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!