We gathered to talk about women's role in society, changes through history, among others voting rights and women in the work force.
Eileen gave an overview of Emma Willard (Hart), an American Educator, whose work spurred the establishment of high schools for girls and women's colleges. She founded the Troy Female Seminary.
Michele presented a short biography of Edith Wharton (Newbold Jones). born in New York, lived in The Mount in the Berkshires for many years and then in France. where she helped the French war effort during World War I. She stayed in France until her death.
Finally Linda Z talked about Eve Ensler and her work advocating to end violence against women.
We closed by looking at the biographies of a few female Nobel Laureates. Until 2011, a total of 44 women, and 803 men had been honored.
Thank you to Robin and Linda for preparing such a thought provoking session.
The shared a wonderful potluck afterwards, thank you for everyone for bringing such tasty dishes.