The best of International Women's Month
International Woman’s Month 2022 on MyCity4HER.com – Our roundup of things we thought were just awesome! Read to be inspired and get some ideas for how to celebrate next year!
Did you know? Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.
The commemoration began in 1978 as “Women’s History day” in Sonoma County, California, and was championed by Gerda Lerner and the National Women’s History Alliance to be recognized as a national week (1980) and then month (1987) in the United States, spreading internationally after that. Kind of cool when you think about it.
We celebrated International Women’s Month in style at the Annapolis Yacht Club. The luncheon was a mini version of our highly anticipated Today’s BusinessWoman Event that due to Covid concerns was rescheduled for the fall, at a later date to be determined.
Other than our own luncheon, we felt the following were a few of the most inspired events and happenings we were privy to.
Betty Hines of WEW (Women Elevating Women) hosted a roundtable discussion online with United States Senator for Maryland Ben S. Carden.
The Smithsonian celebrated Women’s History Month with historic 120-statue exhibit during the month of March, which launched on March 5th.
We will be adding more, but we are curious…how did you spend International Women’s Day? Did you observe the day, or was it just a regular day? Please share your memories, thoughts, or comments below. We look forward to continuing the conversation.
Check out a post from long ago, on our site that explains International Woman’s Day and why it’s important to recognize it, by clicking here.