March is Women’s History Month, a celebration dedicated to the cultural, societal and historical advancements made by women. Beginning in 1978 in Santa Rosa, California as “Women’s History Week” through efforts of the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, this recognition blossomed into an annual celebration through presidential proclamations since 1987.
Historically, women’s presence and contributions to daily society largely went unrecognized or uncredited, and at best, attributed to an anonymous source. This continued even during major events, like wars and economic despair, where without the help from women (even in the background), missions would been unsuccessful or further detriment would have been experienced by many.
Take a moment to check out these events to learn more about amazing women who have helped shape our world, and those who continue to propel us forward. Also learn about these key dates in the movement to celebrate women and their accomplishments.
Celebrate the women in your life, today!