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Women’s History Month

March 1 - March 31

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This month we honor the revolutionary women who have shaped our past, present, and future.  Who are your female icons in the healthcare industry?

Origin’s of Women’s History Month

“Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9, which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as ‘Women’s History Month.’” * women's history month

March 8th is International Women’s Day around the world, but as recently as the 1970s women’s history was a virtually unknown topic in America. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission initiated Women’s History Week in 1978.  The National Women’s History Project mobilized the movement and spearheaded lobbying efforts for a Women’s History Month in the United States.  In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.*

**National Women’s History Project


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