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Celebrate Women’s History Month in Boston

Women’s History Month got its start in 1981 when Congress and President Reagan proclaimed the week of March 7, 1982 as Women’s History Week. In 1987 a petition by the National Women’s History Project led Congress to designate the entire month of March as Women’s History Month. We’ll think it, you say it…

Here are local events where we can celebrate our progress and map our futures in corporate, academic and public life:

International Women’s Day Celebration, March 8 – Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the Office of Women’s Advancement will hold this event to honor women’s voices and contributions while recognizing the work still ahead. March 8, 3:30pm, Boston City Hall, 3rd Floor Mezzanine www.boston.gov/calendar/international-womens-day-celebration

Women in Leadership: Massachusetts Trailblazers, March 19 – As Massachusetts and the nation see more women than ever serving in government, a panel of political leaders will discuss their pathways to civic leadership. Speakers will offer insights on the campaign trail and discuss creating change in public office. They’ll also talk about how we can increase and diversify the political representation of women at all levels of Massachusetts government. March 19, 7:00-8:30pm, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston https://www.boston.gov/calendar/women-leadership-massachusetts-trailblazers

Boston Women, Inc.’s 10th Anniversary “Women Amongst Us” award luncheon, March 21 – Boston Women, Inc. was formed to educate the public and celebrate Boston women. They’re committed to the idea that women’s stories must be told, and that our progress depends on educating current and future generations. The Women Amongst Us event celebrates the month and recognizes lodacal women heroes, past and present. March 21, 12-3pm, Granite Links Golf Club, Quincy www.bostonwomen.org

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