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TOP 10: International Women’s Day: Photos and Quotes from Women Explorers

Jane Goodall, explorer

International Women’s Day–Photos and Quotes from Women Explorers: Amy Bucci–nationalgeographic.com–3/8/13–Photo of Jane Goodall: Mike Nichols

Madeleine Albright Presents “Prague Winter”– A Personal Story

Madeleine Albright

By Laurie McAndish King/March 8, 2013

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I am reading Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, a fascinating book written by Dr. Madeleine Albright, one of the most accomplished and influential women of our time. When she took office as the 64th U.S. Secretary of State, Albright became the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.  [Read more…]

Top 10: Why International Women’s Day Matters

International Women's Day 2012

Why International Women’s Day Matters: Andree Simon–huffingtonpost.com–3/8/12

Susan Edwards’ New Film Salutes Environmental Crusader Marion Stoddart

Susan Edwards

Filmmaker Susan Edwards

UPDATE 3/22/13: Today is World Water Day: Why It Matters

By Pamela Burke

Thanks to Susan Edwards’ new documentary “Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000,” we get to meet one of America’s most dedicated environmentalists. Sue spent four years piecing together the story of how Marion and her supporters took on the challenge of restoring the Nashua River in New England, one of the most polluted bodies of water in the country.

As we celebrate the 100th Annniversary of International Women’s Day, we honor Marion Stoddart who proved one person can make a difference.

Marion Stoddart

Marion Stoddart kayaking down the Nashua River, 2009

The river in Massachusetts above where you see Marion paddling went from “a hopeless, toxic sludge pit” in the sixties to a waterway filled with fish, birds, and kayakers twenty years later.

I grew up near this river that winds through the center of the state to southern New Hampshire and couldn’t believe how polluted it became. When I heard about Marion’s environmental triumph, I had to find Susan and ask her about her fascinating film and this one woman warrior… [Read more…]