Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the rich bold colors, the changing of leaves and the crispness in the air.  So many things happen during the Fall Season. We start planning for our holidays, we spend more time with family and friends and when the weather changes we can cozy up to a fire with those we love.

Fall is a time for celebrating women.  For instance September 21-23 is International Women’s eCommerce Days, Sept. 22 is Women Business Owners Day and many women left their mark on the world as they made history. Notable women of October include: Sarah E. Goode becomes the first African-American woman to receive a patent, for a bed that folded up into a cabinet. Goode, who owned a furniture store in Chicago, intended the bed to be used in apartments (1885), Anna Rosenberg became the first woman to receive the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the United States (1945) and Capt. Linda Bray lead American Troops into combat (1989).   In November we celebrate Elizabeth I on her becoming Queen of England (1558), Susan B. Anthony who registered to vote in Rochester, New York (1872), Freda du Faur who climbed Mount Cook in New Zealand in a record 6 hours. She was the first woman to scale the peak, and she did it wearing a skirt (1910), Mother Teresa founded Mission of Charity, Calcutta (1950) and Grace Murray Hopper A Pioneer Computer Scientist was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, and she developed the first compiler for a computer programming language (1952). In December the National Organization for Women ~ NOW was founded (1966),  Wilma P. Mankiller was sworn in as tribal chief of the Cherokee nation, the first woman to hold this post (1985) and Mary Robinson was elected as president of the Republic of Ireland (1990).  These are just a few of the many exceptional things women have accomplished in the Fall months throughout history.

WE Magazine for Women also had a few firsts. For instance, we held our first Cover Story Competition, WE debuted our Women’s Hall of Fame with 88 remarkable women and this month announced our Video Competition Results.  It really is a fantastic FALL.

There are several accomplished women featured in this issue including our Cover Girl, Jennifer Storm ~ Victim Witness Assistance Program www.victimwitness.org ,  our back cover featuring Tara Montague Mary’s Place Pediatric Rehab www.marysplacerehab.com, and 13 other amazing women including Christina Domecq ~ SpinVox www.spinvox.com,  Beth Shaw ~ Yoga Fit www.yogafit.com , Michelle Soudry ~ The Gab Group www.thegabgroup.com, Karen Vandergrift ~ Estancia Tierra Santa www.EstanciaTierraSanta.com , Holly Richardson ~ Community Activist and Author, Tara Reed ~ Tara Reed Designs www.TaraReedDesigns.com, Debbie Quintana Gourmet Gifts & The Spirit of Wellness www.debbiequintana.com , Darcie Harris EWF International www.ewfinternational.com , Candyce Kanuchok Kalliope Audiobooks LLC www.kalliope-audiobooks.com, Jamie Inman “Stay in the Pink” for Cancer Awareness www.stayinthepink.com, Heather Ledeboer Mom4Life www.mom4life.com , Jann Robinson ~ Backstage Catering Company www.backstagecateringcompany.com and Theresa Earnheart ~ Track Chic www.trackchic.com. You can read more about these women in the Women’s Hall of Fame section.
In addition to all these great women, the articles submitted by our editorial team and other women writers include:

Scotland ~ Land of the Brave

A New Reality on Luxury Brands

Feng Shui at Work

Celebrating our Authentic Bodies

Whisky, the Water of Life

The Girls Guide to Gadgets and Goodies

This issue is jam-packed with important information, ideas and tools to help you succeed in business and life. Be sure to read all these articles as well as our regular features.

You can access the digital edition via PDF here: http://bit.ly/3ls0Cj

And for the more tech-savvy, we have the turning page edition here: http://bit.ly/4iii6r

By the way, if you are so inclined, I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Feel free to drop me a line (heidi at wemagazineforwomen.com) and let my team and I know how we are doing and more importantly how we can make WE Magazine for Women THE WORLDS BEST MAGAZINE for WOMEN.

May the WONDERS of FALL fill your home and heart with love, peace and prosperity as we begin our season of celebrations!