You know there are times in your life when you see a true American Hero or Heroine in action and in my case it was last Saturday. I attended the NWHM Brunch in Los Angeles California, a sold out event that honored three amazing women. Sophia Bush Philanthropist and Actress, Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corporation and Vice Chair and EVP of NASCAR, and Callie Khouri Producer, Director and academy award winning writer. Three women who gave inspirational comments and change the view of the role of women in our world through their amazing careers.
But the Heroine to whom I refer is Joan Bradly Wages, the President of the National Women’s History Museum. Her comments quieted a packed room and focused all of our attention to the need for the Museum. She spoke of the time it has taken, the success recently achieved and the additional effort necessary. It is this outstanding woman’s efforts that has directed the journey and assured the success. It is her steadfast determination that keeps the mission alive and moving. As she spoke we all knew we were in the company of a dynamic, dedicated truly special woman…a real American Heroine.
WCOE is a National Women’s History Coalition Member and proud to be a member of this great team. But we too can aid in keeping the momentum by
- Becoming a member and ongoing supporter of NWHM
- Supporting the Museum’s legislative efforts by sending a letter to Congress
- Participating in future NWHM events, lectures, and programs. The next event is the annual gala, the de Pizan Honors, taking place on the evening of November 17th 2014 in Washington DC
- Telling friends, family and colleagues about NWHM and encouraging them to become involved
So thank you, Joan Wages, for all you do and for being one of the Extraordinary People who are changing the face of our country and our history.