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Women's History Month

by Shashi Bellamkonda on March 18, 2009

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The purpose of Women’s History Month is to increase consciousness and knowledge of women’s history: to take one month of the year to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, in hopes that the day will soon come when it’s impossible to teach or learn history without remembering these contributions. (Source: Jone Johnson Lewis)

The National Women’s History Project (NWHP), founded in 1980, is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs. Every year in March, the NWHP coordinates observances of Women’s History Month throughout the country. The NWHP originated this widely recognized celebration and sets the annual theme, produces educational materials, and chooses particular women to honor nationally for their work.

This year, in accordance with the theme selected by the NWHP, “Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet,” we should pay particular tribute to the efforts of women in preserving and protecting the environment for present and future generations.

DO YOU KNOW A WOMAN IN BUSINESS

Help celebrate Women’s History Month by sharing with her SCORE(R), Counselors to America’s Small Business, Women Entreprenuers Web Site. Here she’ll find a wealth of resources, including toolkits, mentors, podcasts and events. In addition, SCORE has assembled a list of hotlinks to useful Web sites for women entrepreneurs.

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