)

The Charles Schwab Conversation With Champions

Gail and her kids, Abby and John, with the rest of our table

Gail next to her children: Abby & John with other guests at the Charles Schwab sponsored LPGA event

The LPGA has been a part of Rochester summers for as long as most residents can remember. Whether it’s watching practice rounds, tournament play, or attending events surrounding the tournament, our community has had the chance to get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in women’s golf. One of these events is the Conversation with Champions. (more…)

Ballington Booth

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Maud Ballington Booth was the embodiment of compassionate strength and courage. Together with her husband, she began Volunteers of America in 1896 and worked tirelessly to “reach and uplift all people.” Today, Volunteers of America is a premier non-profit human service organization that serves 6,000 men, women and children annually in Upstate New York. (more…)