Welcome to what I think will be a very enjoyable and educational visit about women’s role in changing the world. Women are powerful and have the ability to affect great change when motivated and able.
Highlighted on Same Shield is women’s role in traditionally closed professions. These include law enforcement, the military, diplomacy, espionage, and private industry.
You will have the opportunity to take a walk through history and to understand the evolution of these professions, as we know them today. In the process you will learn of the sacrifices and the challenges faced by women as each of these pioneers took the initial steps towards inclusion in their respective felid. Their motivations were no different then those faced by modern colleagues, as they were driven by the desire to contribute to society and unafraid of change.
Also highlighted on Same Shield is the role that women are playing internationally, from politics to community health. Women are accelerating the pace of development and transition across the world. Included here are some of the stories of inspirational women.
I have been involved in law enforcement for nearly three decades and during that time have experienced a great deal of the joys and the challenges associated with the profession. I am hopeful that this site will in many ways demystify the profession, establish educational and professional guidance, and provide resources for further exploration as young people make career choice in a world forever changed. Dr. Kathleen Kiernan
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Kennedy Center Names New Chief
Dec. 10, 2013, via New York Times: Deborah F. Rutter, who as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra helped it navigate the financial shoals that have sunk other orchestras, will become the president of the Kennedy Center next fall, the center announced on Tuesday.
Mary Barra Named GM CEO, Automaker’s First Female Chief
Dec. 10, 2013, via Forbes: TCEO-to-be Barra, who ranks 35th on FORBES’ list of most powerful women, has worked at GM for 33 years and has experience with positions in manufacturing, engineering and senior management.
UN Reports ‘Slow, Uneven’ Use of Afghan Law Protecting Women
Dec. 8, 2013, via UN News Centre: Afghan authorities registered an increased number of reported acts of violence against women and girls in the past year, but prosecutions and convictions under a landmark law remained low with most cases settled by mediation, according to an annual United Nations report released today.