Working Mums

25 November, 2010

Last week, I posted an advert for someone to help me with the Amazing People Club. Well over 300 applied. They were all women. Most were mums wanting to work from home. Most were extremely well qualified and experienced. In the interviews, of which I did about 10, it was interesting to hear different views. All the women wanted a  challenge in addition to the family duties. They felt that…

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Anne Burras – An Amazing American Mother

17 August, 2010

America celebrates Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Amelia Earhart and many others who have contributed to building the nation. They have monuments and memorabilia named after them. So, why has Anne Burras been ignored? She is one of the most important women in American history. At the age of 14, she arrived in Jamestown in 1608, as the maid of Mrs Forrest. They were the only two women amongst  200…

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Maria Montessori’s Amazing Learning

7 May, 2010

What is the best way to learn? That is the question that Maria Montessori asked about 100 years ago. At that time, most teachers had a rather academic approach and learning by repetition was prevalent. It involved the memorization of facts. However, it does little or nothing  for ones practical skills. Amazing Women. This is a book in which her story is told. She  developed a practical hands on approach, working…

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Ada Lovelace – First Female Software Writer

27 March, 2010

Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron, but made her own name in the world. Her mother provided a very strict upbringing, with a focus on education in mathematics. Ada had an aptitude for applications. When she met Charles Babbage, she realized how her skills could help the man who had designed the first computer. That all happened during  the 1830’s in the UK.  Why should we be interested…

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Women’s Day

13 March, 2010

International Women’s Day was celebrated again this year. It was the 99th anniversary. Clara Zetkin founded the organization in 1911 to press for women’s rights. She qualified as a teacher and then became a politician. She may not be well known, but her efforts have enabled many women to have more opportunities. Each year, women celebrate those who have used their talents and develop initiatives to assist those in need….

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Jacqueline Auriol – An Amazing World Record Pilot

12 February, 2010

In my searches for amazing people, I have found people who succeeded despite the odds. Today, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the lady who broke many world aviation records, despite having been badly injured in a plane flown by someone else. As a result, she required 22 operations to her face and body.While recovering, she learned to fly a helicopter. After that, she focused on becoming the…

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