"We must have respect and understanding for women and all female life on this Earth which bears the sacred gift of life."
Traditional Circle of Elders Ononodaga
" Alcoholics have a gift of picking out the world's finest women."
Dr. Bob Big Book pg. 178
"My wife and I abandoned ourselves with enthusiasm to the idea of helping other alcoholics to a solution of their problems."
Bill W. Big Book pg. 15
Throughout AA history, women have played a major role in the development of AA. Bill speaks over and over about Lois's role in his struggles with alcoholism. Dr. Bob says he would have been dead long before if not for Ann. It was a woman, Henrietta Sieberling, who introduced Bill W. and Dr. Bob.
Ignatia helped Dr. Bob carry the message of recovery to 5000 alcoholics. Nurse
Teddy worked with Bill W. and Dr. Silkworth in
Great Spirit, today, I will show respect.