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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pen & Prosper Honors Women's History Month

In a popular song of former decades, Helen Reddy sang: "I am woman hear me roar!"
And though we may be deemed the "weaker sex" women are indeed a force to be reckoned with. We are caretakers, "help mates", political decision makers, noted authors, entertainment icons and more.
Which is why I am tickled "pink" to honor Women's History Month in March.

Here are a few interesting tidbits you should know:
  • Women's History Month was established by Congress in 1987 to recognize the collective contributions and historical impact of women through events, programs, and awareness activities.
  • Women's History Month actually evolved from Women's History Week, which was expanded previously from 1981. 
  • According to statistics provided by www.Census.gov, over 200,000 females are among the active duty ranks in the military as of November, 2012.
  •  Median annual income is slightly over 37,000 for full-time work in 2011.
  • 30.1% of women 25 years of age and older have acquired Bachelor's degrees or higher as of 2011. 
We at Pen and prosper salute you.
And I invite you to join me in recognizing and embracing our awesome-ness!
Throughout this month, I will be featuring guest posts by bodacious female bloggers, sharing interviews, book reviews and more!

Whether you'd like to share a poem of empowerment, give tips on how to juggle a writing career and a family, or provide a motivational quote to move us forward, I'd love to hear from you.
Let's connect.

Leave a comment here on the Blog, or contact me at Gemsjen@yahoo.com.
And as always, thanks for your readership and support--whether you're fabulously female or marvelously male. :-)

Warmly,
Jen
...Comments? Thoughts?

6 comments:

  1. Yay WHM! I've been celebrating all month on my Facebook page. Thanks for the informative post!

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    1. Jennifer Brown BanksMarch 11, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Thank you, Sarah! If you have an article or words of wisdom you'd like to share at Pen & Prosper, I'd certainly welcome it. :-) Happy WHM to you.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this great info! I've done research on some interesting women in history. It's very inspiring! Happy WHM! :)

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    1. Jennifer Brown BanksMarch 13, 2013 at 4:52 AM

      Karen,

      It certainly is! Thanks so much for stopping by and weighing in.

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  3. Women are among my favorite people, Jen. Some of them roar, some giggle, some inspire and prompt action. All have their charms. Thanks for a great post!

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  4. Jennifer Brown BanksMarch 13, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Thanks, Sue! I second that. :-)

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