Friday, September 25, 2020

Remembering and Honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This week we lost a warrior for women, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was one of the most outspoken advocates for gender equality of our time, including voting rights and equal pay for women. Ginsburg, who served as a Justice of the Supreme Court for 27 years, was the first female Jewish Justice. 

She was a feisty woman, small in stature but big on women's rights. By fighting for justice for everyone she made a difference in today's world that will affect future generations.  Justice is a title for a judge, such as Justice Ginsburg. According to the dictionary, the word justice is used to mean "the quality of being just, impartial, or fair." Qualities that describe a judge.

When asked how she wanted to be remembered, she replied, “Someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability. And to help repair tears in her society, to make things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has.” 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Stop Bullying: A Video Featuring the Talents of Author and Illustrator Jane Stroschin, Art Prize 2017

Hello and welcome to the Girls Succeed blog!

I am thrilled to update you on  Artist Jane Stroschin.
Artist and Children's Author Jane Stroschin
Jane is one of the amazing role models who shared her childhood story about her dream to be an artist in the interactive ebook, Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women. She has certainly achieved success in many venues.
In 2017 she was involved in a presentation at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, an international art show with hundreds of artists in 175 venues in and around the city. Jane's colorful artwork brings awareness to bullying.

This YouTube video will explain more about her project, Be Kind: Walk a Mile in My Shoes.

Be Kind: Walk a Mile in My Shoes
To learn more about Jane's beautiful artwork click here to see how she created a huge mural to be installed on the outside of a building. The deer below is just one of the pieces.
One of the paintings included in Children's Author and Artist Jane Stroschin's murals.
Click here to see how she created this artwork.

Photos of women in these careers--horticulture, horse trainer, bike racer, business, technology, medical doctor, chef, professional clown, artist, teacher, social worker, 
medical researcher, semi-truck driver, Christian minister.
Back of the Book:
Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women is an interactive e-book filled with dreams and passion. Fifteen successful career women in a variety of occupations share their stories in these pages. Explore careers involving women who have discovered cures to stamp out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic gold medals, and seen the USA from coast to coast in the cab of an 18 wheeler semi-truck.
Click here to download your copy from amazon.  
Click here to order from your favorite online bookseller.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Hello and welcome to the Girls Succeed Blog!

 Labor Day in the USA!

Monday, September 7, 2020, is Labor Day in the USA. We honor all those who work in our country to make it better for our citizens. People from all over the country honor all kinds of jobs. There are a lot of jobs to do too. What do you dream of doing with your future?

I always wanted to be a writer. But it took me a long time to do it. First I was a waitress, a student, a teacher, a floral designer, a business owner, then finally I started writing for newspapers and magazines and the Internet. Eventually, I authored fiction stories like mysteries and paranormal (ghosts, creatures, robots.) 

Now I am revising, updating the eBook and adding a new chapter to Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women. I am working on a new book cover too! I guess I could add publisher and book cover designer to my list of jobs now. 

I'm so excited to bring you this fresh, new look and up-to-date stories about amazing women who dreamed about the jobs they wanted to do when they grew up. They worked hard and overcame obstacles to make that dream a real job!

The Successful Women in Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women

Here are the careers in the book:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1--Horse Trainer/Competitive Dressage Rider, Pati Pierucci

True Love

Chapter 2--Bike Racer, Mackenzie Woodring

Speeding Around the Track

Chapter 3--Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, Jane Stroschin

Practice, Practice, Practice

Chapter 4--Medical Doctor, Cate Bradley

Role Models Rock

Chapter 5--Chef, Sue Chef

Cooking Up a Career

Chapter 6--Technology Expert, Diana Stoneberg

Keep Your Sense of Humor

Chapter 7--Christian Minister, Laurie Haller

Serving God

Chapter 8--Horticulturalist, Sharon Loving

Thank You Very Mulch

Chapter 9--Medical Scientist, Juanita Merchant

Confidence Counts

Chapter 10-Olympic Gold Medalist in Women’s Ice Hockey, Angela Ruggiero

Showing the Boys

Chapter 11-Semi-Truck Driver, Barbara Totten

Freedom of the Road

Chapter 12-Teacher/Coach/Athletic Director, Barbara “Chili” Chiles

Aim Higher

Chapter 13-Social Worker, Lenair Correll           

Overcoming Obstacles

Chapter 14-Entrepreneur/Product Developer, Veronica Bosgraaf

Find the Path to Success

Chapter 15-Professional Clown, Brenda Marshall

A Big Red Nose

NEW! Chapter 16--Stacy Flanery, Attorney at Law
                     Helping Others

YOU will be the first to see the new book cover when it's all done and find out where to get your copy!

