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Making Changes by Making History: Women in Construction

One of the biggest ways to have a positive impact upon the professional development of girls and young women is to acknowledge the achievements of women across all walks of life, including in fields of engineering, literature, science, art, sports, education, medicine, and even construction. While the field of construction has been traditionally dominated by men, some interesting results have come to light by a recent study into recruitment and retention of women in construction. A study by Randstad anticipates over the next five years that more and more women will be entering the field of construction, including filling more …

Standing On Their Shoulders!

 

When appointed to the United States Supreme Court by President WJ (Bill) Clinton in the 1990s, Ruth Bader Ginsberg said:

 

I would not be in this room today, if it were not for the women and men who kept dreams alive … Dreams when no one would listen. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony come to mind …

 

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               Photo: H.S. Blatch on Wall Street, 1910-1915. Library of Congress

 

This week – Tuesday 21 January – is the birthday of writer and suffragist Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch. She was born in 1856, daughter of 

Sisterhood and After: The Women’s Liberation Oral History Project

Courtesy of See Red Women’s Workshop

Capturing the voices of a generation of feminist activists, ‘Sisterhood & After’ is a new oral history archive and website which launched at the British Library on 8th March on International Women’s Day, and provides a free and relevant major resource to anyone interested in the history of feminism. The oral history project was also partnered with The Women’s Library, which advised it, and directed by Margaretta Jolly at the University of Sussex. It was funded by The Leverhulme Trust.

Each of the 60 women activists recorded for this project campaigned for equality and …