Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
of Oklahoma's treasures so I was
delighted to see her quoted in the
Dec 16th Oklahoman.
(Click here to read the full article).
Women chiefs of Oklahoma tribes include:
•Alice Brown Davis, Seminole Nation, 1922-1935
•Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee Nation, 1985-1995
•Grace Goodeagle, Seminole Nation, 1994-1996
•Bernadette Huber, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, current
•Glenna J. Wallace, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, current
Friday, December 15, 2006
And Dr. Rosenthal certainly has the credentials. She has been serving on the Norman City Council, co-founded N.E.W. Leadership, is director of the Carl Albert Center at OU, teaches politics and government at OU, previously worked for the National Conference of State Legislatures, has published numerous books and is wicked smart and totally honest. Read more and find out how to send her a campaign contribution at her website http://CindyForMayor.ORG
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications recently announced that their 2007 Byliner Awardees are Major General Rita Aragon, director of Staff protocol, US Air Force; Martha Burger, treasurer and senior vice president-human resources, Chesapeake Energy Corp.; Mary Ann Eckstein, vice-president-news, KFOR-TV; Sister Joseph Marie, Villa Teresa School; Pam Newby, executive director, Special Care Inc.; Mary Lilliam (Lil) Ross, community leader and Laura Warriner, artist. The celebration dinner will be February 8 at the Petroleum Club.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
These Oklahoma authors are gathering in Tulsa tonight. Wish I could be there!
Billie Letts / Shoot the Moon Ally Carter / Cheating at Solitaire Wilma Mankiller / Every Day is a Good Day
James Patrick Hunt / Before They Make You Run William Bernhardt / Capital Murder Kandi Radzinski / S is for Sooner Connie Cronley / Light and Variable
David Dary / The Oregon Trail: An American Saga Will Thomas / The Limehouse Text Andrew Burstein / The Passion of Andrew Jackson
Tim Tharp / Knights of the Hill Country Hannibal Johnson / No Place Like Home: A Story About an All-Black, All-American Town
Jami Fullerton / Advertising’s War on Terrorism Malena Lott / The Stork Reality John Wooley / Ghost Band
M. J. Van Deventer and Nancy Ingram / Modern Country Michael Wallis & Suzanne Fitzgerald Wallis / The Art of Cars
William Winchester / A Very Small Farm Kim Doner / The Philosopher’s Club Robert J. Conley / Cherokee Medicine Man
Friday, December 01, 2006
Congratulations to Lyn Hester on her recent appointment to the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women. She was appointed by Governor Brad Henry and replaces renita Shofner.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
At the 79th Annual Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony, Lynn Schusterman was inducted into the Hall of Fame. She was the only woman inducted this year although several women introduced inductees. Jill Ker Conway of Massachusetts, the fiirst female president of Smith College, introduced inductee J Philip Kistler; Oklahoma's Jane Jayroe introduced inductee Tom Mcfaniel and Georgian Deborah Lipstadt introduced Schusterman). Maybe best of all, Woody Guthrie's sister and daughter (see right for image on "big screen" at the awards event) spoke on his behalf. Click here to read the Hall of Fame's writeup on Lynn Schusterman.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Alma Wilson was born in Pauls Valley. When she was 8, Wilson decided she wanted to be a lawyer, just like her father, an very unusal aspiration for a little girl in the 1920s.
Women had only just attained the right to vote with the nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This was also an unusual time i history because World War I had just ended. Many people said it was the war to end all wars.
Wilson, however, graduated from college and went on to law school. At that time, only 2.4 percent of lawyers in the United States were women. She married a lawyer by the name of Bill Wilson.
In 1983, Gov. George Nigh appointed her as a justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. In 1997, she became the Chief Justice. Wilson was the first women to serve as the Chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Mezzo-soprano and Broadway star Gloria Parker is performing in her hometown of Guthrie this Saturday, Nov 18. For more information and to purchase tickets ($25 and $35), call 360-2263. Read The Oklahoman article by clicking here.
Monday, November 13, 2006
1907 - Head of Charities and Corrections – Kate Barnard (elected)
1921 - State Senate – Lamar Looney (elected)
1921 - State House of Representatives – Bessie McColgin (elected)
1921 - US House of Representatives – Alice Mary Robertson (elected)
1946 - Secretary of State – Katherine Manton (appointive position)
1963 - State Auditor and Inspector – Imogene Holmes (appointed)
1979 - Corporation Commissioner – Norma Eagleton (initially appointed, then elected)
1982 - Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice - Alma Wilson (appointed)
1985 - Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals - Carol Hansen (appointed)
1991 - Attorney General - Susan Loving (appointed)
1991 - State Insurance Commissioner – Cathy Weatherford (appointed)
1991 - State Treasurer – Claudette Henry (initially appointed?)
1991 - Superintendent of Public Instruction – Sandy Garrett (elected)
1993 - Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals - Reta Strubhar (appointed)
1995 - Commissioner of Labor – Brenda Reneau Wynn (elected)
1995 - Lieutenant Governor – Mary Fallin (elected)
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Edmond author (The Stork Reality), product branding expert and marketing consultant, Malena Lott, recently established the Athena Institute - a professional development company that targets women business owners, working mothers, college women and empowering girls. In addition to her own blog, she offers Athena Knows Workshops, a Godess Chronicles blog and a newsletter. Read the Journal Record article about it by clicking here.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Participants at the Oklahoma Women in Higher Education fall conference yesterday at UCO got to hear from our past and present women college presidents. Hats off to (left to right) Janet Cunningham (Northwestern OSU in Alva), JoAnn Haysbert (Langston University), Joe Anna Hibler(former president of Southwestern OSU in Weatherford) and Cindy Ross (Cameron University in Lawton). Click here to read The Oklahoman article entitled "Women leaders urge help for others."
