March is National Women’s History Month. Ever wonder how that happened? Here’s a little history on the subject: it started out smaller, the week of March 8th, wrapped around International Women’s Day. Why was March favored over August 26th, the day women won suffrage? 

Check out this video for the entertaining answer!

Like many things in America, Women’s History went big in the eighties, when Congress designated March as “Women’s History Month” in 1987. 

As with most worthwhile endeavors, these things take time and effort, and often start with a day or a week (National If Pets Had Thumbs Day, keep the faith!). How do you celebrate Women’s History Month? Share with us!  

 


 

While We’re On the Subject

 

Get out on the road with Road Scholar to celebrate empowerment and community on women-only learning adventures around the world!

 

Speaking of women leading the way, have you read Ashton Applewhite’s book about combating ageism in our culture? 

 

Looking for ways to strengthen your circle of friends? We’ve got ideas for what to do.

 

If you’re looking for ways to blaze your own trail, here are some things you might want to consider. 

 

It’s no secret that the key to a healthier society is to educate and elevate women and girls. You can help!

 

Amava Members have a lot to say. Here are some thoughts on substitute teaching and starting over that we’re proud to share.

 


 

“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” –Serena Williams