Strong Female Friday: Kristen Parsons Sets the Bar High

Posted by SWSG Blogging Corps Aug 8, 2013 , , , , , , , , , , ,

As the Executive Director for Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) in Boston, I am lucky to meet hundreds of local strong women each year. About a year and a half ago, I stumbled across one of my favorites: Kristen Parsons, who is an officer of Corporate Communications at State Street, and…Read More

Strong Female Friday: J.K. Rowling

Posted by Samantha Johnson Aug 8, 2013 , , , , , , , , , ,

This week in our Boston office we celebrated J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter thanks to our HR and Finance Intern, A.B. Everyone in the office was placed into their respective “houses” of Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff. The office was decorated and we even had a trivia…Read More

Strong Female Friday: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Posted by Samantha Johnson Jul 7, 2013 , , , , , , , , , , ,

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was a poet, teacher, and civil rights activist. Born into freedom in Baltimore in 1825, she was able to work hard for justice and freedom throughout her life. Harper used her education to fight for civil rights throughout her life. She expressed her passion…Read More

Strong Female Friday: Mary McLeod Bethune

Posted by SWSG Blogging Corps Jul 7, 2013 , , , , , , , , , ,

“We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.” – Mary McLeod Bethune

Born in South Carolina, Mary was the daughter of slaves. Forced into labor at a young age led…Read More