Hi,       Please note this page is to be updated in 2018. Thanks:)       bjz



Saturday and Sunday June 11/12, 2016 Chicago’s Printers Row!sponsors

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Come meet my hundreds of historic women (and me)  under the IWPA tent. Hope to see you there!






Saturday, November 21, 2015 — 11am to 5pm

Meet me at the Chicago Book Expo at Columbia College 1109 S. Wabash Ave. FREE and open to the public.


Featuring Chicago’s best independent publishers and authors selling books, free author readings, panel discussions, writing workshops, and bilingual/Spanish programs. Nonprofits and associations serving the writing and publishing communities will be represented. More:


Saturday, November 14, 2015


Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Noon to 5pm: Shannon’s Irish Pub, Glen Ellyn, IL



I’ll be giving the Keynote Address noting historic

businesswomen who “Leaned In Before Sheryl”

during a delicious lunch with informative round table

interactions to follow. Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Warren Newport Public Library, Gurnee, IL

Join me in a  Celebration  Extraodinaire!DSC_0609b - Version 2
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Lake County Women’s Coalition


Saturday/Sunday, June 6 & 7, 2015 Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago


I’ll be there — if you go, stop by the IWPA Tent, say hello and meet

the historic women in the pages of my book, two of whom gave the world

Cherry Blossoms in DC and Cell Phones in our hands.


Monday, April 27, 2015 Fairmont Hotel, Millennium Park-ChicagoIntlWDay7Mar14 094 - Version 3

Join me and my women’s history women as we join NAWBO the

National Association of Women Business Owners celebrate 40 Years of Achievement!

Luncheon: 10:00am-3:00pm –



Saturday, March 14, 2015, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

ScreenShot The 23rd Women’s History Month Brunch with

IMG_1324 history-making women from local organizations, including myself with the historic women whose accomplishments I have unearthed and proclaim in my book:

A Thesaurus of Women                                                  From Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones


Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Lombard, IL



It was a fun night of women and technology challenges and triumphs

at the AAUW Lombard Area Branch Celebration of Women’s History Month where I presented: “She Didn’t? Oh Yes She Did!,”

my PPT program which identifies dynamic women in my first book and women to be in my second and proclaims without

hesitation or apology the bold, brave, often foolhardy, women who have been there/done that which you know, by women you

may not know, until NOW.



Monday, March 9, 2015 Chicago Union League Club celebrating International Women’s Day with AAUW-IL

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      Carol Heisler, President, AAUW-IL; Lori Switzer, AAUW-Chicago: and me.  Photo by: Walter Manzig


February 28, 2015  Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL

Tfc22bb53-980d-475d-8fc3-295474b90977 1.58.53 PMhe Illinois Woman’s Press Association’s February Event – was a success!!! IntlWDay7Mar14 094 - Version 3

I presented — Lady MBAs — And the Audience Comments were Amazing!!

My program spotlights Trailblazing and Game Changing Women who took themselves from abject poverty to become millionaires and philanthropists in a male-dominated business world. My book was available for purchase and signing and it went home with everyone. Come to a future Lady MBAs presentation sometime and meet these FAB businesswomen of the mid-1800s to the mid-1950s, they are your history/herhistory:)


December 6, 2014, Chicago Book Fest, Columbia College, Chicago, IL



November 20, 2014 Elgin Area AAUW-IL Branch meeting, Elgin, IL

General Meeting   Program: “She Didn’t? Oh, Yes She Did!”   Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:00 PM

Location: Evangelical Covenant Church, 1565 Larkin Ave., Elgin

Barbara Zeitz is the award winning author of her 2012 book “A Thesaurus of Women from Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones”. Ms. Zeitz’s program highlights women direct from this, her first book, with glimpses of women to be in her second, soon to be published, book. She introduces without hesitation or apology the bold, brave, often foolhardy, women who have been there and done” cell phones, software, cherry blossoms, relativity, refrigeration, dams, dishwashers, and MORE.

Her Histories promise to surprise, amaze, inform, educate, delight and never disappoint.


October 4, 2014 / The IWPA  launch party for “The Anthology” at The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL.

 The Anthology, includes “Suffrage Denied Not Won,”  Chapter Thirteen in my book.



