Life Moments for Women video produced by the Film, Media & Social Justice Department
of Mount St. Mary's College.
Song "Women of Today" by Faith Rivera & Beth Eichel, performed by Faith Rivera.
By Patty DeDominic, Business Consultant and Leadership Coach at www.dedominic.com
"Women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights, once and for all."
~ Hillary Clinton
Was it Beyoncé (or should we say Anne Doyle? Or Tama Kieves?) who mused that it’s girls who run the world? Never has that rung more true than this March, with a plethora of events happening in your neighborhood for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
If you didn’t get to attend the 6th annual International Women’s Festival this past February at the Bacara Resort & Spa you can watch the life feed video of the presentations from Health Wealth & Soul at the website www.womensfestivals.org.
You can also mentor someone, buy some books or join the conversation in your own way. PBS recently featured the documentary "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" on Feb 26, 2013, which spotlighted women who have changed the world in multiple ways. You can check out the affiliated website's fresh new look at www.makers.com, where you will find the latest videos from Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and pictures from the recent red carpet premiere of the documentary at the Lincoln Center.
Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #MAKERSchat!
Some of the women featured in the film:
*Media Mogul & Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey on her difficult upbringing, making the most out of a second chance, and turning her remarkable career into a platform to serve a cause greater than herself.
*Dr. Ruth Westheimer on her journey from orphan of the Holocaust to nationally syndicated TV and radio host who continues to teach woman to take responsibility for their own sexual satisfaction.
*Rejected by the Firm: Justice Ginsburg reflects on the different life she might have led if law firms had been open to hiring women when she left law school.