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Women's History Month | Women's History Month

lillian-lambert's picture
Mar.13.2013
In April 2013, Harvard Business School (my alma mater) celebrates the 50th year anniversary of admitting women to that prestigious institution.  After years of being an all-male institution, as the premier institution for training managers they finally accepted the fact that training women and...
sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Mar.07.2012
We're in March already and this is a month to celebrate women. March is the time of the year declared officially as Women's History Month. I'm sure we all know a woman or women who deserve to be honored or recognized in some way, so why not use this month to give them kudos. Or if it's a historical...
gina-misiroglu's picture
Apr.12.2011
In recognition of Women's History Month in March, I asked several Red Room authors to write about women who inspired them to become writers themselves. It was my pleasure to shepherd these articles to The Huffington Post's books page, AOL's Black Voices, AOL News, or to Red Room's Originals...
michael-boatman's picture
Apr.03.2011
"Why are you reading all them books? White man ain't gonna let you do anything in them books." I heard these words from an older cousin who expressed his opinion that I wasn't normal. I read constantly, anything I could get my hands on: comics, spy stories, boys' adventures. I even...
dolen-perkins-valdez's picture
Mar.29.2011
I'm just wondering: is it politically incorrect these days to praise women whose primary role is that of housewife? Even in the era of Bravo's highly successful television franchise "Real Housewives," women continue to struggle for the ability to make personal choices regarding career and...
red-room-well-red's picture
Mar.27.2011
By Gina Misiroglu In recognition of Women's History Month, Red Room asked several of its authors to write about women who inspired them to become writers themselves. It's been my pleasure to shepherd these articles to The Huffington Post's books page, AOL's Black Voices, AOL News, or to Red Room's...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.26.2011
She
      It’s that timeWhen history is written in streams In the space between breastsIn the space between thighsIn the space between eyes The ebb and tideFollow the flow In the space between grandma’s wrinklesIn the space between mother’s armsIn the space between ovariesA past makes...
caroline-leavitt's picture
Mar.24.2011
I know what you're thinking. She was a dissolute jazz baby who drank champagne out of her shoe, supposedly ruined the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald and her own, and ended up in a madhouse. So why is Zelda Fitzgerald a heroine to me? Consider the young Zelda. Right from the start, she was an original...
sherry-jones's picture
Mar.23.2011
A'isha bint Abi Bakr married the Prophet Muhammad when she was nine years old -- too young to consent even had she been asked, which she was not. Her mother carried her into the bedroom, set her in his lap, said, "May you have a long and prosperous life together," then walked out...
lucy-coats's picture
Mar.22.2011
I don't remember when I first knew about my heroine, Hildegarde of Bingen, but it seems as if she's been lurking on the edges of my life forever. Perhaps I met her in the pages of a book my grandmother owned. Gran had many books, and I spent hours as a child, lying on her rough sisal carpet,...