Women’s History Month

Womens History Month

Let’s march into women’s history month and look at where it all started!


Women’s history month first began in 1981 when the US congress proclaimed that the president, as well as the public, will celebrate women with ceremonies and festivities. This proclamation started off as only a week-long celebration of women but by 1987 it was extended to the entire month of March. 


Women’s history month is dedicated to admire and re-visit the contributions and achievements by the powerful women of our past. The National Women’s History Alliance has a yearly theme for Women’s History Month. The 2022 theme is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” This theme is to show tribute to women of all cultures and backgrounds who have provided hope and healing during difficult times. 


It’s no secret we have come a long way in the past century, from women’s voting rights to more opportunities for women to take on more jobs. It is important to shed light on celebrations such as women’s history month to inspire young girls and women all around the world. 


This Woodbridge female student says “I don’t feel as empowered as I would like. It seems companies try to promote women’s history month for their own profit and not many people care about the month’s meaning as much as they should.” Another female Woodbridge student says “People talk about women’s history month as it gets closer to March but then once it’s time to celebrate our history as women, there is silence.” 


It seems we could be doing more to celebrate our women and their accomplishments. At National Women’s History you can find lots of events, and festivals that are in celebration for notable women in history and every woman and girl today! Let’s come together to celebrate our women this March!