A Message From The Creator

Be Bold And Deliberate!!

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.

Inspiration Of A True Professional

Hey Ladies, I just want to take a moment to pay tribute a great journalist, Mr. Mike Wallace.

Myron Leon “Mike” Wallace (May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012) was an American journalistgame show host, actor, and media personality. During his career, which spanned over sixty years, he interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers.

He was one of the original correspondents for CBS‘ 60 Minutes which debuted in 1968. Wallace retired as a regular full-time correspondent in 2006, but still appeared occasionally on the series until 2008.

R.I.P Mr. Wallace.

Inspiration Of Beauty

True Beauty

True beauty is in the way she laughs
True beauty is in her eyes
True beauty is how she acts
True beauty is inside
True beauty is unseen
True beauty is only felt
True beauty is not mean
True beauty is herself
True beauty can’t be cruel
True beauty is bare
True beauty within you
True beauty is always there
True Beauty can’t be covered with makeup
True beauty means true love
True beauty can’t be baked up
True beauty is the flight of a dove
True beauty has no flaws
For True beauty is all that matters after all 

Jean Pullman

Inspirational Poem

Femininity
by Fion Lim

A woman is all about femininity,
That’s the stuff that she’s made up of. 
She has within her,
Layers of depth to her thoughts and feelings.

She reminds you of an onion,
Seemingly translucent to tantalize your imagination. 
Only to uncover layer upon layer,
Peeling off to reveal yet another layer.

She’s never one-dimensional,
That’s not what she’s made to be.
Her layers serve only to protect,
Her very core of being.

Her deepest core is so very well-hidden,
From the harsh glare of unenlightenment. 
Generously sharing her genuine being,
Only to those she trusts with her core.

You can only choose to let go,
Resisting not her many womanly charms. 
But be swept up by her many facets and dimensions,
Uttering, “What astonishing femininity!” 

Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Kathryn Bigelow

Homa Khaleeli

The Guardian, March 7, 2011

Article History

Kathryn Bigelow

First woman to win the Oscar for best director in the 82 years of the Academy award’s history

As well as giving the world Keanu Reeves in the first ever homoerotic bank heist/surfer movie, Kathryn Bigelow, 59, is the first woman to win the Oscar for best director in the 82 years of the Academy award’s history.

Fending off competition from ex-husband James Cameron‘s multimillion-pound sci-fi extravaganza Avatar, her low-budget war movie The Hurt Locker won six prizes at the Academy awards in 2010.

Bigelow is known for eschewing genres most associated with female directors – instead striding determinedly in male-dominated territory with her action movies, police thrillers and even a vampire/western hybrid. It’s an odd route for someone who started out as a painter and conceptual artist, but her fans say she has always refused to make movies that would simply make her money – turning down high school comedies for grittier fare. Nor does she take the easy way out when filming – the Hurt Locker, which follows a bomb-disposal squad in Iraq, was shot in the Jordanian desert, without US studio backing and with unknown actors in the lead roles. She’s been criticised for her attitude to gender – one critic said she masquerades “as the baddest boy on the block to win the respect of an industry still so hobbled by gender-specific tunnel vision that it has trouble admiring anything but film-making soaked in a reduced notion of masculinity” – and for films often entirely focused on men. While Sigourney Weaver claimed she only won her Oscar because she was a woman.

In receiving her Oscar, she said she longed for the day when the fact that she was female would be a moot point, but acknowledged her barrier-breaking role: “I hope I’m the first of many . . . I’m ever grateful if I can inspire some young, intrepid, tenacious male or female film-maker and have them feel that the impossible is possible and never give up on your dream.”

Local Inspiration

Women's History Month Photo of Denise Hart

HERstory: Denise Hart, “The Motivation Mama”

Denise Hart is a woman with many titles: college professor, life coach, founder and artistic director of The Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc., author, speaker, actress and trainer. Followers of her daily inspirational tips and blog also know her by the social media handle, “The Motivation Mama.”

Born in Omaha, Nebraska but a resident of Washington, DC, Denise is passionate about helping women, coaches and entrepreneurs take their big life and business ideas and turn them into reality. She studied theatre and film in college. (“The Wire” fans may remember her as “Miss Anna” on the 2006 season of the HBO drama series.) Eventually, Denise decided to become a professor of theatre at Howard University to help others master the skills that would give them the best chance to achieve their goals and dreams. In addition, she runs Words to Live By, LLC, a business and life coaching practice. During the summer, she operates a performing arts camp for youth in the Washington, DC area. For the past 14 years, approximately 75 kids have come together for five weeks for what she calls theatre boot camp. “Through the performing arts, these students learn to strengthen some of the most valued skills in our society: teamwork, courage, self esteem, independence, confidence, respect, creativity, and problem-solving abilities,” Denise says.
Denise is also a certified Reiki practitioner, a member of The Screen Actors Guild, the International Association of Coaching, and the Creativity Coaching Association.

