We honored celebrities, friends, moms, and neighbors. We celebrated you and your children. We recognized athletes, scientists, news reporters, survivors, those who are thriving, writers, singers, advocates and more. In 2012 we paid tribute to approximately 35 women who are providing us with inspiration and reminding us that when we are called to action we must listen. We also were reminded that even the smallest of actions can make a huge impact in the lives of others. I want to thank all of the guest bloggers who helped to make Wednesday’s Woman a shining highlight at Sperk*. I have a great amount of gratitude for all of the honorees and for all of you.
Thank you, Anna Mahler for being a regular contributor to Wednesday’s Woman and for being my friend. My gratitude for bringing awareness of the inspiring work of Lisa Shannon, Jane Aronson, Taryn Davis, Diane Latiker, Zainab Salbi, Christy Turlington Burns, and Seane Corn.
Thank you Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms and Tara Pohlkotte for sharing your stories of women who write and who impassioned your own journey of expression.
Thank you Heidi Cave, Ashley Taylor, Galit Breen, Kristen, and aka Lavern for sharing your heart and reminding us that a Wednesday’s Woman is always right in our midst.
Thank you Delilah and Kirstin Piccini for sharing your stories of the women who pulled you through your toughest trials.
Thank you Kim Pugliano, Cat Poland, Stacey Gill, Cindy Reed and Tracy at Scribblesaurus Me for honoring your friends and bringing their stirring stories to light.
Thank you Missy Bedell and M for reminding us that our mothers or mother-figures were our first Wednesday’s Women.
Thank you Ado, Miranda and Aubrey Ortega for bringing to light the little-known works of well-known people.
Finally, thank you to Corrie Ortner, the first Wednesday’s Woman and my friend who inspired the entire series.
I am looking forward to discovering the Women who inspire you in 2013.
Wednesday's Woman is a weekly feature dedicated to spotlighting women who are role models for our daughters. . . and the world.