Women's History Month

"Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business"

The National Women’s History Project celebrates the contributions of women throughout history and around the world.  Their chosen theme for 2017 "honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force.  Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid."

The first national Women's History Week was March 7th, 1982 (already established as International Women’s Day in 1911).  By petition of the National Women's History Project in 1987, Congress expanded the week to encompass the entire month.