8 Women Dream Personal Development Newsletter Issue #7

March 14, 2012

March is Women’s History Month!
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Happy Women’s History Month!

According to Wikipedia, Women’s History Month can trace its beginnings back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California, participated in Women’s History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women’s Day).

Ironic, since 8 Women Dream was born in Sonoma County, California. Maybe it’s something in our water?

In 1981, responding to the growing popularity of Women’s History Week, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) co-sponsored the first Joint Congressional Resolution proclaiming a “Women’s History Week.” This week was well received, and soon after, schools across the country began to have their own local celebrations.

The next year, leaders from the California group shared their project at the Women’s History Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. Other participants not only became determined to begin their own local Women’s History Week projects, but also agreed to support an effort to have Congress declare a national Women’s History Month.

In 1987 Congress expanded the focus to a whole month. Within a few years, thousands of schools and communities got on the bandwagon of National Women’s History Week. They planned engaging and stimulating programs about women’s roles in history and society, with support and encouragement from governors, city councils, school boards, and the U.S. Congress.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we hope that you will pay attention to the things in your life that feed your creativity, and use this spring as a time to renew your commitment to working on your dream.

We appreciate your kindness in stopping by the 8 Women Dream website and reading our stories.  We are grateful for your honest feedback and willingness to take the time to comment on our stories.

Here’s wishing you a wonderful month!

The ladies of 8 Women Dream

Read below to see the exciting changes happening on 8 Women Dream —


Women's History Month

7 Ways to Empower Women and Girls for Women’s History Month

In honor of International Women’s Day, Cindy Breilh, the national director of Women of Vision offered 8 Women Dream readers 7 easy ways for women to provide for daughters, sisters and mothers — women around the world, right in our own neighborhoods and here at home.

If you are looking for ways to honor the women that have made a difference in your life during the month of March, Cindy’s tips are a great place to find ideas to celebrate Women’s History Month and honor the women who have helped you become the amazing woman that you are!

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Annie Leibovitz Women's history Month

Women’s History Month Honors Photographer Annie Leibovitz

March 2012 marks the celebration of National Women’s History Month in which the theme is “Women’s Education — Women’s Empowerment.”

The Smithsonian and the American Museum of Art have chosen to honor Annie Leibovitz, one of the worlds best known living American Photographers. There are a few incredible women trailblazers who have gone before us in photography, carving the not-so-straight path to following and living our dreams.

What if — just by following her dreams — she impacts the dreams of others?

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What wineries should Katie visit on her Sonoma County wine country travel dream?

You, our faithful readers can have a say in the places Katie should visit in Northern California. What is your favorite wine?  Is there a Northern California winery you would like to see Katie visit?

Do you think we should offer one of our readers a gift from the wine country?

Katie wants you to help her make her wine travel trip come to life in the best way possible so the world can all have it as a basis for when they want to travel to the California wine country.

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Products to help you dream

Resources 4 you!

Here’s 8 Women Dream recmmended products to help you succeed with your big dreams.

Why not try:

Dream Big and Carry on Journal


Drema Big and Carry On Coffee Mug


Free giveaways!

Check Out Our Giveaways!

Our team here at 8 Women Dream has scored us some awesome items from many fantastic companies that we’ll be giving away in March!

We’ll have a new giveaway starting every week on 8 Women Dream now through Easter!

All you have to do is head on over to 8 Women Dream and make sure you are commenting on articles!

You do have to have an account with Facebook in order to comment…

And FREE stuff is better than dark chocolate!


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Catherine Hughes

Director of the 8 Women Dream Project at 8 Women Dream
Catherine’s dream is to make 8 Women Dream the premier online publication for women looking to pursue their dreams. She is a published author, a freelance writer, and a guide for those who want their dreams to come true online. Catherine would someday like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations about her 8WD project inviting women to take a chance on their dreams. Wine was required... Catherine posts on Sunday evenings and fills in dream stories as needed. If you aren't sure how to comment on this story, click here.

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