It is Women’s History Month and I am super excited to discuss women’s achievements with a historian on Wednesday. This year’s theme is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.
Barbara Joan Zeitz has been researching women’s history since 2007, and has been writing about her findings on CountHerHistory for a decade.
In 2012 she compiled her columns into a book, A Thesaurus of Women: From Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones, which I purchased right away. It is full of interesting discoveries and inventions we recognize but didn’t know originated with a pioneer woman. Her chapters make for great evening reading and inspire me daily.
In 2007, Barbara produced a booklet to celebrate the first annual Jane Addams Day in Illinois. It honors Addams, the women of Hull House and their social reforms of the Industrial era, which govern still today.
Barbara will inform the Network of Entrepreneurial Women of ladies we can emulate, which I am sure will spark a fantastic discussion of inspiration, celebration, and gratitude.
We will meet on Wednesday, March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Town House Books on 105 North 2nd Avenue in St. Charles. Town House Books is an independent bookstore for all ages located in historic Century Corners in downtown St. Charles, Illinois. The store opened its doors in 1974 and also houses the Town House Café, featuring a menu of fresh-from-scratch soups and creative sandwiches.
Learn more about inspiring women, network with fellow trailblazers and browse the store for inspiration and celebration. RSVP on Meetup or on Facebook. Can’t make the afternoon event? Maybe we’ll see you at Shannon’s Irish Pub on March 27 instead.
All photos courtesy NetworkHoncho.com
NEW – The Network of Entrepreneurial Women is a group of Chicagoland business women who are upgrading business networking with fun and creative events that inspire attendees to work together, refer each other and most of all cheer each other on as the membership succeeds. Events rotate around various suburbs on a semimonthly basis, usually the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of the month. RSVP for our upcoming events at Meetup, or like us on Facebook and check up on the calendar there.