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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. :-)

...Comments? Thoughts?


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

    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.

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

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


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

  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!

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

    Thanks, Sue! I second that. :-)