Everyday is a day to celebrate women, but we set aside March to spread the word. It’s a wonderful time for stories about women we may not have heard of before. At what other time will you see this happening?
- The National Women’s History Project has a goal of “writing women back into history.” The 2016 theme is Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government. This year, 16 women are being recognized.
- March 8 was International Women’s Day. Women from around the globe are doing amazing things.
- Anyone who knows me or my writing, knows of my total admiration for the women who broke the barriers of flight, and continue doing so. This week is Women of Aviation Worldwide Week. For six years, this group has raised awareness of aviation opportunities available to girls of all ages while celebrating the accomplishments of past and present women of aviation. One of the many activities is encouraging girls and women throughout the world to try flying in small aircraft. For some, this first flight is the beginning of a lifelong passion for flying.
- NPR reported that India is inducting its first female fighter pilots. In 2014, India’s air chief marshal had stated that women weren’t suited to military flying. He has now reversed his stance. American women have been allowed to be fighter pilots just since the 1990s. It was one of the last barriers in aviation.
- One hundred years ago, women were fighting for the right to vote. One of those suffragette’s was Inez Mulholland. Learn more about this fascinating woman and efforts to recognize her at the Inez Mullholland Centennial site.