Did you know that in 1987, the U.S. Congress declared March to be Women’s History Month? Is this one of America’s best-kept secrets?
Although women have contributed to society and culture throughout history, these gifts weren’t recognized until 1911, when International Women’s Day was first established in Europe to be celebrated on March 8th. Nearly a century later, even with Women’s Studies departments a part of most universities, women’s accomplishments are still not well represented in educational materials. So this year, the theme of Women’s History Month is overcoming our invisibility by Writing Women Back into History. The emphasis is on encouraging historians and writers of textbooks to give appropriate credit to women who have played a significant role in society.
What about your own story? Are you writing a rich, fulfilling history yourself? Visit our blog this week for information about how to receive our new e-book – it gives you tips about drawing on your own strengths to develop the courage and resilience you need to create the life you want.