All about Women’s History Month  


March is Women’s History Month and it’s a wonderful way for all of us to celebrate the accomplishments of women past and present. These 31 days of recognition  informs and inspires while educating people about women and their contributions by profiling people such as astronaut Sally Ride, artist Frida Kahlo and writer Maya Angelou.  


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According to the National Women’s History Alliance website, the 2023 theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Stories.” This recognizes women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, blogs, podcasts, news and social media. 


A bit of history 

Officially started in 1987, Women’s History Month has roots in Sonoma, California where a school district started Women’s History Week in 1978. President Jimmy Carter then made it a week-long holiday in 1980. Congress acted in 1981 to make the week a national celebration. Since 1987, the United States has formally recognized March as National Women’s History Month. 


A few milestones in women’s history include:  

  • 1917: Linda Frances James was the first woman who graduated from Harvard. She received her certificate in public health from the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers 
  • 1920:  Women win the right to vote 
  • 1924: Mary Norton from New Jersey was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1940: The Women’s Division of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) holds a three-day National Institute of Government drawing five thousand women
  • 1960: Civil Rights activist Ella Baker helped student leaders of college activist groups organize the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
  • 1966: Politician Barbara Jordan was the first Black woman elected to the Texas State Senate.
  • 1981: Sandra Day O’Connor is the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court 
  • 1983: Sally Ride is the first woman in space
  • 2016: Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman nominated for president by a major political party 


Recognition at WayForth

At WayForth, we are fortunate to have a strong group of women on our team who bring passion and dedication to our clients every day. These women make up 48% of the workforce at WayForth and 57% of women are in leadership roles. We also have 100% pay equity in salary for women and men. Our organization is always open to welcoming women  into the workforce and can provide a flexibility that works with their lives.  


Hear from some of our Women of WayForth  

“Having empathy for our clients is one of the traits that makes our company great. WayForth is a ‘people’ business, and committed WayForthians are its backbone.” 

Victoria Willett, Operations Director 


“There are times where I don’t work the traditional 8-5 because WayForth allows me to create a ‘unique to me’ schedule so that I can maintain a nice work/life balance.” 

Nicole White, Client Experience Manager 


“I’m grateful to be able to work for a company that shares the same values as me — love, compassion and respect.” 

Towana Scott, Regional Client Support Specialist 


Ways you can celebrate Women’s History Month  

It’s easy to recognize this month on your own or with a group. You can read a book about a famous woman and her achievements or share one with your book club. Think of a woman in your life that you admire and write her a letter telling her how she inspires you. Add some new women inspired podcasts to your queue or watch TED Talks by women leaders. Support women-owned businesses or donate to organizations in your community that support women and girls. You can also schedule time with your favorite group of women and toast each other’s accomplishments.  


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