Celebrating Women’s History Month 2023 by Recognizing the Contributions of Women
March is Women’s History Month in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women throughout history. It is a time to reflect on the progress made by women and the barriers they have overcome in various fields and industries.
HOW IT STARTED?
Women’s History Month can be traced back to 1978 when a group of women’s historians organized a week-long event in Santa Rosa, California, in honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th. In the following years, multiple cities throughout the country began to participate in celebrating Women’s History Week along with Santa Rosa.
In 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter officially announced National Women’s History Week to be held during the week of March 8th and encouraged all individuals across the United States to participate. “Too often, the women were unsung, and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well,” stated Cater.
In 1987, Congress passed a resolution designating the month of March as Women’s History Month, effectively expanding the week-long event to a month-long celebration. Since then, Women’s History Month has been celebrated every March in the United States.
WHAT IS THE THEME OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2023?
Every year, the National Women’s History Alliance assigns a specific theme for Women’s History Month. In 2023, the theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” This theme focuses on honouring women of the past and present who have been active in various forms of media and storytelling, including print, radio, television, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media. It recognizes women’s essential role in shaping how we tell and interpret stories and their contributions to shaping our culture and history.
HOW WE CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH?
Women’s History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of women throughout history and to recognize the ongoing work of women who are making a difference today.
There are many ways to celebrate this month, including learning about inspiring women from the past and present, attending events celebrating women’s accomplishments, supporting women-owned businesses, volunteering for women’s causes, and advocating for gender equality.
Celebrating Women’s History Month is an opportunity to honour women’s struggles and successes and work towards a more equitable and inclusive society. By taking action and promoting the achievements of women, we can help pave the way for a brighter future for all.
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH TODAY
Women have proven that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. Women continue progressing in various industries, such as business, technology, and politics. They are leading companies, starting businesses, and driving community change.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month 2023, it is essential to recognize and celebrate the groundbreaking women who have made significant contributions to various fields and industries.
A woman entrepreneur making a difference in the marketing industry is Ambereen Jahangir, CEO of DV8 Communication. Ambereen founded DV8 Communication in 2000 with the mission of helping brands and organizations connect with diverse audiences. Under Ambereen’s leadership, hard work, wisdom, and insights, DV8 Communication has now developed into one of Canada’s pioneers of multicultural marketing.
Ambereen’s background as an immigrant woman has informed her approach to multicultural marketing, and she was nominated for the 30th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards in 2022.
Women’s History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women throughout history and recognize the ongoing work of women who are making a difference today. As we celebrate Women’s History Month 2023, don’t miss out on our empowering Women’s History Month series – stay tuned on our social media platforms for inspiring stories and remarkable achievements of women throughout history!