Entries by Sherry Rolen

How the President of the United States is Elected

Start with the Constitution. The basic process of selecting the President of the United States is spelled out in the U.S. Constitution, and it has been modified by the 12th, 22nd, and 23rd amendments. Many additional steps have been added over the years, by custom and by state law — the process has changed quite a […]

Business Women of Missouri Week – October 16-22, 2016

Attached is the proclamation signed by Governor Nixon officially naming October 16-22 Business Women of Missouri Week. Please use this week to make plans with your local club to publicize the work done by BWM. It is also a good time for a press release highlighting the state and your local club’s achievements, a membership […]

NEWS RELEASE: Sharron Sutton 2016-17 BWM State President

  Sharron Sutton 2016-17 BWM State President Sharron Sutton, Joplin, was installed as president of Business Women of Missouri at the April 22-24, 2016 Annual State Conference, Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO. Ms. Sutton, a member of Joplin BWM Club since 1993, held the local club’s offices of recording secretary, vice president, president […]

National Women’s History Museum

After her husband abandoned her and their five children, Clara Shortridge Foltz began studying law. #OnThisDay in 1878, she passed her bar exam (despite her questioning lasting twice as long as was typical for a man), becoming the first woman permitted to practice law in California. Foltz tried to attend Hastings College of Law but […]

Keeping Time With Your Biological Clock

You’ve seen the photos — Hollywood celebrities proudly sporting baby bumps well into their thirties and even their forties. Such images might lead you to believe that 40 is the new 20 when it comes to women’s fertility. But in reality, your biological clock marches on every time you blow out the candles on your […]

Nourish Your Women’s Network and Feed Leadership

(WOMENSENEWS)–A financial help book that I got at a networking event last year has been sitting on my shelf, tugging at me to pick it up. The author, Julie Murphy Casserly, gave an inspiring speech at the event. Her down-to-earth approach on finances stuck in my head: “Financial healing is a process. When you focus […]

My Mom Taught Me Why Minimum Wage is Women’s Issue

DALLAS (WOMENSENEWS)– Across the U.S., states are debating raising the minimum wage. In Missouri, where I grew up, supporters are gathering petitions for ballot initiatives. One would increase it to $9 an hour from $7.65 and then a dollar a year until it is $15. I know what this fight means for people because I […]

Celebrate the 95th Anniversary of Women Winning the Vote

Anniversary of the First Women’s Rights Conference (July 19 and 20)  On July 19-20, 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott spearheaded the first women’s rights convention in American History. Over 300 women and men came to Seneca Falls, New York to protest the mistreatment of women in social, economic, political, and religious life. This marked the […]

5 Success Tips for Business and Career Women

  As a Business Executive Coach, I am often asked: “What are your best success tips or advice you would offer business and career women?”  Listed below are the top 5 success tips I recommend to business and career women who are serious about leaping to the next level. 1. See the long-term vision. Whatever […]

12 Things Successful Women Do Differently

Every woman has her own definition of success. But there are certain traits that most successful women share. I spend a good part of my work day reading and writing about women who have achieved great things — and I make it a point to surround myself with women who are well on their way […]