Friday, June 17, 2016

Happy Father's Day 2016

Happy Father's Day, Dad!
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by debspoons
A shout out to Dads and those who are father figures for children,
Thank you for all you do!

Have a Happy Father's Day!!

Take a minute to shout out to your dad. Leave a comment below and tell us why you think he's special.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Trailblazer: Major Party Candidate for US President Hillary Rodham Clinton

Presumptive Democratic Candidate for USA President
Hillary Rodham Clinton
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At the Girls Succeed Blog, we regularly spotlight women trailblazers. Today we recognize Hillary Rodham Clinton as the first major party candidate for President of the United States. 

We say major party because the two major groups who send up candidates for election are the Republican and Democratic parties. Ms. Clinton is running on the Democratic ticket. Donald Trump is running on the Republican ticket. 

Business woman Carly Fiorina was one of the 17 candidates who took part in the debates and campaigned for president for the Republican party this year.
Flag of the United States of America
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The conventions to formally nominate the candidates will be held this summer. After each party's first elections within their party, presumptive candidates Clinton and Trump respectively have each received the most votes and will be nominated to be their party's candidate for president. 

Other parties will nominate candidates for president too. Three minor parties were recognized in more than 10 states as of April 2016
Libertarian Party: 33 states
Green Party: 21 states
Constitution Party: 13 states

According to, the first woman to run for president was
Victoria Woodhull representing the Equal Rights Party in 1872 and the Humanitarian Party in 1892.
Belva LockwoodNational Equal Rights Party: 1884, 1888
Her campaign for president in 1884 was the first full-scale national campaign of a woman running for president.
More recently, Jill Stein was the 2012 Green Party candidate and is attempting to win the nomination of the Green Party again in 2016.
If you are interested in learning more about the women who have been presidential candidates through history, click here to read the article on the women's history website.

Would YOU like to be the President of your country? Are you interested in holding an elected office? Please leave a comment. I would love to read your thoughts
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Summer Time for Playing and Dreaming, Turn Dreams into Success

Hello Dear Readers,
Careers and education
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by Stuart Miles

Is school out for you? Summer plans ahead? 

Today we leave for our first camping trip of the season. The trailer is packed. We're just waiting to pick up our grandsons from school this afternoon and then we'll be off to stay in a State Park near us. Not taking a big drive for the first voyage of the summer. 

We're meeting our daughter and her family--yes, there will be five kids ages 15-7 to spend the weekend together. And I am looking forward to it. S'mores, roasted wieners over the fire, campfire, sunshine, and the freedom we experience as we are away from home and responsibilities. It's like summer camp.

Time to play and dream.

I bet you have dreams too of places you want to go, things you want to do, people you want to meet.

I interviewed successful women who had dreams for their lives. Some of them were just little girls when they knew what they wanted to do. Some started down a different path that led them to a successful career, one they love even more than what they dreamed of.

Dreaming by J.Q. Rose
In a graduation speech to Dartmouth College graduates, Author/TV Writer Shonda Rhimes admitted she wanted to be an award winning author like Toni Morrison. That's all she dreamed about. But she didn't sit around and wish to be a writer or think about being a writer. She actually began writing. She didn't become like Toni Morrison. Instead she found her dream transformed into becoming a writer who creates multi-award winning TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Far from her original dream job. But one she loves and would not trade for anything.

Shonda makes a point to tell students in order to make a dream come true, you have to begin working on it, working toward it. Follow the path to find your way to your dream job. Twists and turns and rocky roadways may try to stop you, but grab that GPS for success and keep going. When you get to your dream, jump out and claim your trophy. But don't stop there. Keep going as far as you can.

Best wishes!!

J.Q Rose
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When I interviewed fifteen successful women about their successful careers, each one of them told me about obstacles in the way of their dream career. If you're interested in stories from doctors, chef, entrepreneurs, horse trainer, gardener, Olympic and Paralympic gold medalists, plus more, download a sample or purchase Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women now.

What are your plans for the summer? What is your dream career?
Please leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you. Thank you.