Celebrating Women's History Month

March 8, 2022 |
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Women's History Month 2022

Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8.

The commemoration began in 1978 as "Women's History Day" in Sonoma County, California, and was championed by Gerda Lerner and the National Women's History Alliance to be recognized as a national week (1981) and then month (1987) in the United States, spreading internationally after that. To continue learning more, click here.

About This Resource Guide

Commonfund, in conjunction with our Women’s History Month subcommittee, created a resource guide to help all of us celebrate the contributions of Women in all aspects of life. The National Women’s History Alliance designates a yearly theme for Women's History Month. The 2022 theme is "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." This theme is "both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history." In this guide we list a variety of different sources, some historical, some humorous, some entertaining, some inspirational and some infuriating, but with the hope of bringing light to some of the stories, accomplishments and contributions made by women to our society and the world at large.

Click here to download "Celebrating Women's History Month: A Resource Guide".

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