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The Montreal Massacre of 14 Women – 25 Years Later

The killing began just before 5 pm on December 6th, 1989 at the École Polytechnique – the engineering faculty of the Université de Montréal. Within less than half an hour 28 people had been shot or stabbed.  All the dead were women and … Continue reading

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She Has Always Marched to the Beat of Her Own Drum

As a young girl I was once asked who my hero was. Without doubt I said, “my mom.” To this day, I would give the same answer. We don’t always see the accurate picture of ourselves through our own eyes. … Continue reading

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Playing Your Part to End Violence against Women

By UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman raises awareness to end violence against women. With UN Women, she has travelled to countries, highlighting the challenges and solutions on the ground to … Continue reading

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How I Was Inspired By an Olympian

I have always been in awe of Olympic athletes. I deeply admire their dedication, determination and drive. While in Mexico in December, I met my first Olympian – Muffy Davis who has won seven Olympic medals. We met when our kids … Continue reading

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My Mom Who Can Do Anything

I have not always been proud of my mom. She knows this, mainly because I would tell her constantly about all of the things she should be doing differently. It’s only fair then that I take the time to tell … Continue reading

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I Do It Because I Promised My Daughter I Would Live

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I think it apropos to honor an inspiring woman, Maimah Karmo, who not only battled with the illness but has taken her challenges and built upon them to educate and support others. She … Continue reading

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Robert Downey Jr.’s Heartfelt Tribute to His Late Mother, His Inspiration

Upon the recent passing of his inspiring mother, Robert Downey Jr. posted HERstory on Facebook – a story which is deserving of being shared. She actually passed away September 22nd, 2014 and I was very moved by this touching tribute. … 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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Remembering the Inspiring Women of World War I

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of “The Great War” or “World War I” and the woman behind the soldiers on the front lines, I will be posting several stories over the next few months highlighting some of the incredible … Continue reading

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Betty Makoni, Activist and Humanitarian – In Her Own Words (Part 1)

Betty Makoni is a woman who has turned devastating adversity into a strength that is impacting and transforming thousands of lives and the generations that follow. She is a gender activist who founded the Girl Child Network (GCN), which cares … Continue reading

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