IWD w/a Burger Queen

IWD? International Women’s Day

In 1908 it began in New York City.Today  it is observed all around the world.The United States even designates the whole month of March as ‘Women’s History Month’.  March 8th is a day to celebrate achievements and inspire women of all walks of life to encourage and inspire  little girls who will grow up to be women who will be agents and leaders of change whether globally, in the workforce,in the community or right at home.

So without getting into too much of it here..you can click the link above for the whole herstory:)

Last month a few of us Broads attended a burger eating contest but what also caught my interest was the fact that the GM was a woman.A position you don’t see too often in the restaurant/burger business. When she gave me her card on it it read *Burger Queen*

That was it.I had to find out more about her.I set up an interview date with one of my Burger Broads,Zane, and away we went to interview Laura and get to know the woman who is an integral piece of the puzzle at the burger joint.laurawzane

The following is in her own words.

“In the beginning I was quickly taking on more and more responsibility at BQM Ossington, and Saeed (the owner) was opening at Queen and Spadina.  At the time he had a manager down there too, although we were never assigned official titles.  I think some people would be uncomfortable with this, but I liked it because it allowed me to carve out my own place using what I felt my own strengths were, defining my own role.  The time came to order business cards, and Saeed’s title had always been Chief Burger Tester.  He suggested that we also give ourselves fun titles, relating to burgers – again I liked the fact that it was all unofficial, the opposite of corporate.  Once given the freedom to choose my own Burger Title – well, my inner broad knew the obvious choice immediately 🙂 Burger Queen it was.”

The video.It is about a 9 minute interview with ‘rapid fire’ questions at the end.

Come find out what it means for her to be a Broad,what gets her up in the morning and whether she prefers boxers or briefs.

Ms D ( Madame of the BroadHouse)

International Women’s Day

The last few posts I have written (Grow Up Barbie, Women Creating/Causing Good Trouble) have been leading up to this day March 8th. International Women’s Day.

This year’s (2012) theme being “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures” “Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.”

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.

In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman’s Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.”

To continue reading Click for the FULL HERSTORY:)

I could go on  but this site has everything you want to know and resources to connect to.

I have been lucky in my own life to be mentored by some strong and fabulous women along the way. (Some of them being Doctors.Teachers.Actresses)

So this collaborative BROADHOUSE blog is what my Love of Burgers has come to? you ask.

Yes.This blog is about and for Women who are dynamic,strong,smart,witty,funny.Women who live.love.learn and laugh out loud.Women who love food.love to eat.Women who love burgers.This blog is also for men who love these women.

Cause ya know.. This burger blogging business isn’t just for boys.

As a growing club of female burger lovers We Broads are here to find.eat.share while we blog and vlog, redefine what it means to be a Broad, and inspire young girls to go forth in the world and create their own destiny:)

We are also on a mission to  inspire YOU to eat locally, know where your meat and food come from and say good riddance to fast food burger chains:)

Signed,Ms.D-Madame of The BroadHouse