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Today we celebrate Maria Tallchief. At the age of 17 she went to New York to pursue a dancing career. Many dance companies rejected her due to her Native American ancestry. As an understudy, in 1942, when the lead ballerina stepped down, she was able to stand in and received many positive reviews. There were people that advised her to change her last name to avoid discrimination, however she refused. In 1947, she danced with the Paris opera Ballet becoming the first American to dance with the Paris Opera Ballet, which she did for thirteen years. After retirement she opened a ballet and dance company called Chicago City Ballet. Tallchief spoke out against injustices and discrimination. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.
Thank you for showing us that we can be strong, smart and bold! ❤
Today we would like to celebrate Madame C.J. Walker. She was the first self-made female millionaire in America by making hair products for black women.
She and her husband would travel promoting her hair products and give lecture demonstrations to educate the public. In addition, to being a successful entrepreneur she invested in philanthropic and educational efforts.
She is a great example of a strong, smart and bold woman who empowered others in her community and encouraged them to give back. ❤
Ursula Burns 📣 The FIRST African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 Company.
Ursula was raised by a single mom and grew up in public housing of New York City. She received a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering and has gone on to receive 10+ honorary degrees from universities across the U.S. including Georgetown University and NYU. The same year she she got her master's , 1980, Ursula began her summer internship @Xerox. She held more than six different positions in the company, from executive assistant to VP and SVp. She was named CEO of Xerox in 2010, becoming the first black woman to ever hold such a position in the United States.
President Barack Obama appointed Ursula to lead the White House National #STEM Program in 2009, which she did until 2016.
Ursula is currently the president of Veon the 11th largest telecoms service provider by subscribers in the world. She has been on the Forbes List of Most Powerful Women in the World- more than once!
She is founding board director of Change the Equation. Which focuses on improving the U.S.'s education system in STEM and provides leadership counsel to community, educational and non-profit organizations across the globe.
Ursula, you blazed a trail all the way to the top and are a continued inspiration in the field of STEM and leadership. For every girl out there figuring out 'what's next' just know that every step you take is a step in the right direction! And that you are a leader today, tomorrow and always!
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Sharing this coping calendar with daily actions to keep calm, stay wise and be kind. While we remain home-bound together we can find ways to be positive. According to @actionhappiness, in 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples”. Share the happiness! 🌞♥️ #actionforhappiness #internationaldayofhappiness
HAPPY ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE KID DAY! Take time to tell a kid in your life how INCREDIBLE they are!
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