Monday, March 3, 2008



Reposted from HER Mastermind Network....

"Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History" Laurel Thatcher (Harvard historian )


In March we traditionally celebrate Women's History throughout the World. To mark the ocassion, I'd like to honor those who because of their determination (some might call misbehaven') changed the world. I'll be sharing some history making women at work, women's quotes, fun stuff and an "on this day" tidbit.

On This Day in 1887: Anne Sullivan arrived at the home of young Helen Keller to begin to teach her to communicate. (for more on this day, visit: http://womenshistory.about.com/)

Speaking of Communicating...

One of the most prolific communicators among women is Oprah Winfrey and because she continues to make history with every vision she has brought to life, it seems fitting to write about her now.Oprah is truly a phenominal women.

At the age of 19, she became the youngest person and the first African-American woman to anchor the news at Nashville's WTVF-TV. Oprah’s debut in 1985 as "Sofia" in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, is when she won two Academy Awards.

She is also well known for her talk show Oprah which aired in 1986, becoming the highest-rated talk show in television history. In April 2000, Oprah introduced O, The Oprah Magazine, a monthly magazine that has become one of today's leading women's lifestyle publications.

Oprah is co-founder of Oxygen Media, which operates a 24-hour cable television network for women that launched in 1998 and is currently available in more than 69 million homes across America.

Today Oprah is making history with her Live Web Event "Get ready to be awakened!" It has been reported that more than 200,000 people have registered for this webcast. During this 10 week course Oprah and best-selling author Eckhart Tolle will teach an exclusive online class about his book "A New Earth."

If you have not already signed up, there may still be time (I'm not sure). Go to http://www.oprah.com/ to find out more info and see if you can still participate.

I will be there, will you?

See you in the history books...

Heidi

2 comments:

PopArtDiva said...

Well, I guess it's time to start misbehaving!
Recently I posted an article entitled "The Value of Women" on my The Road to Diva blog which points out the unseen and powerful values that women bring to the world. Oprah was one of the women I pointed out, as well as Hillary Clinton, but every woman brings a myriad of unknown and unsung value to her world.
So maybe we can all it "ain't misbehaving just being Diva!"

women networking said...

I really like that quote. So much so that I have the bumper sticker. :) One of the greatest uses of the internet has been social networking sites, and it's nice to see sites like this specifically devoted to women networking. Oh, and I read The Road to Diva blog, and it's great!