National Women’s History Month

National Women’s History Month

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?