Women’s History Month was established by the United States Congress in 1987, and actually began as Women’s History Week in 1981. It is a month that has been dedicated to honoring the contributions of amazing women today and throughout history. Throughout the year many organizations like the Women in the Fastener Industry, United States Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Women In Manufacturing,Women in Technology, Million Women Mentors, AAUW and more work tirelessly to promote success, opportunity and equality for women everywhere.
Women in the Fastener Industry
Women in the Fastener Industry @fastenerwomen provide members with two scholarship opportunities that memorialize two very important women in the fastener industry – the Ann Bisgyer Wolz Scholarship and the Edith Cameron Scholarship. Ann Bisgyer Wolz was the co-publisher of Fastener Industry News and was closely involved with the fastener industry her entire life. Edith Cameron worked in the fastener business for 55 years, she led the way for many women to be successful in the industry. For more information on these remarkable women and the scholarships that honor them, please visit the WIFI scholarship page.
United States Women’s Chamber of Commerce
The purpose of the USWCC @USWCC is to serve the needs of American women. The organization empowers women to be successful in business, in their careers, and is the force behind major changes going on in America today. The USWCC “unifies the collective strength of women to leverage our position as the most influential economic force in America.” Learn more about the United States Women’s Chamber of Commerce by visiting their website and consider becoming a member today!
Women In Manufacturing
“Women in Manufacturing @ is a more than 500-member-strong national organization dedicated to the attraction, retention and advancement of women who are pursuing or have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. This group encourages the engagement of women who want to share perspectives, gain cutting-edge manufacturing information, improve leadership and communication skills, participate in sponsoring programs and network with industry peers.” – WomenInManufacturing.org
On March 26, 2015, Women In Manufacturing in conjunction with The Manufacturing Institute @ will hold the annual STEP Ahead Awards to honor the accomplishments of 130 women. This includes a select few Emerging Leaders, young women who have already experienced growth and success early in their careers. To see a full list of honorees, please visit this page.
Women In STEM
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all growing industries in the United States, and they are all in need of bright young women. STEMConnector in collaboration with many of the nation’s leading organizations, started the initiative Million Women Mentors @. While women comprise 48% of the US workforce, just 24% are in STEM fields, a statistic Million Women Mentors are trying to change through mentoring and sponsorship. Right now over 237,755 men and women have taken the pledge to mentor.
Women’s History Month Proclamation Celebration
March 16, 2015
March 19-20, 2015
New York, New York
March 26, 2015
April 28, 2015
September 23-25, 2015
We are happy to be having our own Women’s History Month celebration event right here in Youngstown, OH. On Monday, March 16, 2015 Mayor John A. McNally will be hosting a celebration at the Tyler History Center to celebrate the many contributions women have made throughout the history of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.
Is there a woman in your industry who deserves recognition? Or an event in your community to honor Women’s History Month? Tell us about it, comment below and share your story!
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