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5 More “Aha” Moments from Industrious Women Inventors

How many people know that the circular saw was invented by Tabitha Babbitt in 1812, the life raft by Maria Beasley in 1880 and windshield wipers by Mary Anderson in 1903. Continue reading

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The “Aha” Moments of 6 Industrious Women Inventors

It should not be surprising to learn that these inventions were made by women because they were the ones who recognized what could make a day of housework easier and more efficient.  They knew the cost of making a household run effectively and were always … Continue reading

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The Gift of Sally Ride’s Secret

I stayed up until 4 a.m. last night reading Lynn Sherr’s biography, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, an unwise choice, given my schedule for today. Now, I’m sitting on my flight home to Seattle from NYC, where I … Continue reading

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How Maya Angelou Inspired Me to Write

I was seventeen and at my best friend’s house for her seventeenth birthday party. Despite being really good friends I couldn’t bring myself to share with her what had happened to me when I was aged seven, such was the … Continue reading

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Inspiring Women of WW I : The Hello Girls and Their 60 Year Fight for Veteran Status

While the US Air Force was in its infant stages in 1917 another unit was being formed by Brig. General John Pershing. This one was to be made up of woman pioneers who would become the US Army’s first female … Continue reading

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Literacy and Perseverance Expanded Her World and Her Business

Beaming with confidence, 37-year-old Tina Tuonyon proudly sits by her large market stall in Greenville, the capital city of Sinoe, a rural county in southeast Liberia. Just two years ago, she sold tiny bags of charcoal from a roadside stall … Continue reading

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The Lady of My Dreams: Ada Davenport Kendall

In January, 1919, Ada Davenport Kendall had joined a band of distinguished women from all over the United States to march on Washington and protest in support of women’s right to vote. They chained themselves to the fence outside the … Continue reading

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Why I created InspiredByMyMom.com

Since I started this blog several months ago I have been asked the question “Why?” more times than I can remember so here goes. Over the years I have had the privilege of hearing many amazing accounts of women with … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Decisions

In many ways, Hansaben’s story is typical of millions of ordinary Indian women, but it is also a story of extraordinary strength, determination and courage. Hansaben was born the second of five daughters in a poor farming family. The family … Continue reading

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My Mother, My Inspiration!

We all need to have people around us who believe in us, who love us unconditionally, and who see more in us than we see in ourselves. I am blessed to have many mentors, both personally and professionally, who do … Continue reading

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