Category: ‘Women’s Day’

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Celebrating Amazing Women

by Jennifer Sparks on March 2, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Women's Day is March 8There are some amazingly influential women throughout history and today – from business to politics to athletics to philanthropy to celebrity. Just take a look at Forbes’ picks for the world’s most powerful women. And then there are the amazing women we interact with on a daily basis. The teachers who dedicate their time and talents to our kids. The women who spend countless hours helping at school and in the community. The friends who are there for us when we need them, whether for a good laugh or a good cry. The women who work hard at their jobs, whether in the office or at home, and still take care of themselves, their families and friends. The list goes on and on!  Read More

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Women’s Day is March 8

by Lane DeVries on March 4, 2013 at 9:17 am

International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 every year. While many think of it as a European tradition, Women’s Day started in the United States in 1909. In 1980, President Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week:  “… men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America were as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.”

Women’s Day has gained momentum recently. In 2011, 74 events were held nationwide in observance of the occasion. In 2012, 268 events were held. These numbers demonstrate the importance of Women’s Day as a time to honor women’s economic, political and social achievements. Read More