By Catherine Acedillo, Marketing Coordinator
From the ones we love most to those who have inspired us throughout history, a month is not long enough to thank women for all their hard work and attributes they have made to our history, culture, and society. According to WomensHistory.org, Women’s History Month originally started as Women’s History Week. In February 1980, the Presidential Proclamation of President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8th as the National Women’s History Week – the same day as International Women’s Day.
The NationWomansHistoryAlliance.org – a non-profit organization founded in 1980 committed to educating and recognizing women’s diversity and significant contributions – states that the growing influence of educators and public-school curriculums sparked the idea of having a whole month, rather than just a week to celebrate these significant accomplishments. By 1986, 14 states in the U.S. had declared March as Women’s History Month. Those states included Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Oregon, and Alaska. This state-by-state movement ultimately persuaded Congress into declaring National Women’s History Month in March of 1987. Today, we can find tons of events nationwide, ranging anywhere from luncheons and brunches to week-long campaigns to promote the narrative set forth by women. Without women, we wouldn’t have computer programming, solar-powered homes, medical syringes, Wi-Fi, and chocolate chip cookies. At Ace Studios, we would like to highlight our following team members for being the kick-ass creative women they are:
- Alexandria Thomson
- Allana Borbon
- Camille Thigpen
- Catherine Acedillo
These ladies are constantly raising the bar and showing us as a company how to bring forth a better future for our communities and show the diversity of each of their backgrounds in doing so. Without the persistence and the dedication these gals bring to our team, we would not be where we are today. Online analytics shows that currently, in the U.S., there are approximately 12.3 million women-owned businesses, 40% of the total of U.S. businesses.
These women provide jobs for nearly 10 million people and rank in $1.9 million in revenue as of 2020. We support and give thanks to women in business, inspiring us to flourish with confidence in our capabilities. While we should still celebrate women throughout the other 11 months of the year, March is the month we can commemorate and bring awareness to the sacrifices women have made to make the world a more accepting and inclusive place.