To learn more about Denise, the Beehive asked her to answer these ten questions:
  1. The proudest moment in my life so far: Being granted tenure as a college professor. This milestone acknowledged and honored my commitment to mastering my field of study.
  2. One woman I look up to: My mother, now deceased, is one woman that I continue to look up to. She exemplified to me and my siblings what it means to stay passionate, go after your dreams and earn a good living and serve others.
  3. I’m inspired by: The world around me – color, sounds, textures, people’s conversations, and nature. These inspirations keep my own mojo flow strong so that I can stay engaged with my clients and help them move forward in their own lives and business.
  4. One of the greatest things about being a woman is: The freedom to be able to mix feminine sensuality with creative and intellectual competence.
  5. One thing I do to make my life easier: I do things ahead of time such as planning a month’s worth of blog posts and writing them on one day.
  6. My favorite thing to do in my free time: Belly dance, read and go to the beach.
  7. I hope that someday: The world will be filled with people who are living their lives with courage, creativity and confidence.
  8. One piece of advice I would give other women: Get the kind of training that will give them the freedom to live their lives fully.
  9. Something that makes me smile: Helping others
  10. I would like to accomplish: I would like to retire from academia in 10 years. But I’d also like to have a thriving practice geared towards helping individuals and businesses deepen their ability to do meaningful work and offer services that will bring happiness to others.

Women In The News

By Martha Burk

WeNews commentator

Friday, April 6, 2012

Martha Burk to IBM at Augusta: Women Saw That

WOMENSENEWS)–Well, the big day for the big boys at Augusta National Golf Club came and went without a woman showing up in the green jacket that denotesmembership. The particular woman in question was Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM, the leading corporate sponsor of Augusta’s Masters Golf Tournament.

For those who don’t follow news of puffed-up men chasing little balls around a green course, the club has always been male-only, and resisted extreme pressure nine years ago from women’s groups, led by the National Council of Women’s Organizations, to open up to female members.

The debate raged for nearly a year, complete with death threats to the NCWO chair, yours truly.

Much of the argument centered on whether the club had the “right to remain private” (translate “engage in discrimination at will”).

A secondary issue was the role of corporate sponsors in supporting the club’s exclusion of women and the statement that made about corporate values.

The newly kindled attention this year was due to IBM’s appointment of Rometty last January. IBM’s CEOs have always been accorded the green jacket. But IBM’s CEOs have always been male. What a difference a woman can make.

Would a Dinosaur Die?

In the run-up to the tournament there was much press speculation as to whether the club would at last dump their dinosaur image and admit Rometty. If not, what would IBM do? We found out on Thursday.

IBM–which consistently scores high on women-friendly biz rankings–did nothing, and in doing nothing they swallowed their company integrity and trashed Rometty.

Their silence sent a message loud and clear: “We respect the boys at Augusta National Golf Club more than we respect our female CEO.”

To add insult to injury, some news outlets were reporting that Rometty would attend the tournament to “entertain clients.”

Women such as Rometty are breaking barriers every day in corporate America, thanks to 30 years of hard work by the organized women’s movement.

We got the laws changed so that discrimination at work is illegal. We got the government to require that contractors institute affirmative action in hiring and promotion, and to report the number of women, men, and people of color in every job category (but unfortunately not pay gaps).

The challenge remains, however, to break the stubborn barriers like Augusta National that wrap themselves in the mantle of “tradition.” Tradition has been used to justify discrimination of all types since time immemorial.

Some have asked why one golf club matters, and what if Rometty herself doesn’t care about being a member (and just incidentally having to don an icky green jacket).

Inspiration Of Motherhood

You Were There

You were there when we took our first steps,
And went unsteadily across the floor.
You pushed and prodded: encouraged and guided,
Until our steps took us out the door…
You worry now “Are they ok?”
Is there more you could have done?
As we walk the paths of our unknown
You wonder”Where have my children gone?”
Where we are is where you have led us,
With your special love you showed us a way,
To believe in ourselves and the decisions we make.
Taking on the challenge of life day-to-day.
And where we go you can be sure,
In spirit you shall never be alone.
For where you are is what matters most to us,
Because to us that will always be home…

– Author Unknown. 

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