Updated: Apr 10, 2019
Every March in the United States, we celebrate Women’s History Month to recognize and honor influential women in our history, but did you know it began as just one week?
Women’s History Week began in 1978 in Santa Rosa, California. It was planned by The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women. The week of March 8th was chosen to align with International Women’s Day. The following year, other groups began to celebrate Women’s History Week as well. In February of 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the Week of March 8th as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress passed a law making the month of March, officially Women’s History Month.
As sorority women, we celebrate the accomplishments of our fellow sisters every day. We believe in empowering women to succeed and to strive for excellence in all they do. It is very important that we take the time, especially this month, to reflect on where we came from and celebrate the women who paved the way. I encourage all active sisters to reach out to your alumnae. Build relationships with them. Learn from their guidance.
Happy Women’s History Month!
By: Caitlin Daley, Associate Board Member