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First Four-Star Woman General: WHIJEC asks “What does it mean to you?”

On November 14, 2008, Lt. General Ann E. Dunwoody became the first
woman to be promoted as a Four-Star General. In 1970, Anna May Hays,
was the first woman to be promoted as a general. WHIJEC asks “What
does it mean to you?”

The Women’s Heritage International Joint Exchange Competition
(WHIJEC)’s mission is to work with schools in U.S. and other
countries, to introduce young people to the contributions of women to
local, national and world history, which are still largely absent in
historical accounts, especially in the P20 educational system
(Kindergarten through Graduate school). Through bicultural
collaboration using the Internet and online technologies,
participating students can learn about Women’s Heritage, have
exchanges of country, culture, and language as well develop and hone
telecollaboration skills.

Recognizing the lack of historical accounts of women in history, we
are asking for you help and support. If you have a comment or a
reflection or personal story as a woman or about a woman, which you
would like to share with those interested in participating in the
WHIJEC, please visit and blog about it at http://www.ijeniei.ning.com.

If you have questions or would like to know more about the Women’s
Heritage International Joint Exchange Competition, please email
whijec@i-e-institute.org.

Also, in the coming weeks, we will have chats between students
different countries interested in participating in the WHIJEC. If you
are interested in joining us, please email
ijecevents@i-e-institute.org

Thank you.

All the best.

Alfred

Alfred Griffin, President
International Exchange Institute
http://www.i-e-institute.org