Make the Most
of a Conference

Network–Approach someone standing alone; find out what she does, why she’s there and what you have in common, then exchange business cards.

Have a purpose–Networking isn’t just about building relationships; if someone can help you in a specific way, ask for it.

Tweet tweet–Fire up that Twitter account and monitor the conference in real time; it’s a great way to connect with people.

Cedar Crest Celebrates
Women's History Month

Test your knowledge to see if you can identify this influential women. More women will be added as the month goes on.

 

"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."

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Marie Curie

A physicist and chemist know for the theory of radioactivity and the discovery of two elements, radium and polonium. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She founded the Curie Institute a leading medical research center.

Biography of Marie Curie


"My only concern was to get home after a hard day's work."

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Rosa Parks

She was the ‘colored female sitting in the white section of the bus, who would not move back.’ Rosa worked with NAACP is use this small act of disobedience to launch the bus boycott and victory for the Civil Rights Movement.

Biography on her 100th birthday

Statue of Rosa Parks Is Unveiled at the Capitol


"A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."

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Gloria Steinem

Pioneering feminist, journalist, lecturer, columnist for New York Magazine and co-founder of Ms. Magazine. Ms. Steinam helped to found the Women’s Action Alliance, National Women’s Political Caucus, and the Women’s Media Center.

Her visit to campus

Archive of her Ms. articles


"The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm."

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Florence Nightingale

Florence turned nursing into a respectable profession for women by her tireless work for the British army during the Crimean War. She improved hygiene in the hospitals and reduced the death rate by two thirds. By making rounds as night with a lamp, she became known as the 'Lady with the Lamp.'

Florence was a powerful healthcare reformer, and created the first organized training school for nurses.

Biography of Florence Nightingale


"The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive."

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Betty Friedan

Leading figure in the Woman's Movement and author of The Feminine Mystique, celebrating its 50th anniversary of publication. Betty founded NOW and backed the Equal Rights Amendment through its passage by both houses of Congress in 1972 and went to the state legislatures for ratification. The ERA failed to receive the requisite number of ratifications before the deadline mandated by Congress of 1982. The Equal Rights Amendment was not adopted.

A PBS interview with Betty Friedan

Read the 50th anniversary copy of The Feminine Mystique


"Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less."

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Susan B. Anthony

1852 joined the women’s right movement and dedicated her life to Women's Suffrage. She fought for women to vote, own property and retain their earnings. She advocated to abolish slavery and for full citizenship for blacks & women.

A detailed biography of Susan B. Anthony


"If you want something said, ask a man... if you want something done, ask a woman."

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Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister 1979-1990
Nicknamed the Iron Lady, she was one of the world's most influential political leaders. Her tough conservative stances shifted politics to the right and revived the British economy.

Margaret Thatcher Foundation: Biography


"We must prepare young people for a brain-centered economy whose one constant is rapid change."

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Janet Napolitano
Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, United States
Governor of Arizona 2003-2009

Women are surging to the top of national security, bringing new perspectives and problem-solving abilities.

Napolitano: Women Have the Power to Protect


"If a country doesn't recognize minority rights and human rights, including women's rights, you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible."

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Harriet Beecher Stowe
Writer and anti-slavery campaigner.

She is best known for her book 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' This was a vivid depiction of slavery and its human cost. She met with President Lincoln and was called 'the little woman who started the big war.'

Discover Harriet Beecher Stowe


"If a country doesn't recognize minority rights and human rights, including women's rights, you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible.” ."

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Hillary Clinton
67th United States Secretary of State 2009-2013
United States Senator from New York 2001-2009

First Lady of the United States 1993-2001

No-nonsense and well traveled diplomat. Will she run again?

Hillary Clinton in the News


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

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Margaret Mead
American cultural anthropologist

PosthumouslyIn awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1979 by President Carter.

"Margaret Mead was both a student of civilization and an exemplar of it. To a public of millions, she brought the central insight of cultural anthropology: that varying cultural patterns express an underlying human unity. She mastered her discipline, but she also transcended it. Intrepid, independent, plain spoken, fearless, she remains a model for the young and a teacher from whom all may learn."


"What would you do if you weren't afraid?"

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Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook Chief Operating Officer
Author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Sheryl is listed by Time and Forbes on lists of top professionals. To answer her question, she would speak out more on behalf of women.

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President Ambar talks on WFMZ about Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, and how women can have it all.


"Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism."

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Benazir Bhutto

Prime Minister of Pakistan
1993-1996;1988-1990
2008 Winner of the United Nations Prize in the Field if Human Rights (posthumous)

www.benazirbhutto.com

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