Girl Scouts of Eastern PA
March is a pretty important month for women. We celebrate a number of notable events, people, and ideas during this 31- day period. Of course, March is Women’s History Month, as designated by Congress in 1987. Lots of firsts for women in our national government happened in March, including the first female member of Congress taking her seat in 1917 (Jeannette Rankin); the first female member of the U.S. Cabinet (Frances Perkins in 1933); and the first female U.S. Attorney General (Janet Reno in 1993).
I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention the fact that Girl Scouts of the USA was founded on March 12, 1912. Girl Scouts is the world’s largest leadership development program for girls and the Girl Scout Cookie Program is also the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program.
Speaking of the world at-large: #EachforEqual is the theme of this year’s Inter- national Women’s Day on March 8. The theme is based on the idea that while we are all responsible for our own actions and thoughts, collectively, we can have a tremendous impact on the world to effect massive change and bring about gender equal representation in the board room, government, media coverage, health arena, etc.
Why is all of that important to us here in the Lehigh Valley? Because we all have the power and responsibility to help improve the lives of women – ourselves, our co-workers, our daughters...which can only lead to a better Lehigh Valley for all of us!
One last shameless plug – an easy way to help yourself or a woman in your work- place: buy a ticket to the LV Women’s Summit on June 4th at the Wind Creek Event Center! Early bird pricing ends March 31, so commit early to coming to hear our phenomenal keynote – award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien!