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  • Indira Gandhi (Indian Prime Minister for Four Terms)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    indira-gandhi.jpgIndira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: इंदिरा प्रियदर्शिनी गांधी Indirā Priyadarśinī Gāndhī; née: Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassination  in 1984, a total of fifteen years.

    She was India's first and to date, only female prime minister. She is the world's all time longest serving female Prime Minister.

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  • Dorothy Draper (Pioneer Interior Designer)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    Dorothy DraperDorothy Draper (born Dorothy Tuckerman November 22, 1889, died March 11, 1969) was an influential and innovative American interior decorator of the early to mid 20th century.

    She helped inspire a generation of home improvement devotees with her 1939 book Decorating is Fun!, subtitled "How to Be Your Own Decorator". 

    Her book Entertaining is Fun! How to Be a Popular Hostess, was reissued in 2004.

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  • Fairuz (Singer/Diva)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    fairuz.jpgNouhad Wadi Haddad (Arabic: نهاد حداد‎) (born November 21, 1935), famously known as Fairuz (Arabic: فيروز‎), is a Lebanese singer who is widely considered to be the most famous living singer in the Arab world and one of the best known of all time.

    She was born in Jabal al Arz (Cedar Mountain) to a Syriac Catholic father and a Maronite mother, and converted to Greek Orthodoxy when she married Assi Rahbani, one of two brothers who helped shape her career.

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  • Billie Jean King (Winner of 39 Grand Slams)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    billie-jean-king.jpgBillie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

    She won 12 Grand Slam  singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

    King has long been an advocate against sexism in sports and society.

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  • Alice Ramsey (Driver / Maverick / Pioneer)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    Alice Huyler RamseyAlice Huyler Ramsey (11 November 1886 – 10 September 1983) was the first woman to drive across the United States from coast to coast.

    Ramsey was born Alice Taylor Huyler, the daughter of John Edwin Huyler, a lumber dealer, and Ada Mumford Farr.

    She graduated from Vassar College in 1907.

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  • Heaven's Surprising Policy On Pets

    Author Susan Macaulay

    Heaven's Surprising Policy On Pets A woman and her dog were walking along a road. The woman was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to her that she was dead.
     
    She remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside her had been dead for years. She wondered where the road was leading them.
     
    After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble... At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

    When she was standing before it she saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.
     
    She and the dog walked toward the gate, and as she got closer, she saw a woman at a desk to one side. When she was close enough, she called out, “Excuse me, where are we?” 

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  • An inspirational story of a daughter who helped her Mom go to college

    Author Susan Macaulay

    I frequently turn to online friends and fans with questions. I posed these questions to the Amazing Women Rock FB community:

    Dear mothers and daughters: I'm often told I'm a "good" daughter. I know it's meant as a compliment when people say it, but I'm not exactly sure what it means.

    How do you define a "good" daughter? What does it mean to be one? What do "good" daughters do that bog standard ordinary daughters don't do and vice versa?

    Is there such a thing as a "bad" daughter? What would a bad daughter do that a good daughter wouldn't and vice versa? 

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