The Power of a Woman
March is Women’s History Month! This month join Keys in celebrating the contributions of phenomenal women in American and International history.
“Each time a girl opens a book and finds a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.”
– Myra Pollack Sadker, American educator, author, and pioneer of gender bias research in America’s schools
Did you know that Women’s History Week was established by the presidential proclamation in 1982? Then, in 1987, the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to designate the entire month of March as Women’s History Month. This effort alone is a testament to women’s collective impact on history.
Since Women’s History Month has been a time to recognize and celebrate the remarkable evolution of women in every field. Like other minorities, women have overcome seemingly impossible barriers while simultaneously changing the world’s perception of womanhood, power, and strength.
The road to equality for women is still far ahead, but March 8th is an opportunity for men and women alike to expand and share their knowledge of women’s history. Each of us must make a year-round commitment to advocating for women’s rights and empowering the women in our circles to reach beyond the limitations of inequality, gender stereotypes, and systemic discrimination.
I hope that this Women’s History Month, you will discover some of the many women who have changed the course of history and overcome obstacles for the betterment of all humanity. This year, show your commitment to women’s rights by trying one of these 10 Excellent Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day!
As you celebrate women’s history this March, ponder this quote by Canadian poet, novelist, and environmental activist, Margaret Atwood: “We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.”
Women are making history every day in both big and small ways. It is all our responsibility to tell their stories to actively challenge the idea that a woman in power is a rarity. She is a precious gem, but she is not rare. She is in our everyday lives opening doors for all of our futures.