Women’s History Month

Womens History Month

Marina Zakrajsek, Guidance News Columnist

This month is women’s history month. A time to celebrate the many brave, and beautiful women that have made a change in the world. It has taken so many years just to scratch the surface of what women deserve.

Gender is not a qualification for a household role or that of a business. Karen Lynch a CEO of CVS health has worked her up in the company, now leading a company that is one of the largest health providers in the world. 2021 marked a record year for women in the highest-ranking corporate role based on fortune 500 companies. Plenty more women are starting and thriving in more executive roles.

Progressively, throughout history women have been ahead of the curve, yet it still took years to make reforms. It was women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony founded the Women’s Loyal National League. Women like Harriet Tubman, who not only spoke but took action to help those in need, changed the course of history.

It’s women like Ida B Wells that knew the risks of speaking out and the dangers that might follow that led to our current progress. I am a woman in the 21st century and I couldn’t be more proud. There is still an immense need for change and many gaps that still need to be closed, but we are getting closer every day.

Take this month of March to celebrate not only historical women who made a difference in so many lives but also the women in your life who make a difference every day.