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Women continue to make history…this time the symbolic order [read men] helped!

Thursday, 4 January 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

An Historic Day for Women

In the past hour, we all witnessed an important milestone in history as Nancy Pelosi took the oath of office as the first woman speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Pelosi, who spoke with the Foundation’s leadership in August, said at the time, “Chicago Foundation for Women is a wonderful place to bring all this extraordinary talent and intellect together to make the world a better place.”

At that time in August, Pelosi was minority leader and the first woman to hold that job in Congress. She told the audience that day that she thought powerful women were saying to her, “At last we have a seat at the table.’” Pelosi told us, she thought, ‘We want more! We want more!’”

Today, women now have a better seat. We wanted to bring you some of Pelosi’s remarks today as she spoke before the members of the 110th U.S. Congress. (Also, scroll down for information on our upcoming discussion of the 2007 city budget.)

Hannah Rosenthal

Executive Director

Pelosi’s remarks as the first woman speaker

U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi was elected today to be the first woman to hold the job of speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. “

For our daughters and our granddaughters, today we have broken the marble ceiling,” Pelosi said in remarks shortly before she gaveled open the 110th session of the U.S. Congress. “For our daughters and our granddaughters, the sky is the limit. Anything is possible.” MORE…

SAVE THE DATE
2007 City Budget Forum
Cosponsored by Chicago Women in Philanthropy
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
1 E. Wacker, 20th floor
Chicago

 

Three Chicago aldermen discuss the 2007 city budget’s impact on women and girls. RSVPs requested. MORE…

 

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© COPYRIGHT 2006 CHICAGO FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN.

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