“Are the portraits that hang in the hallways of your organization only of past male leaders? Know that this is impacting what employees or students believe possible for themselves.”
-- Iris Bohnet, Academic Dean at Harvard Kennedy School, author of ‘What Works: Gender Equality By Design

This year, on Oct. 11 - The International Day of the Girl - a constellation of women are giving girls (and boys) the gift of powerful history lessons that they never learned.

 
This is THE GREAT WOMEN PORTRAIT PROJECT (The project has 2 steps. Click here to check them out)
"When I grew up, there was very little women's history in the textbooks and, if there was, it was in this little box at the bottom... as little girls, we went to those boxes and read them, avidly." -PBS Interview with Meryl Streep
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, organized citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

Invite Great Women into your boardroom or office space -and give girls their 'hidden' history

Artist Jo Napier creates Great Women portraits, like this one (right) of Oregon physician, feminist, and fierce advocate for women's rights, Dr. Marie Equi.

(30 x 40 oil pastel and acrylic)

Create your own Great Woman portrait
 
"No one ever told me Mozart had a sister named Nannerl, who, he said, was the talented one. This is the history we're only just learning and it's exciting -but it's infuriating not to have learned earlier." --- Gloria Steinem