Xlibris Author Sonia Pressman Fuentes To Receive ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’ Award
Having accomplished extraordinary achievements in her personal and professional life, Xlibris author Sonia Pressman Fuentes will receive the prestigious “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” award at the Jewish Museum of Florida, Washington Ave., Miami Beach, Florida, US on April 21, 2013.
The 17th annual awards celebrate women successes in men-dominated fields. This year, the honor is conferred upon five recipients all recognized for their significant contributions to society.
As a Xlibris Author
In 1999, the Xlibris author self-published her book Eat First–You Don’t Know What They’ll Give You, The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter, a memoir revealing her Polish roots, family’s immigration tale, and historic role in second-wave feminism.
It is the story, told with humor, of my parents’ lives and my own. The book begins with my parents’ marriage in Piltz, the village in Poland where they were both born, and goes on to their lives and my own in Germany, Belgium, and the US. The book discusses my becoming a lawyer in 1957, when 3% of the law school graduates in this country were women, my career and marriage, and my becoming a founder of National Organization of Women (NOW). It ends with my returning to Germany in 1978 as an “American specialist” on the women’s rights movement in the US for the then-US Information Agency.
Xlibris author Sonia Pressman Fuentes pens her memoir “Eat First You Don’t Know What They’ll Give You.”
Her book is in the curriculum of Cornell University, her alma mater and the American University, which use her work as a college textbook.
Other Extraordinary Achievements
Sonia Pressman Fuentes was the first woman attorney of the General Counsel’s office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 1965. She authored EEOC’s first Guidelines on Pregnancy and Childbirth, one of its earliest Digests of Legal Interpretations, and the decision favoring stewardesses’ employment rights. The following year, she became one of the founders of NOW.
Other organizations she co-founded were the Federally Employed Women and the Women’s Equity Action League. She is also a charter member of the Veteran Feminists of America, and a board member of the National Woman’s Party. She boasts over 20 years’ experience as a federal government attorney. Her impressive background makes her the highest paid woman employee of global companies such as General Telephones & Electronics Corp. and TRW Inc.
Xlibris congratulates one of its established authors for becoming an exemplary woman of character.
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Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award Ceremony & Reception (jmof.fiu.edu)
Sonia Fuentes, Xlibris Author (Youtube)
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