#HerStory 48: Zora Neale Hurston by Tonya Matthews

One of the preeminent writers of 19th century African-American life, the story of Zora Neale Hurston is shared by academic and poet Tonya Matthews. Zora Neale Hurston was an American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist, but best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. This podcast is a syndication of The #HerStory Podcast, which tells […]
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#HerStory 47: Queen Elizabeth I by Katherine Kane

Katherine Kane, Director of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, tells the story of one of histories most revered figures, Queen Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. This podcast is a syndication of The #HerStory Podcast, which tells the stories of 50 historical women, not through names and dates of textbooks, but through […]
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#HerStory 46: Zitkala-Sa by Shelby Knox

Activist and young women’s leaders Shelby Knox shares the story of Zitkala-Sa, Sioux writer, musician, composer, and political activist. Her later books in English were among the first works to bring traditional Native American stories to a widespread white readership. This podcast is a syndication of The #HerStory Podcast, which tells the stories of 50 historical women, not […]
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#HerStory 45: Alice Paul by Maggie Marconi

Maggie Marconi, historian and museum professional, shares the story of one of the most infamous leaders of the American Woman’s Suffrage movement, Alice Paul. In addition to her work as an American suffragist Paul was a fierce feminist and dedicated women's rights activist. Not only was she the main leader and strategist of the 1910s […]
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#HerStory 44: Irena Sendler by Holly Kearl

She saved more Jewish lives than Oscar Shindler during WWII but her story has been lost until recently. Activist and author, Holly Kearl shares the incredible story of Polish nurse, humanitarian and social worker, Irena Sendler, who served in the Polish Underground in German-occupied Warsaw during World War II, This podcast is a syndication of The #HerStory Podcast, which tells the stories of 50 historical […]
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#HerStory 43: Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz by Tamara Hemmerlein

Museum professional Tamara Hemmerlein shares the life and times of 17th century Spanish-Mexican scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain, known in her lifetime as "The Tenth Muse," Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz. This podcast is a syndication of The #HerStory Podcast, which tells the stories of 50 historical women, not through names and dates of textbooks, but through […]
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Election Day

Happy Election Day, one of the most fantastic days of the year. Though technically August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, Election Day each and every year is the day we have the  best opportunity to celebrate the passage of the 19th amendment, the Woman Suffrage Movement Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This year though it […]
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An International HR Leader Publicly And Bravely Admits Her Bias Against Women Leaders

by Kathy Caprino, cross-posted with permission from Forbes Part of the [Forbes] series “Women, Leadership and Vision” In my 18-year corporate career culminating in my role as a Vice President, I personally experienced every managerial and leadership behavior you can think of, from the most evolved and progressive, to the most archaic, backward, and damaging. […]
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#HerStory 42: Patsy Cline by Audrey Auld

Singer, business woman, and Feminist icon, Patsy Cline’s remarkable but short-lived life is shared by fellow singer and songwriter, Audrey Auld.  Patsy is considered to be one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century who helped pave the way for women as headline performers in the genre. In 1999, she was voted number 11 […]
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#HerStory 41: Ida B. Wells by Dina Bailey

Dina Bailey, historian and museum professional, shares the turbulent and inspiring life of Southern abolitionist, and activist Ida B. Wells. Wells was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909, a journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, feminist, Georgist, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. This podcast is a syndication of The #HerStory Podcast, which tells the […]
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