Women's History Month - MoLo

Women’s History Month

Each March marks the start of Women’s History Month, an annual commemoration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society at large. In 1978, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women organized the first Women’s History Week to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8.   

The concept of formally celebrating the impact of women began to spread through communities across the country, and women’s groups started to lobby for the Congressional and legislative support of Women’s History Week. In 1980, the first national Women’s History Week was designated by President Jimmy Carter. 7 years later, Congress declared that each March would be Women’s History Month, and since then, presidents have continued to recognize Women’s History Month.   

As we honor Women’s History Month, we’ll also be educating ourselves about the experiences of women in the transportation industry. Although the logistics space is statistically male-dominated, countless women throughout history have made an impact on the industry and there are even more women who are determined to drive change in the field today.  

“As Dr. Gerda Lerner has noted, “Women’s History is Women’s Right.” – It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.”  

—President Carter, 1980 

In March, we’ll be highlighting the stories, experiences, and future of women in the industry. To learn more about Women’s History Month, visit the National Women’s History Alliance. Virtual events hosted by the National Women’s History Museum will be ongoing throughout March! Tune in here.