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Monday, March 21, 2011

Voice, Confidence, Power: Make Women’s History

Speak Out! Take Leadership! Stand up for Yourself! There have always been women who have spoken out against injustice, taken leadership, and stood up for themselves. There have also been women who were denied the tools they needed to speak out, to lead, and to fight back.

In honor of March as Women’s History Month, IMPACT Chicago celebrates all the women who have lived before us who did what they could with the tools they had and we promise to do all we can to create opportunities for women and girls now and in the future to find their voices, confidence, and power.

Throughout history, mothers and fathers have struggled to provide their daughters with tools to take care of themselves and sometimes daughters have blazed a trail for their mothers. Victoria Herbert of Chicago says “My daughter insisted that I take IMPACT because she wanted me to experience the feeling of empowerment and confidence that the program had instilled in her. I am so glad that I did! The instructors, assistants, and other students were so supportive and it truly proved to be a life changing (and empowering!) experience for me.”

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