Let’s hear it for our amazing women out there: wives, moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters, daughters, teachers, mentors, the list goes on and on! March has been recognized as a time to remember and appreciate the contributions of women in society and our nation’s history.
Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. (http://bit.ly/2owsAv8) To this day, our most esteemed national institutions and presidents commemorate and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. (https://womenshistorymonth.gov/)
This year, the National Women’s History Project is honoring women with their 2018 theme, “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women”. Check out the mentioned honorees here: http://www.nwhp.org/2018-theme-honorees/
So how exactly do you celebrate or recognize Women’s History Month? We’ve got some easy ideas to get you in the spirit!
Movie nights with the fam or gal pals is always fun, and it’s a great time to throw a little educational material into the mix! Consider some of these flicks for a Women’s History Month-themed movie date:
- Legally Blonde
- The Iron Lady
- The Devil Wears Prada
- Hidden Figures
See more here: https://usat.ly/2HKKlzI
A Token of Our Appreciation
Organize your school class/college class/sport team or other group to surprise your teacher/professor/coach with a token of your appreciation of their expertise, guidance, mentorship, and care!
Workplace Lunch or Brunch
Organize a potluck style workplace lunch or brunch with the celebratory theme being the women in the company! Workplace morale and motivation increase when workers feel appreciated and recognized for their efforts.
Military Women Spa Day
The Sacramento VA Medical Center is hosting a spa day for past and present military women on March 31st! This FREE event includes pampering services and wellness classes along with connection opportunities with other female veterans. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2BU3xL5
It’s incredible to think that even today, we see discrepancies in how society views and values men vs. women. Cheers to Women’s History Month and the great heroines who have impacted the past and present!