International Women’s Day / Women’s History Month

The International Women's Day logo

In the United States, Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California participated in Women’s History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women’s Day). Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements.

International Women’s Day: Stories of Inspiration

To celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’ and ‘Women’s History Month, we asked some of the diplomats of the Embassy and Consul General Jennifer L. Davis to tell us about a woman in their lives who has inspired them. Here are their answers: