Women have made an invaluable impact on our society since time began. They have been our guardians, our best friends, our role models and so much more. Which is why, all through the the month of March, we recognize and applaud women with National Women’s History Month. Learn what it is, why we celebrate and how we encourage you all to participate in celebrating National Women’s History Month this year!
What is National Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month began as “Women’s History Week” on March 7, 1982. However, in 1987, U.S. Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month Americans should join in in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
The International Women of Courage Award, presented each March, was established in 2007 by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She created this award to recognize women honorees who demonstrate exceptional courage, leadership, resourcefulness and willingness to sacrifice for others in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment. Since then, more than 155 women from more than 75 countries have been honored with this outstanding award for women.
Why do we celebrate Women’s History Month?
All year round, we honor all women who provide global impact, community leadership, raise families, blaze paths and live their own truth. Thank you to all women in all walks of life, and happy National Women’s History Month!
How to celebrate women’s history month
In honor of National Women’s History Month there are many ways you can celebrate this memorable month of March. We encourage you to read a biography about a woman who has impacted the world, order lunch or dinner from a woman-owned business or simply start a conversation about this month’s meaning with family, friends or co-workers. No act is too small.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is known for their impact throughout the community. Its purpose is to partner adults who are parents, caregivers, volunteers and other donors to help local children. The organization’s goal and mission are to help children reach their full potential and help them grow up to be responsible and driven adults.
Big Sisters of Central Indiana began their journey in 1974 by helping girls in the community. Today, they empower and serve more than 700 young women. In honor of National Women’s History Month, Big Sisters is offering activities for those wanting to show their support and have fun!
At Big Brothers Big Sisters, you have the opportunity to support and mentor a child who is seeking a relationship with someone whom they can depend on outside of their family and friends. If you are interested in becoming a Big, learn more today about what that process looks like!
Recognizing the achievements of women everywhere is an important part of National Women’s History Month. This is your reminder to show extra support and love to the women in your life this March and every month.