A study was done by Korn/Ferry a few years back showing that businesses that was headed by a veteran far exceeded those that didn’t during times of trouble. Apparently, soldiers are able to view a clear map of success in their mind without panicking over the short-term.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first women to enter and run the Boston Marathon. For several years, another woman, Roberta Gibb, ran in the race, but did not dare register, not that she could. Women were not allowed to run in any marathons until 1972.
As President Obama prepared for his trip to Riyadh, Amnesty International urged him to address issues of human rights with King Abdullah as well as appoint a female secret service agent to drive him during his trip.
For the past several years, I can’t help but notice a faint sound of tapping over my head. It’s not exactly loud enough to be sure of its location or even what it is exactly, but I’m almost convinced it’s the sound of high heels tap dancing on the glass ceiling above my head…only I’m pretty sure whoever is up there has put down a hardwood floor on top of the glass ceiling to secure it in place.
Mary’s story could be told in her photo. From the beginning, I just couldn’t reconcile the heartbreak in her face with the story posted, nor did it fit with the way women or African-Americans were treated in the lat 1800s.