They say every heart has a story and by sharing your story you can reach the hearts of so many more people and touch their lives in ways that our grandmothers could never have imagined.
The digital world has opened up so many opportunities for us to create communities and build worthwhile businesses sometimes whilst we are still in our PJ’s.
Womens lives have changed, the early women suffragettes would be proud of what we have achieved and that via collaboration and technology our voices can be heard above the noise. Early suffragettes like writer Elizabeth Cady Stanton used the Declaration of Independence as a template for her famous women's rights document the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions.
All over the world women have stood side by side demonstrating courage and persistence.
I AM WOMAN business clubs launched in the UK over a year ago with the intention of creating a community of women who could learn and share business and life experiences by walking along side each other, maybe not as loudly as our early sisters but certainly with pride in our achievements and our supportive attitudes.
Part of that community building and sharing has seen three women collaborate on an amazing project. The I AM WOMAN Kindle book challenge is taking twelve women through to final publishing and the launch their books on International Women’s Day on 8th March 2013. The three women are founder Cheryl Bass and authors and book coaches Cathy Presland and Jacqui Malpass.
Cheryl Bass commented “All over the world women are sharing their gifts, in the US we have seen a phenomenal rise of business women and entrepreneurs publishing books and building successful on going careers from their many years of experience. In the UK we don’t normally shout out how brilliant we are. That all changes here.”
The budding authors have been given advice and guidance from the book coaches Cathy and Jacqui designed to help them stay focused and keep them motivated.
Cathy Presland says “So often, people fail at the first hurdle because they feel alone with their writing project. With this challenge we created a team spirit which will carry everyone through the highs and lows of writing. “
Jacqui Malpass continues “Our aim was to unshackle and release the creative spirit of our fellow writers, to help them to use their writing as not only a cathartic process but as a way to build personal confidence and to grow their businesses. We are all looking forward to standing side by side having walked a mile in everyone’s shoes together.”
Some of the books provide business related advice, whilst others are personal stories about overcoming challenge, all are inspirational.
On the 19th March, I AM WOMAN will be hosting a celebration event and presenting the I AM WOMAN Kindle books authors with awards for their achievements.
Information about I AM WOMAN;
1) I AM WOMAN was founded by Cheryl Bass in Cardiff in 2011. Its business clubs are now expanding across the UK. The Swindon club opened in 2012, Manchester at the end of January and now Bath. A further club will open in Bristol in the next few months. Additional leaders are sought to launch clubs in other towns and cities.
I AM WOMAN, prides itself on being a heart centred organisation that reaches out to support women everywhere, to connect with them and to help them transform their lives.
I AM WOMAN offers:
-Online and offline support
-Coaching & Mentoring
- Kindle Challenge.
The I AM WOMAN’s programme is endorsed by ILM and there is an associated facebook group with over 2000 members, http://www.facebook.com/
You can also find out more at www.iamwoman.biz and www.iamwomanglobal.biz
Information about International Womens Day
International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century. Since those early years, International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women’s movement has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.
International Women's Day (IWD) was honoured for the first time in on 19 March 1911. The March 19 date was chosen because it commemorated the day that the Prussian king promised to introduce votes for women in 1848. The promise gave hope for equality but it was a promise that he failed to keep. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. In 1913 International Women's Day was transferred to 8 March.
Increasingly, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
Additional Photographs and further infornation about:
- the authors and their books
- I AM WOMAN
-International Women's Day
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