Celebrating International Women's Day!

Whether you are a Ms, Miss, Mrs or prefer Mom, this month is for you! 

Not only is it Women’s History Month, but also March 8th is International Women’s Day. 

So let’s dig into these a bit…..

In 1980, Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation designating the week of March 8th as Women’s History week. March 8th is also International Women’s Day.  In 1987, Congress passed a law designating March Women's History Month.  

The National Women’s History Alliance chooses the theme each year. “The theme for 2024 celebrates “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” The theme recognizes women throughout the country who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.”  

This is all an outgrowth of International Women’s Day which has a very similar theme this year:

“International Women's Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. In 2024, the campaign theme Inspire Inclusion emphasizes the importance of diversity and empowerment in all aspects of society.”

These themes really resonate with us and what we are trying to do with O’ts. Specifically, our hope is to bring people closer together and to understand one another better using food as the catalyst! Not to mention the fact that O’ts is 100% female founded, owned and run, by two women over 50 no less!  

To that end, we think It's time to celebrate some fabulous and fierce females from the present and from the past.  

We picked five women that we thought represent who Nina and I are as people – creative thinkers, cooks, avid entertainers, risk takers, women’s advocates and “femmepreneurs.”   There are certainly many more than this and this will be the first of many posts from us celebrating the important and often overlooked contributions women make to our society. 

The Tragic and Artful Life Story of Frida Kahlo - Barut B'log


Best Known For: Being a breakthrough Mexican artist, a feminist activist and revolutionary.  

Our Favorite quote: “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”


Julia Child on WGBH. Photo: Paul Child/PBS


Best known for: Introducing French cooking to American housewives and her PBS show the French chef 

Our favorite quotes: “The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.”  

AND  "I think every woman should have a blowtorch."


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Best known for: Iconic fashion designer most popular in the 80’s known for a “punk chic” style of clothing 

Our favorite quote: “Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they'd just walk around naked at all times.


Marie C. Wilson – World Women Global Council


Best known for: Marie is the co- creator of “Take Your Daughter to Work Day,” 20-year tenure as President of Ms Foundation.

Our favorite quote: “Show me a woman without guilt and I’ll show you a man.” 


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Best known for: As of yesterday, March 7th, Cole made history as the first American woman to race around the world, solo. 

Our favorite quote: “It would be amazing if there was just one girl that saw me and said, ‘Oh, I can do that too,’”

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