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Aloha State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

After my recent visit to the Saint Marianne Cope Shrine and Museum in Syracuse, New York, I began to wonder about women with ties to Hawaii. Saint Cope's ties to that State were very significant.

Stormy Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Hurricane season is approaching (June 1-November 30)! I remember growing up in Virginia at a time when every hurricane was named for a woman. I thought it would be fun to use the names of some significant hurricanes matched to a significant woman from U.S. history with the same first name.

Social Activist She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.09.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Being honored as one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women's eNews is a tremendous honor for me. Even more amazing was to be in the company of ...

She Founds Colleges

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

May 1 is the decision deadline by which many high school seniors need to select their colleges. Some of these choices will be institutions founded by...

Harriet Tubman - The New Face of the $20 Bill

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As a member of the Advisory Committee for Women on 20s, I was delighted to hear the announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the face of the $20 bill.

Women's Right to Run 19k

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.20.2017 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

On May 7, the inaugural Women's Right to Run 19k will be held in Seneca Falls, New York, the birthplace of women's rights.

Beehive State She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.05.2017 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

I am preparing for a series of speaking engagements at the University of Utah and began to wonder about she-roes from the Beehive State. As with women from every other state, women with ties to Utah have made significant contributions to U.S. history and culture.

Women of the Land of Enchantment

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.16.2017 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I drove through New Mexico on my way to and from Los Alamos, I savored the landscape and pondered "The Land of Enchantment." As with women from every other state, women with ties to New Mexico have made significant contributions to U.S. history and culture.

Saintly Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.10.2017 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

I am reminded many times in my research that women are invisible throughout history. While preparing a recent presentation for the women's auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, I discovered two American women Roman Catholic saints of whom I was not aware.

Adventuring She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.23.2017 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I plan a trip for Europe this coming summer with a friend, I see how much fun "adventuring" can be. Of course, I am no match for women who have scaled mountains or traveled to the, literally, ends of the Earth.

Painting She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.17.2017 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

There I was with a glass of wine in one hand and a paint brush in the other. As I created a real painting on the canvas, I marveled as I thought this was a talent I did not possess.

She Learns... and Plays!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Mattel recently announced that Barbie would now come in three body types. The doll that comes in different skin tones will now come in different body types as well. The doll that millions of girls have played with for over 50 years was invented by a woman. Women throughout U.S. history have made significant contributions to both children's education and play. Match the woman with her accomplishment:

Title IX She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 01.29.2017 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Those opportunities did not exist for me when I was coming through school, but they do now. Much of that credit goes to the enactment of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

She Take Photos

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 01.04.2017 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

During the holiday season, many of us used our smartphones to take pictures and to show family members and friends pictures of events that had occurred during the past year.

Immigrant She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.30.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As a second generation American, I am grateful for the opportunities with which I am blessed today. For this column, I decided to profile some women immigrants who contributed significantly to our country.

Prairie State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

I often travel through the Chicago O'Hare airport which triggered thoughts about women from Illinois and their contributions through history.

Lone Star State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent trip to Houston had me wondering about women who changed America who had ties to Texas - the Lone Star State. And, I was not disappointed w...

Women Philanthropists Change the World

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.29.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1, a day when many non-profit organizations will receive donations that will help them pursue their missio...

Over the River and Through the Wood

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.24.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As Americans travel to spend Thanksgiving with their friends and family, we think and sometimes even sing "Over the river and through the wood to grandfather's house we go... (or some variation thereof)." I didn't know until quite recently that the poem/song was written by a woman!

Engineering Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.10.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Engineers make the world work. Yet, today, still, only a small percentage of the U.S. engineering workforce is female. At the recent Society of Women Engineers (SWE) National Conference, I saw how much women engineers enjoy and get satisfaction from their jobs and how much value their efforts provide in making the world a better place.

Volunteer State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.04.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent travels have taken me to Tennessee, the Volunteer State. Although I knew something about the history of the ratification of the Nineteenth ...

What Good Is Fame?

Susan Danish | Posted 10.30.2016 | Impact
Susan Danish

I marvel at how many different ways there are to become "famous" these days...reality TV (hello, Kardashians!), YouTube, and so forth and yet how hard it can be to be recognized for substantive and positive, world-changing accomplishments.

Women of the Law

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.19.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Greenberger, the founder and co-president of the National Women's Law Center, was the first full-time women's rights legal advocate in Washington, D.C. A recognized expert on sex discrimination and the law, her efforts have been pivotal to the passage of legislation protecting the rights of women.

She Changes the World

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.15.2016 | Impact
Jill S. Tietjen

Nancy Brinker's determination to fulfill her promise to her dying sister to do something about breast cancer has changed the world. The passion, determination and persistence of women like Brinker have spawned new organizations, fought diseases, and led to the world being a better place for all.

She Can Do It!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.06.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Former figure skater Tenley Albright was one of the ten women inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York on October 3, 2015. Her story is pretty amazing.