Celebrating Women’s History Month: March 1

1 Mar

Honoring Molly

Today I would like to honor and pay tribute to Molly Murphy MacGregor. Molly, always very humble, is the co-founder of the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) and the force behind why we now celebrate Women’s History Month in the United States. The not insignificant move forward started in 1980, when President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week.  Finally in 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity.

I met Molly in 2002 at a National Women’s Conference at Smith College.  Shortly after I met her, she asked if I would join the board of directors of the National Women’s History Project. What a great honor and what a wonderful four years I had with an amazingly talented group of people at NWHP.  Who better to kick off Women’s History Month than my friend, Molly Murphy MacGregor. I strongly encourage you to visit NWHP.

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