During March we turn our focus to two important events: Women's History Month & the YWCA Princeton's Tribute to Women 2013 Annual Awards dinner.
The extraordinary history and achievements of women are celebrated throughout the month of March and below we are proud to share a series of relevant articles and exhibitions. We encourage you to share your own thoughts, experiences, and links with the community!
Growing out of a small town school event in California, Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society. The United States has observed it annually throughout the month of March since 1987.
This year's theme will be: Women's Education - Women's Empowerment.
Although women now outnumber men in American colleges nationwide, the reversal of the gender gap is a very recent phenomenon. The fight to learn was a valiant struggle waged by many tenacious women across years and across cultures in our country.*
The highlight of the month of March is the YWCA Princeton's signature annual event, the 2013 "Tribute to Women" awards dinner. The dinner recognizes women of excellence who live or work in the greater Princeton area, and who have made significant contributions to their professions and communities. Honorees demonstrate great leadership and exceptional talent, while supporting the YWCA's broader mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
We eagerly anticipate recognizing these amazing women and their significant achievements.
Featured Articles & Exhibits:
A Time of critical dates and events in the history of women working Harvard University Library Open Collection: Women Working 1800-1930
Great moments in women's history: Selected Historical Front pages The New York Times
Women Friendly Workplace Campaign kit & suggested actions National Organization of Women
Women in the workplace articles, recent news and commentary by The Huffington Post
Women at Work Photo Collection Throughout American history, women have worked in the home, in the fields, and then in the factories with the advent of war. This collection was compiled by the United States National Archives and Records Administration, drawing from its nationwide holdings, and depicts the role of women in the workforce throughout our national life.
*From the National Women's History Project
Video Clips Celebrating Black History Month
Save the Date:
April 25, 2014
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