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I wanted to pay tribute to women, all women. We were each born of a mother and that is the first nurturing light in our lives. Each of these women. provided something important to the world and has moved it forward. Celebrate.

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Aung San Suu Kyi – A force for democracy in Burma, she is an opposition politician who spent 15 of the past 22 years in jail for her activism.

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Germaine Greer is an Australian writer, academic, journalist and scholar of early modern English literature and is widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the later 20th century
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Rosa Parks – In December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks, age 42, refused to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. She was later known as the first lady of civil rights and the mother of the freedom movement.
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Somaly Mam – a Cambodian author and human rights advocate, focusing primarily on needs of victims of human sex trafficking.
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Agatha Christie – British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary…

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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

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  1. i am a big admirer of this lady with immense courage!

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  2. I watched the film It was so inspiring. Wonderful.

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  3. Well said Ivon.

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  4. petit4chocolatier

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

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