Friday, August 28, 2020

Women Win the Right to Vote

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of American Women Winning the Right to Vote by J.Q. Rose

Hello and welcome to the Girls Succeed! blog. We celebrate girls and women here, so we definitely have to have a party in August 2020 to commemorate women's right to vote. I know it sounds crazy that women could not vote in the US until 1920. Some states allowed it, but through the ages women did not have a say in government. That really changed after 1920. Read the article below to find out more. 

The struggle to win the right to vote for women 

became active in the mid-19th century in the USA.

The 19th amendment to the US constitution was passed by Congress on June 4 and ratified on August 18, giving American women the right to vote in the USA. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the ratification on August 26, 1918. Although the amendment became law in the land, it did not eliminate state laws in place that kept black Americans from voting due to the requirement to pay taxes and pass literacy tests. It would take another fifty years to gain suffrage for black women.

Women began organizing, petitioning, picketing and parading in what today we would call protesting, to achieve awareness and support for laws to allow women to vote in the mid-1800s. Several Western states had passed laws by 1912 due to men's support of the suffrage movement.

Wyoming hoped to attract females to their state filled with gold miners--a ratio of six men to one female. But just as in contemporary politics, an ulterior motive played into the decision. Wyoming's political party in power allowed the vote, figuring if they gave women the right to vote in Wyoming elections, the ladies would vote for them!

According to, " Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Few early supporters lived to see the final victory in 1920."

Voting is the way to let your leaders in government know what you want as a citizen. This is a right that not every person in the world has. We need to protect it.

Now it's time to party!! 

The photo above is courtesy of by artist fotshot


The Girls Succeed Blog is proud to feature women in history and contemporary women who are role models for girls. Click on "Trailblazer" in the categories section of this blog to take you to their stories. Take a moment to browse through this blog to meet inspiring women.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Celebrate Women's History in the Month of March: Valiant Women Who Won the Vote

Hello and welcome to the Girls Succeed! Blog. March is a big month for Women.
International Women's Day
Today, March 8, is International Women's Day
We celebrate every year to recognize women's achievements throughout history and across nations in politics and economics and to work toward equality.

Celebrate the international community of women.
March is Women's History Month

From the Women's History Month website--"Each year there is a special Theme and women whose lives exemplify that theme are selected as National Honorees.

 2020 National Women’s History Alliance Honorees: Valiant Women of the Vote

"The 2020 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who fought for woman’s right to vote in the United States. In recognition of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, we will honor women from the original suffrage movement as well as 20th and 21st-century women who have continued the struggle (fighting against poll taxes, literacy tests, voter roll purges, and other more contemporary forms of voter suppression) to ensure voting rights for all.."
Click here to read about the National Women's History Project honorees
Celebrate Women's History in March
Girls Succeed! is an interactive e-book featuring 15 successful women who had big dreams when they were girls. We celebrate their achievements and are inspired by their lives.
The amazing women featured in Girls Succeed!
A diverse group with careers in medicine, science, sports, ministry, and more.
Click here to learn more at amazon about each woman in the ebook. 
Click here to download at your favorite online bookseller.
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The Girls Succeed Blog is proud to feature women in history and contemporary women who are role models for girls. Click on "Trailblazer" in the categories section of this blog to take you to their stories. Take a moment to browse through this blog to meet inspiring women.

Please, leave a comment to tell us about a woman who inspired you. 
Follow this blog by adding your email address in the box at the top of the sidebar so you won't miss a new post and updates.
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