Women's History Month 

Women's History Month is an annual month-long celebration of women's contributions to history, culture, and society.

National Women's Month has its roots in International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8. This day grew into Women's History Week in the 1980s, as designated by Congress. In 1987, the National Women's History Project petitioned for the month of March to be designated as Women's History Month. Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed resolutions authorizing the president to proclaim March of each year as Women's History Month.

The 2017 theme for National Women's History Month honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in business and the paid labor force, roles women have historically been undervalued.

Information courtesy of http://womenshistorymonth.gov/ 


Feature Stories

For National Women's History Month, stories of Undefeated black women
The Undefeated, March 1, 2017

Women's History Is Happening Right Now
The Huffington Post, March 1, 2017

Women's History Month: Breaking the Glass Ceiling at Interior
U.S. Department of the Interior, March 1, 2017

Women's History Month 2017: Facts And Figures About US Women In The 21st Century
International Business Times, March 1, 2017


Events

AIGA Seattle: "Designed to Lead: A Women Lead Initiative Series Celebrating Women's History Month"
AIGA Seattle’s Women Lead Initiative is presenting a five-part series of events called Designed to Lead. Throughout the series, local designers will share their thoughts on what it means to be bold and vulnerable leaders.

Pacific Northwest Chapter of Women in Public Finance: "A Port in the Storm? Or Not. Takeaways from the Recent SEC Enforcement Action v. The Port of NY/NJ"
Join this informal panel discussion, led by Stacey Lewis, Pacifica Law Group LLP, and Annette Sommer, University of Washington.

Washington Women Lawyers: "Celebrate Women's History Month"
The National Association of Women Judges, WWL, and KCWWL are co-hosting a reception and Gov. Christine Gregoire will be the featured speaker.

Women In Bio: "WIB-Seattle Women's History Month Event: Be Your Own Driving Force"
Join WIB for a fun and enriching talk, where you will learn tips to advance your career and life goals as a woman.

WSBA Diversity Committee

Resources

WSB Foundation