A Brief History
Today, March 8, 2023, I, Dr. Zar, wish all of my family, friends, colleagues, students, and subscribers who are women a Happy International Women’s Day!
Here are some notable women in 2023 (each of these women was born on a different continent from the others on this list):
- J. K. Rowling (born 1965), a British author with a net worth of over $1 billion, continues to rank among the wealthiest and most influential living authors as the creator of the Wizarding World franchise. Hogwarts Legacy, a 2023 video game set in the Wizarding World universe, has already had record-breaking sales.
- Beyoncé (born 1981), an American singer, in February 2023, set the record of most Grammy awards in the ceremony’s history with 32 over her career so far.
- Valentina Shevchenko (born 1988), a Kyrgyzstani and Peruvian professional mixed martial artist, has the record for most title defenses by a woman in UFC history with 7 and reigned as UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion until March 2023 when she was defeated by Alexa Grasso (born 1993) who thereby became the first Mexican woman to win a UFC championship.
You can see music videos for my two favorite songs by Beyoncé on YouTube:
These music videos were released in 2003 and 2008, respectively, but still remain popular over a decade later.
Question for students (and subscribers): What do you think is the greatest accomplishment by a woman in 2023 so far? Please let us know in the comments section below this article.
Your readership is much appreciated!
For more information, please see…
Enthoven, Wies and Lisette Schuitemaker. The Eldest Daughter Effect: How Firstborn Women – like Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, JK Rowling and Beyoncé – Harness their Strengths. Findhorn Press, 2016.
You can also watch video versions of this article on YouTube.