Articles in Category: Women Worldwide

Amazing Women Writers

Women have played, and continue to play, a remarkable role in literature and journalism:

  • Enheduanna, a Sumerian writer and high priestess living in circa 2000 BC authored the first attributed literary effort in history.
  • Lady Murasake Shikibu, a Japanese noblewoman (born 970; died 1004), wrote the earliest novel on record.  Her work is considered a masterpiece by many critics.

From Poverty to Penmanship

By Susan Macaulay

Frances Hodgson Burnett, an English-American playwright and author was an amazing woman – some might say the J.K. Rowling of the late 19th century.

Born into an impoverished family in Manchester, England, in 1849, from the age of 18 she would use her vivid imagination and writing skills to pen popular children’s books, novels and plays to support her brothers and sisters. & I

By Susan Macaulay

The seeds of were sown one spring afternoon in 1993, when my husband Bob stepped off the shuttle bus that brought him home from work.

It was a typical May day in Abu Dhabi – sweltering. I was off to the gym, striding purposefully across the parking lot where the bus had stopped to disgorge its tired and sweaty load.

Meg's Loving It

By Susan Macaulay

meghan-kinney.jpgDriven, dynamic, and yet totally down to earth, New-York-based fashion designer Meghan Kinney loves what she does and does what she loves.

“I’m a great big believer in figuring out what you love and then doing it,” she says. “No one’s saying you have to do one thing for the rest of your life, but figure out what makes you happy and sort out how to fulfill yourself doing it.”

And that's EXACTLY what Meghan has done.

No Holds Barred

By Susan Macaulay

nadia-wehbe.jpgIt’s strange to hear Nadia Wehbe talk about balance. Because when she does something, she does it 100 per cent, all in, no holds barred.

When she decided four years ago to get involved with The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PRCF), for example, she didn’t start with a few hours a week raising money or giving support. Not Nadia. She went directly to Palestine to see for herself what was needed “on the ground.”