Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and it got me thinking about inspiring women of the past and present. Over the past two years, I have highlighted inspirational writers from Maya Angelou to Mary Oliver on the JBBC blog. Last year to celebrate Women’s History Month, I wrote about the remarkable life and work of Marie Curie and her contribution to cancer treatment. Madame Curie’s life story is a story of  personal determination and dedication to science. 

Yet, much as I am moved by the example of these gifted women, it is the unsung heroines of everyday that truly inspire me. Those women who have shared their stories in my guest blog posts, in the comments they have left and in the blogs I regularly read. These women are the women I want to celebrate today.

So, let’s celebrate and recognize great women, not just this month, but all year long. Now tell me, who are the most inspiring women in your life?