March is the month to celebrate the history of women’s contributions in the United States and around the world. What started out as a week in 1911 turned into an official month in 1987.

There has been a theme ever year since then and this year’s is: Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business. I was a businesswoman before I was a writer and I’m happy to see them getting the recognition they deserve.

1987: “Generations of Courage, Compassion, and Conviction”
1988: “Reclaiming the Past, Rewriting the Future”
1989: “Heritage of Strength and Vision”
1990: “Courageous Voices – Echoing in Our Lives”
1991: “Nurturing Tradition, Fostering Change”
1992: “A Patchwork of Many Lives”
1993: “Discover a New World”
1994: “In Every Generation, Action Frees Our Dreams”
1995: “Promises to Keep”
1996: “See History in a New Way”
1997: “A Fine and Long Tradition of Community Leadership”
1998: “Living the Legacy”
1999: “Women Putting Our Stamp on America”
2000: “An Extraordinary Century for Women 1900-2000”
2001: “Celebrating Women of Courage and Vision”
2002: “Women Sustaining the American Spirit”
2003: “Women Pioneering the Future”
2004: “Women Inspiring Hope and Possibility”
2005: “Women Change America”
2006: “Women, Builders of Communities and Dreams”
2007: “Generations of Women Moving History Forward”
2008: “Women’s Art Women’s Vision”
2009: “Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet”
2010: “Writing Women Back into History”
2011: “Our History is Our Strength”
2012: “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment”
2013: “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination:Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics”
2014: “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment”
2015: “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives”
2016: “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”
2017: “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”

All of my stories feature a strong, influential woman. Which one is your favorite?