Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the incredible contributions that women have made to society throughout history. It is a month to celebrate the achievements of women and to recognize the many obstacles they have overcome to achieve their goals.
Women have played a vital role in shaping the world we live in today, from advocating for human rights to fighting for equality in the workplace. Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate these accomplishments and to honor the women who have paved the way for future generations.
When It All Began
The origins of Women’s History Month can be traced back to the early 1900s when women began to fight for the right to vote. In 1911, International Women’s Day was established, and it became a global celebration of women’s achievements.
It was not until 1980, however, that President Jimmy Carter declared the first National Women’s History Week in the United States. In 1987, this week was expanded to a celebration that lasted the whole month, that way Women’s History Month was born.
Celebrating Women's History Month in Broward
If you want to celebrate Women’s History Month, make sure to check out the events happening in and around Oakland Park. From art exhibitions to talks, there are many ways to honor the women.
Women Trailblazers 2023 - Champions of Change
In honor of Women’s History Month, History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will showcase “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County.” The free photography exhibition will be on display through March 31.
Date: Opening Recption on Thursday, March 9, 2023 (Exhibit runs March 9 – 31)
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Admission: Tickets available here
Business Women of Oakland Park Photo Exhibition
Join us for an inspiring art exhibit featuring businesswomen of Oakland Park who have made significant contributions to the community. Come and be inspired by the stories of these amazing women, and celebrate the progress that has been made towards gender equality in the workplace.
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Haitian American Chamber of Commerce
Rock Women's Health
During the month of March, Hard Rock Cafe is partnering with Women Who Rock and Gibson Gives to spreading awareness and raising funds for Magee-Women’s Research Institute & Foundation.
Women Who Rock™ is a crusade to champion women in music and life-saving women’s health research at Magee-Womens Research Institute. Help us bring the power of the world’s largest institute focused on women’s health to your community by supporting their global mission. Proceeds from retail, select beverages, and concerts throughout the month will go directly to help the cause.
Date: All month long
Information: Visit hardrockcafe.com/international-womens-month.aspx
Make sure to check out the events happening throughout the month. There are many ways to get involved and learn more about the impact women have had on our world. Whether you’re looking to connect with other women or simply want to expand your knowledge, Women’s History Month events in Broward County are not to be missed.
If you have any suggestions, for celebrating amazing ladies in and around Oakland Park, leave your comments below.