MARCH IS NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Women History Month’s
origin first began with a Presidential proclamation which granted the week of March
7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week”. Since then, the weeks have grown
significantly to eventually evolve into a full month of learning about the
extraordinary and historic contributions of women in our nation. As an indie
publisher headed by a female CEO, Casa Zia Productions found it interesting to
note that the first woman publisher in American history was Mary Katherine Goddard.
In 1766, she along with her widowed mother published the Providence Gazette
Newspaper and the annual West’s Almanack. In 1777, she became the first printer
to offer copies of the Declaration of Independence that included the signer’s
names and in 1789 opened a bookstore in Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks Mary
Katherine for kicking the door open!
Are there women, past
and / or present, that continue to influence your lives, encourage your dreams?
Take a moment to reflect on their contributions and if you have the wonderful
opportunity to experience ‘modern day HERoines’ in the form of mothers,
sisters, teachers, mentors, strive to show your appreciation and continue to be
the very best that you can be! Who knows, you may be a SHERO for the next
generation of women to come!
more information regarding women in history visit:
Mary Katherine Goddard