Did You Know That a Woman Was the First to go Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel… and Survive? Celebrating Women's History Month

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Come join the conversation with author Shelly Rachanow (If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done, Conari Press, October 2006) and other amazing women as they celebrate Women's History Month and butt-kicking women past, present, and future. Click here and check out this place that celebrates how fabulous women are! http://www.myspace.com/ifawomanranthecountry

Come join the conversation with author Shelly Rachanow (If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done, Conari Press, October 2006) and other amazing women as they celebrate Women's History Month and butt-kicking women past, present, and future. Click here and check out this place that celebrates how fabulous women are! http://www.myspace.com/ifawomanranthecountry

Did you know that a woman was the first to:

+Win the Nobel Prize twice? (Marie Curie, 1903 in Physics and 1911 in Chemistry)

+Win an Oscar and a Tony in the same year? (Ellen Burstyn in 1975 for the movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and the play Same Time, Next Year)

+Go over Niagara Falls in a barrel? (Annie Edson Taylor in 1901)

Did you know that a woman invented AZT (the major AIDS-fighting drug), Kevlar (the main ingredient in bulletproof vests), the vaccination for smallpox, and the drip coffeemaker (i.e. the gateway to heaven in the morning)?

Did you know that since a woman (Nancy Brinker) founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 1982 with just $200 and a shoebox of friends' names, the Foundation and its affiliates have raised more than $750 million, created a Web site that has educated millions, and started a toll free hotline that helps thousands every year?

Did you know that in the last ten years, Oprah's Angel Network (in a wonderful demonstration of The Secret) has raised more than $27 million dollars for charities and non profit organizations that make a difference in people's lives around the world?

Did you know that the American Red Cross was founded by a woman (Clara Barton), the Salvation Army was co-founded by a woman (Catherine Booth), and that a woman (Eleanor Roosevelt) drafted the Declaration of Human Rights and was instrumental in helping the United Nations start UNICEF?

Did you know that over the last fifty years, more than thirty countries around the world have been led by a female President or Prime Minister? Could Hillary Clinton be the next name added to that list?

Come join the conversation with author Shelly Rachanow (If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done, Conari Press, October 2006) and other amazing women as they celebrate Women's History Month and butt-kicking women past, present, and future.

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