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Celebrating Women's History Month

March 7, 2017

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Today, March 8, is International Women's Day! It's important to pause and reflect on the women who impact us everyday — those we know from our everyday lives, and those who've fought for us. 

People all over the world spend March 8 recognizing and celebrating the important women in their lives. March is also a great time to reflect on women who came before us and made a positive impact on the world, and the workplace. Since March is Women's History Month, we here at the Employee Assistance Program are educating ourselves about amazing feats of women. Many have forged the way for women's rights, equality, and were instrumental in making gains in the workplace.

Below are some examples of women connected to March who have truly impressed us with their accomplishments. 

March 9, 1910 – Sue Lee is born. The San Francisco labor organizer led a 15-week strike against a garment factory, fighting for better working conditions and increased wages.

March 30, 1911 – Ellen Swallow Richards dies. She was the first woman admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also its first female instructor.

March 23, 1924 – Bette Nesmith Graham is born. She invented Liquid Paper correction fluid, a brand of white-out.

March 26, 1930 – Sandra Day O’Connor is born. She became the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice in 1981.

March 1, 1945 – Nancy Woodhull is born. She was a founding editor at USA TODAY and worked to redefine how women are covered in the news.

March 12, 1968 – Tammy Duckworth is born. She became the first disabled woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and the second Asian-American woman in the Senate.

March 11, 1993 – Janet Reno is confirmed as the first woman to become U.S. Attorney General.

We encourage you to stop and reflect this month, as well as honor Women's History Month, by having discussions and celebrations in your departments.