From networking in New Orleans and whale watching in Provincetown to a summer social in Vancouver, WA (taco bar included!), FREE entry to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and breakfast / brunch options in Tulsa, Chicago and Honolulu, there’s an entire week’s worth of awesome right at your fingertips in this week’s edition of Ladies Looking Ahead!
Ladies celebrating birthdays this week include the late American actress, dancer, and singer Ginger Rogers, the wildly eccentric (late) actress and stand-up comedian Phyllis Diller, British / Sri Lankan rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, and activist, Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam aka M.I.A., stand-up comedian, actress and insult comic Lisa Lampanelli, (late) old-school Disney and Hanna-Barbera voice actress Verna Felton, actress, model, and Miss USA 1996, Ali Landry and last but not least someone who you may remember as being the third woman to have ever won an Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award for a single performance when she played Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Louise Fletcher.
There’s also a Jewish holiday coming up this Saturday, better known as Tisha B’Av, which is a day of fasting in Judaism and ironically overlaps National Junk Food Day, but doesn’t start until sundown…so you may just want to get those cheat-day onion rings in as part of a late lunch.
Monday, July 16
🤝 NAWBO NOLA’s Evening Joint Networking Event w/Women’s Professional Council (New Orleans, LA; $15-$25)
“The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.” —Ginger Rogers
Tuesday, July 17
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” —Phyllis Diller
Wednesday, July 18
“Confidence takes constant nurturing, like a bed, it must be remade every day.” —M.I.A.
Thursday, July 19
“If they hate you, they hate you, but I’ve always been polarizing, and I love that.” —Lisa Lampanelli
Friday, July 20
“Now Sword of Truth, fly swift and sure, that evil die and good endure!” —Verna Felton as Flora (Sleeping Beauty; 1959)
Saturday, July 21
✡️ Tisha B’Av
“Chocolate is not cheating! After a salty meal, you need a little bit of sweet. This is living, not cheating.” —Ali Landry
Sunday, July 22
👩👦 Parents’ Day
“If I fell down and hurt myself, I never cried. There was no one to hear me.” —Louise Fletcher
Well there you have it, that wraps up this week’s edition of Ladies Looking Ahead!