March is Woman’s History Month, we reflect on the achievements of women who paved the way for others like the United States Mint in their launch of the new American Women Quarters Program, a new four-year coin program honoring the historic contributions of twenty trailblazing American women.
Beginning in 2022 and continuing through 2025, the series will feature five notable female pioneers per year from a variety of fields including women’s suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, and the arts. The groundbreaking program is an excellent way to remind future generations what can be accomplished with vision, determination, and a desire to improve opportunities for all.
This year, the women honored are Maya Angelou, a writer and activist; Wilma Mankiller, an activist and first woman elected as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation; Sally ride, a physicist and our country’s first woman astronaut; Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood; and Nina Otero-Warren, a suffragist, the first woman superintend of Santa Fe, New Mexico public schools, and in 1992 the first Latina to run for Congress.
The celebration continues with a NAWBO virtual global conversation HERstory in the Making “Minimizing, Maximizing, Rethinking: Women Entrepreneurs Drive a Circular, Sustainable Approach”. Join us and our international sisters on March 30th, 2022, and hear about exporting your services OUT of the U.S. – “The How and Why”.
Let’s celebrate together at our upcoming mixer at Mezcal Restaurant on March 15th, register below (see NAWBO Silicon Valley Events below).
“Well-behaved women rarely make history.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
From your NAWBO Silicon Valley Board,
Griselda, Maxine, Flor, Wendy, Marina, Robin, and Lauren
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