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Did you know... (little known, but interesting,
that "Every shopper who loads up at the supermarket is indebted to her,"
said Ernest Heyn, author of Fire of Genius. He was speaking about
Margaret Knight, who invented the first paper-bag machine. For patenting
purposes, Knight commissioned a Boston machinist to produce an iron
model of her wooden machine, a machine that could cut, fold, and paste
bag bottoms itself. She then learned that Charles F. Annan had studied
her model at the machinist's and patented a design suspiciously like
hers. Knight sought legal remedy, and in 1868 the Patent Office examiners
sided with her and she went into partnership with the Eastern Paper
Bag Company of Hartford, Connecticut. Knight received $2,500 from Eastern
for the patent rights, royalties totaling $25,000, and 214 shares of
capital stock that paid quarterly dividends. When asked how an uneducated
woman with no training in mechanics could develop such a machine, Knight
replied, "I'm not surprised at what I've done. I'm only sorry I couldn't
have had as good a chance as a boy, and have put to my trade regularly."
Woman Golfer's Book Scores an Eagle!
Writer Kathryn Beisner and her assistant are happy about book sales at women's golf events!
Many ladies' golf leagues invited contributing author Kathryn Beisner
to sign, sell, and read a few entertaining excerpts from the
popular 2007 release of Chicken
Soup® for the Woman Golfer's Soul book. Having the books
available for sale lent a festive element to the golf season's
Beisner with the director (CR), a team leader (R) and an assistant (L)
in the Customer Care Division
Sprint PCS engaged Kathryn Beisner for two motivational presentations celebrating the accomplishments of the Customer Care division over the last year, and preparing for goal setting for the coming year. Highlights of the program included accountability, taking responsibility, and the value of team leadership.
Self-Esteem: A Ticklish Subject
Kathryn Beisner was invited to present a workshop at the Women's Success Forum, attended by 600 executives and business leaders. The annual event is hosted by the Women'sVision Foundation and has been held in different cities around the country in the past.
Kathryn provided a simple yet strong, easy guide to take the information back to work and apply the knowledge.
A 60th Celebration in Cooperstown!
On the steps of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the All American Girls Professional Baseball League was honored for their 60th anniversary on September 12, 2003 in Cooperstown, NY. The AAGPBL played from 1943 to 1954, as portrayed in the movie “A League of Their Own.”
All 600 members of the League were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988. Beisner features the adventures of these women in her audio book, Ordinary Women with Extraordinary Spirit!
Rafting the Grand Canyon
In 2000, Beisner camped 300 million years ago with the Grand Canyon
Field Institute on an eight-day raft through upper Grand Canyon; and
then again in 2003 for another 18 days and a full 226 miles. Each
expedition studied the history and folklore of the Canyon with
geological and naturalist experts, and a bounty of adventures.
Say, "I Can"sm
Keynote for Career Day
Due to its terrific success, the Estes Park, CO community and schools, in partnership with the Newcomers of Estes Park and the Women's Foundation of Colorado hosted its second annual Career Day for eighth-grade girls. Throughout the day the young women learned about diverse career choices from local professional business women. Kathryn Beisner provided the wrap-up keynote with an invigorating presentation of Say, "I CAN!"sm.
"Speaker Urges Women to Tap their Passion"-Media
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