Celebrating Women’s History Month

March 1st, 2013 | Karelyn Lambert | 18 Comments

Silhouette of Woman For a lot of us, the signature holiday in March is St. Patrick’s Day (are you getting ready to wear your green?).  However, March is an important month for women all over the world for quite a different reason: it’s Women’s History Month.

Women’s History Month aims to celebrate empowered women around the world and recognize their contributions to society.  Now we’ve all heard of the usual suspects such as Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony, and Maya Angelou…

But what about the unsung women heroes in our everyday lives?

The mom who single-handedly work, raise their children, and manage to put warm meals on the table every night. The grandmoms who teach young women important lessons, or devote time to improving their local communities. The daughters who fight for their mothers’ and grandmothers’ lives.

We should celebrate inspiring women every day; not just for a month. But we can at least start by recognizing them over a month, can’t we?

Some of you know I recently started working with Shonali as her virtual assistant. Well, I’m excited to share my first project with you: getting to know those of you who are fans of our Facebook Page a little better, and learning about the women who inspire you. I’m a little nervous, since this is my first big project for her… but I’m excited too!

Starting today, and through the month of March, we are asking you to post photos of the women who inspire you to our Facebook Page. Tell us who they are, and why they inspire you. They don’t have to be famous – we want to get to know the women in your lives and, through them, you! This is our Facebook Page cover photo for March:

SBC Facebook Cover with five silhouettes

And every week, one of these silhouettes you see will be replaced with the photo of a real woman, with a real story, told by one of you. By the end of March, we hope to know the stories of the many wonderful women in your lives… and five of them will be our “cover girls!”

So… whose story will you tell? Please leave us a note below, and make sure to head over to our Facebook Page to share their photo *and* story. We’re looking forward to it!

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Karelyn Lambert

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Karelyn Lambert is a virtual assistant and self-proclaimed geek who is also into fishing and cooking (she makes a mean jambalaya), and is based in the Metro New Orleans area. She and her husband are the proud parents of four kids: three human, and Chimmi the Chiweenie. With Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. as one of her clients, as one of her clients, Karelyn is fast learning why she should always use the Oxford comma.
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16 comments
shonali
shonali

@chattyprof @barbaracharles @thejackb @sandrasays @seanmcginnis I hope you will all share a photo & story. Thank you for tweeting!

shonali
shonali

@profkrg @bdorman264 @pammktgnut Thanks so much for sharing @karelyneve #WUL post on or #womenhistorymonth FB project

mssackstein
mssackstein

@profkrg @karelyneve @shonali paying homage to the women in my life who have been an inspiration. Lots of strong ladies

bdorman264
bdorman264

Now we're talkin'...a month to celebrate women; that's a celebration I can get my arms around. No dude-fest here, no siree.

Women rock and that's the truth. 

shonali
shonali

@kdillabough Thank you for sharing and I hope you will send in a photo! @karelyneve

shonali
shonali

@shellykramer Thanks, Shell-ster! @karelyneve & I are hoping you will play along too. :)

KDillabough
KDillabough

Bravo to you @karelyneve on your first post here at my superduperinspiringwomanfriend Shonali's blog. I agree @Shonali there are many, many wonderful stories to be told. Will spread the good word. Cheers! Kaarina

karelyneve
karelyneve moderator

@Shonali Thank you.  I am excited about this project!  I'm sure we will hear many amazing stories.  I'm gently nudging a few close friends and family members to submit stories. ;)

Shonali
Shonali moderator

First of all, @karelyneve I know you were excited about writing your first post for WUL - congrats, it's terrific! Second, I'm really excited about you managing this project for me... no pressure. ;) I hope you will share a story too, and have some of your friends/family do so? There are so many wonderful stories just waiting to be told!

TheJackB
TheJackB

@shonali I have several photos, but I am not sure if they are safe for public consumption. ;)

shonali
shonali

@mssackstein Hope you'll share their story/ies on our FB page (see earlier link for info) @profkrg @karelyneve

shonali
shonali

@TheJackB Take, and post, one that is, then! ;)

mssackstein
mssackstein

@shonali @profkrg @karelyneve will try to make a note of doing that! Thanks for the suggestion.

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