RenWomen: Then & Now
Google the words “Renaissance Women” and what do you get? Women who lived during the Renaissance, and a few multi-talented modern day women.
Google the words "Renaissance Men" and you get a host of iconic figures from not only the Renaissance, but all through the centuries, men like DaVinci, Michelangelo, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel B. Morse, and in our modern era, Murray Gell-Man, Quincy Jones, Viggo Mortensen and Steve Jobs.
A Renaissance man (also called a "polymath") is someone who has acquired profound knowledge or proficiency in a number of fields, and who is visionary in his thinking. He deserves our respect and our admiration.
But we asked ourselves: What about the women?
We discovered, sometimes to our surprise, that female polymaths have existed throughout history, though society usually did not promote or encourage them.
But now, in our modern age, Renaissance women are truly starting to flourish. There are the icons like Oprah, Hillary Clinton and Maya Angelou. But there are many other modern day Renaissance-style women, perhaps less known but no less extraordinary. Women who balance their many passions with demanding personal lives and conflicting societal values; women who find ways to embrace life fully and who take on each new challenge with enthusiasm, guts, and style.
We believe these women are doing even more than that. They are heralding in a new Renaissance, one in which both sexes will work together to create a better world. We call these women: RenWomen.