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March is National Women’s Month

Whether you call it National Women’s Month, Women’s History Month, or International Women’s Month – March is the month to reflect on, and celebrate inspirational, powerful, fearless, I-can-do-anything WOMEN! ?

?Raise your glass to all the compassionate, focused, and tireless women who volunteer, work at, or partner with food banks.  This work takes a special person who is continuously committed to serving their communities and is a great example of inspiration to those young women coming up the ranks.


Did you Know?

? Women’s History Month celebrates the often-overlooked contributions of women in history, society, and culture. It has been annually observed in the United States and other countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia, every March since 1987. The month is observed in October in Canada. March is selected as the month for observing Women’s History Month to correspond with International Women’s Day on March 8, and Canada observes it in October in correspondence with Persons Day on October 18.

The month-long commemoration started with Women’s History Day in 1978, organized by the school district of Sonoma, California. Hundreds of students participated in the essay competitions, many presentations were given, and a parade was held in Santa Rosa. The idea caught on and, a few years later, school districts, communities, and organizations all over the country were celebrating the day. In 1980, the National Women’s History Alliance championed for the holiday to be observed as a national week, and this was backed by President Jimmy Carter, who issued the first proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The following year, Congress forwarded a resolution establishing a national observance. Six years later, the expansion of the event to the whole month of March was successfully petitioned by the National Women’s History Project.

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Support and High Five Women You Know

? How can you acknowledge an incredible woman you know this month?

  1. Send a quick note of gratitude via a card or email letting them know about the impact they had on your life
  2. Treat them to a coffee or lunch and catch up on life while thanking them for all they’ve done for you
  3. Give them a professional shoutout on LinkedIn and keep lifting each other up!

?Shoutout to the incredible women that work at CalFoods Logistics for all they do – and the entire team!

Top Row (left to right) – Charisse Ross, Chief Operations Officer | Carry Warner, Chief Financial Officer | Kate Haefke, Procurement Director

Middle Row (left to right) – Olivia Linkhart, Administrative Assistant | Emma Newman, Accountant I

Bottom Row (left to right) – Laurie Humbard, Accounting Specialist | Parshy Phillips, Director of Satellite Relations

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