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Kerr, president and chair of The Kerr Foundation, Inc., has spent over 20 years committing herself to public service and the advancement of education, women, youth and the arts. For the past 15 years, she has dedicated her time and effort to partnering with OSU’s Spears School of Business to establish and help coordinate the annual Women’s Business Leadership Program for business professionals and students. Most recently, Kerr initiated a campaign to raise funds for the Jeanine Rhea/Oklahoma International Women’s Forum Professorship in the Spears School.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
I have been in many meetings where someone said, "What we need to do is just clone Jean Gumerson and our problem will be solved" or "Where can we find some more civic leaders like Jean Gumerson?" From a personal perspective, she was always a wonderfully supportive friend to both Larkin and me. She was one of the first donors of a full scholarship to N.E.W. Leadership; back then, I was just learning how to fundraise and she was amazingly gracious and kind.
Click here to read the Oklahoman story about Jean and also to read her obituary. Her memorial service will be at 11 am on Saturday at Westminister Presbyterian Church in OKC. Rest in peace, Jean.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
I am assembling a mission team to travel to Kenya February 1 through 17, 2007. You can read about the project at http://Kenya2007.blogspot.com and you can read about last year's mission trip to Kenya at http://Come2Kenya.blogspot.com/.
If anyone is interested in coming, contact me!
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Women’s leadership conference offered at UCO
EDMOND (JR) – Preparing women to assume leadership positions in higher education administration is the goal of a one-day workshop sponsored by the Oklahoma Women in Higher Education at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. The conference – “Maximizing the Leadership in You” – is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at UCO. The cost is $60.
Speakers will include Belle Wheelan, president of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and Anne Morgan, a consultant, historian and writer. Topics for sessions include communication skills, mentoring, networking strategies and leadership development.
The Oklahoma Women in Higher Education is part of the American Council on Education’s Network. More information on the conference is available by calling Debbie Blanke at (405) 225-9151. The deadline for registration is Oct. 19.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Gwen Dailey, Associate Chief for Nursing Specialty Services, Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, OKC.
Lisa Griffitts, nurse educator, Valley View Regional Hospital, Ada
Tammy Powell, Chief Nursing Officer and VP, St Anthony Hospital, OKC
Paula Price, Director of Health Promotion and Community, Norman Regional Health System
Stacy Robberson, Clinical Nurse Manager, Integris Baptist Medical Center, OKC
David Wilson, Staff Nurse, CHildren's Hospital Urgent Care Center, St Francis Hospital, Tulsa
Stanley Hupfeld, President and CEO, Integris Health, OKC
Friday, September 22, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
The show was featured in Oklahoma Today this month.
You can check out their website here.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Say... How about a Women's Lobby for Oklahoma?
Sunday, August 13, 2006
It is time Oklahoma sent a woman to Congress. Women legislators conceptualize problems differently, are more likely to offer new solutions, are more responsive to constituent requests and much more (read the research findings on this here).
All that said, The Oklahoman had me at "Fallin's campaign has generally been clean..." Say no more. Know what I mean, wink, wink? Fallin is a good, honest candidate; she deserves your vote.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Okahoma State Teacher of the Year Robyn Hilger is a Suma Cum Laude graduate from Oklahoma City University and holds a Masters Degree in Music. She is band and orchestra director at Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School in Oklahoma City.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Oklahoma State University's Women's Studies Program
University of Central Oklahoma's Women's Studies Program
University of Oklahoma's Women's Studies Program
University of Oklahoma's Women's Outreach Center
University of Tulsa's Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
To watch a short video and learn more about Te Ata, this exciting new play and how to purchase tickets for performances August 5-13, click here or call 405-574-1213. To read a short biography of Te Ata at the Chickasaw Nation's website, click here or on the Oklahoma Women website, click here.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Saturday, July 15, 2006
FRIDAY, the newspaper of Nichols Hills, has issued its annual list of the 50 most powerful Oklahomans. A list is sent to 250 statewide leaders (not themselves on the list) who are asked to select the 50 they consider most powerful. Individuals can also be written in. I suspect the vast majority of the voters are men who live in Central Oklahoma and are Republican. Of the 50 selected this year, there may be one or two who can claim some Native American blood but there are no blacks or Hispanics and only 3 women – Christy Everest, Mary Fallin and Kathy Taylor. To view the list of 50, click here.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Too many women in too many countries
speak the same language of silence.
My grandmother was always silent, always aggrieved
Only her husband had the cosmic right (or so it was said)
to speak and be heard.
They say it is different now.
(After all, I am always vocal and my grandmother
thinks I talk too much)
But sometimes I wonder.
When a woman shares her thoughts, as some women do,
graciously, it is allowed.
When a woman fights for power, as all women would like
to, quietly or loudly, it is questioned.
And yet, there must be freedom — if we are to speak
And yes, there must be power — if we are to be heard.
And when we have both (freedom and power) let us now be understood.
We seek only to give words to those who cannot speak
(too many women in too many countries)
I seek to forget the sorrows of my grandmother's silence.
Monday, July 10, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Chair: Jennifer Paustenbaugh
Vice Chair: Catherine Haynes
Secretary: Lou Kohlman
Nominating Committee: Mary Walker and Anita Norman
The Chair of the Advisory Council will be Jilda Motley.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Addendum: Opps. Not "re-elected" ~ Lisa was elected for two years so is just starting the second half of her 2-year term. Click on "Comment" below to read more.