The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads:

The right of the citizens of the United States to vote  shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of


September 20, 2014 / Saturday  AAUW Waukegan Area Branch ~~ September General Meeting & Potluck Brunch

~~~Program:   LADY MBAs ~~~

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August 23, 2014 / Saturday – Meet Me in St. Louis to celebrate Women’s Equality Day!

Speaker 8-20 Women's Network

St Charles, MO AAUW Members – Photo Courtesy of St. Charles, MO AAUW President

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June 7 & 8, 2014 / Friday & Saturday–The Chicago Tribune PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST, Chicago, IL


Vending my book: “A Thesaurus of Women from Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones” celebrating  hundreds of brave, bold, foolhardy women who designed our history, your history, women;s history:


Friday/Saturday, May 2/3, 2014  AAUW-IL State Convention-Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL


With Member and Illinois State Past President Marla Kim Bensinger (above) New AAUW-IL State Board (below) photos:KateSkegg



Friday, April 11, 2014: Social Event at the Union League Club with THAT GIRL — Marlo Thomas and the IWPA:)

IWPA meeting Marlo Thomas~~~~~

Wednesday-March 12/2014 NEW Meet-Up Group 2-4pm – Women in Business Presentation @ Town House Books, St. Charles, IL

This event moved due to Snowy-Chicago weather, to

Thursday-March 20/2014 , same time, same place:)




photos by: maikemarvels


Friday, March 7, 2014:  Celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8) with AAUW-IL at Union League Club, Chicago, IL

IntlWDay7Mar14 094                   Photo by: Walter Manzig


Thursday, March 6, 2014: Celebrating International Women’s Day with Zonta International-Breakfast at Maggiano’s in OakBrook, IL



Saturday-March 1/2014 Lake County Women’s Coalition, BraeLochGolfClub, Grayslake, IL



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Chicago Women In Publishing Holiday Book Fair at Brando’s Speakeasy.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 NEW Holiday Party at Anna Shea Chocolates & Lounge, Barrington, IL.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013 – Chicago Book Expo!


The event features Chicago’s best independent publishers and authors selling books, plus free author readings, panel discussions, writing workshops, and bilingual/Spanish programs. Nonprofits and associations serving the writing and publishing communities will be represented. All events are free and open to the public.

Uptown neighborhood from 11am-5pm at St. Augustine College, 1345 W. Argyle in Chicago.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 6pm CST my interview on the  Empowerment Show with Melissa Heisler

heisler9404_250 I invite you to listen at a link of your choice:
(    TheEmpowermentShow,www  or

A Preview is on YouTube:
And will be archived at:

Thank you, barbara


June 25, 2013: At 57th Street Books, Hyde Park, Chicago, with the NEW Networking Group. Read a recap of the NEW event at:…



June 9 & 10, 2013: Chicago Printers Row Lit Fest under the Illinois Woman’s Press Association Tent



May 3-5, 2013 AAUW-IL/MO Joint Convention – St. Louis Hilton, St. Louis, MO with Pat Shores, AAUW, MO



March 21, 2013: Women’s History Month CNA Plaza, ChicagoDSC01280

IMG_20130321_131917_823 Aon/WIL/CNA Women: Unidentified, Meghan Anzelc, Barbara Joan Zeitz, Joyce Webb, Unidentified, Barbara Shoenhofer, Susan Kelly, Monica Marcel, Margaret Milkint.


March 8, 2013:  International Women’s Day with AAUW at Union League Club, Chicago, IL

WomensDayFair8Mar13 065a Photo by: Walter Manzig


March 4th, 2013: Celebrating Mary Robinson, Ireland’s First Female President

Illinois Woman’s Press Association, Union League Club, Chicago, IL



September 20-22, 2012:  National Federation of Press Women – NFPW Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

Attendee/Book Table


September 15, 2012: Empowering Women – A Tale of Two Generations – Veteran Feminists of America (vfa)

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Attendee/Book Table



August 28, 2012: Lake County Women’s Coalition, Robert Morris University, Waukegan, IL
Celebrating Women’s Equality Day
Speaker/Book Signing


June 10, 2012: Chicago Printers Row Lit Fest under the Illinois Woman’s Press Association Tent

Barbara Joan Zeitz.2


April 27-28, 2012: AAUW-IL State Convention, Itasca IL

Attendee/Book Signing


March 14, 2012: NOW DuPage County Chapter, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Book Signing


March 9, 2012: Exelon Corporation, Naperville, IL Campus

A Hull of a House of Women and Peace (Jane Addams)

Book Launch


March 6, 2012: Exelon Corporation, Oakbrook, IL Campus

A Hull of a House of Women and Peace (Jane Addams)

Presenter/Book Launch


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