"For most of history, anonymous was a woman." - Virginia Woolf
According to an organization dedicated to Women's History Month, this celebratory event had its lawful origins as a weekly, national celebration in March 1981. Congress passed a law that authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.”
Over the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed another law that declared the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history.
Women With a Past Impacting the Future
Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour is a tested, gutsy trailblazer whose resume is filled with a collection of impressive"firsts". FlyGirl is America's first Black woman combat pilot. She served two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine. She has served as a Marine Corps diversity liaison officer to the Pentagon. After proudly serving her country, Armour launched her career in the private sector as an entrepreneur, consultant to business, and author of "Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter".