Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to our society and has been observed every March since 1987. This year the Women’s History Month theme is, “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” This theme recognizes caregivers and frontline workers who have been crucial during the pandemic and also a recognition of women of all cultures providing healing and hope throughout history.
The National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) encourages communities everywhere to honor local women who bring invaluable services to their families, neighborhoods and workplaces. As mothers, caregivers, teachers, mentors and leaders, we thank you for guiding us to make good decisions and preserve and improve our personal well-being.
Throughout our history, CMC has empowered and inspired women as a women-founded and women-led organization. We are a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) certified organization that understands the importance of employing and supporting women – and diversity generally – with the hope of bringing a broad range of experiences, skills and backgrounds to our team.
In honor of Women’s History Month, women across CMC’s footprint share their thoughts about what this month means to them.
“Women have given so much of themselves to improve the lives of their lives and family,” said Susan Santor, customer service representative. “Sometimes women are overlooked. I feel like women have come a long way with the contributions they have made over time, but I feel like we still have a long way to go.
“This month is important to me because we are honoring the amazing women who have stood up for their rights and the rights of all women,” she added. “They have paved the way for American women to have many rights, like the right to vote, reproductive rights, protection against abuse. Women’s History month means we need to remind ourselves of the accomplishments women have made throughout the years to society. Women’s History Month means celebrating the achievements of women who have been throughout history, advocating for social justice and equality for women.
“Women’s History Month means to me acknowledging and honoring the women who were/are comfortable with being uncomfortable,” said Justine Kuria, Human Resources coordinator. “And learning the stories of how they inspired change in their community and paved the way for future generations. We’ve come such a long way but there is so much work to be done.”
Ruth Malave, program specialist, is inspired by Women’s history month and the major achievements of women past and present. She provided this quote:
She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without the fear of the future
– Proverbs 31:25
Wishing every woman to be your own kind of beautiful.