Seven Stellar Slovak Women

By |2024-03-18T09:52:19-05:00March 18th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Czech Republic, diversity, Europe, Global, global competency, Goals, Intercultural, International History, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Medical Attire and Professionalism, Politics, Relationship Building, Translation, United States, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

Seven Stellar Slovak Women   By Sharon Schweitzer Continuing on the topic of Women's History Month, here is a glimpse of seven spectacular Slovak women that changed history.  Elena Marothy-Soltesova (the first feminist)-was a Slovak writer and editor. She was also a leading figure in the women's movement in Slovakia. She served as chair of [...]

7 Tips for Graciously Navigating Politics at Thanksgiving

By |2021-11-09T14:16:37-06:00November 9th, 2021|Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Modern Manners, Politics, United States|

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels Your brined turkey is perfectly prepared, and your sauces are expertly simmered. Your home is thoroughly sanitized. ‘Tis the night before Thanksgiving; you and your sous chef have planned an excellent celebration. The only concern is guest behavior. You break out in a cold sweat with memories [...]

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Australia Quiz

By |2021-03-22T11:17:37-05:00March 29th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics, Quiz|

Image Source: Flickr.com Record setting pilot Maude Bonney of Queensland In honor of National Women’s History Month, our final quiz focuses on a continent that is home to many prominent women who have demonstrated success in a myriad of ways.  Australia not only has beautiful scenery and beaches, but also brilliant, independent women that have [...]

Courageous Czech Women – Celebrating Women’s History Month: Czech Republic Quiz

By |2021-03-26T19:15:04-05:00March 26th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Czech Republic, Politics, Quiz|

Image Credit: https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/ Věra Čáslavská at the 1967 European gymnastics championships. In our continued observance of Women’s History Month, we are honoring just a few of the numerous prominent Czech women artists, athletes, politicians, rulers and scientists. There are thousands of women who have impacted culture, history, and society in the current Czech lands, and [...]

Celebrating Women’s History Month: European Quiz

By |2021-03-22T11:12:57-05:00March 22nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics, Quiz|

Image Credit: commons.wikimedia.org Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of England (now the United Kingdom)  How much do you know about successful women in the United Kingdom and Europe? This diverse region has made remarkable progress over the past century to establish gender equality and women’s rights. Several prominent organizations seek to promote female empowerment, including the [...]

Celebrating Women’s History Month: South America Quiz

By |2021-03-10T19:15:44-06:00March 10th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Politics|

Image Credit: commons.wikimedia.org Policarpa Salavarrieta, 2 Pesos Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. We are inviting you to challenge your intellect about women’s global contributions. During March, we are sharing a series of posts celebrating women leaders and their landmark achievements to humanity. On March 3, we [...]

Celebrating Women’s History Month: United States Quiz

By |2022-11-07T12:03:43-06:00March 3rd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Politics, Quiz|

PhotoCredit: Library of Congress Margaret Chase Smith at her swearing in ceremony with Speaker William Bankhead, and Rep. James C. Oliver Women's History Month occurs annually from March 1-31, to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in U.S. American history. The theme in 2021 is Valiant Women [...]

What Expats Living in the U.S. and All of Us Need to Know About President’s Day

By |2021-02-10T18:51:40-06:00February 10th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Politics|

Image: whitehouse.gov Expat is a shortened version or a nickname for an expatriate - a person living outside their native country or who has settled themselves abroad for a time. As a cross-cultural consultant, I conduct ongoing virtual training for expats who live and work here in the U.S. Many times, I am asked about [...]

Responding Graciously to Highly-Charged Political Questions

By |2021-01-13T14:05:03-06:00January 13th, 2021|Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Politics, United States|

Image: stock.adobe.com By flysnow Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is scheduled to be inaugurated on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, during the Covid-19 pandemic. In light of the events of last week, this event will occur with unprecedented levels of security with the world observing our democracy. Once again our readers are asking us for advice about how [...]

Quiz: What your friends want you to know about Presidents’ Day in the U.S

By |2019-02-03T15:46:35-06:00February 12th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Politics, Quiz, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

  Four Former Presidents by Whitehouse.gov If you are living and working in the U.S.A., it’s important to know about our national holidays. When we visit other countries, it is always fascinating to learn about other cultures. In the U.S., Presidents’ Day was originally known as Washington Day and celebrated on February 22 [...]

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