March is the month dedicated to appreciating and acknowledging the impact women have made in the past and today.
The celebration of women’s history began with a single day, International Women’s Day, which then evolved into National Women’s History week in 1980.
After being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress officially proclaimed this month as “Women’s History Month” in 1987.
Women have made significant changes in history, such as abolitionists like Harriet Tubman, or authors like Anne Frank.
“I think it’s important that we uplift the stories of all women, especially those belonging to marginalized groups instead of focusing solely on white/european women, which I feel Women’s History Month generally focuses on,” says senior Caitlyn O’Neil.
While junior Cristal Ludena appreciates the celebration of women’s impacts in history, she wishes “we didn’t have to celebrate basic human rights that should have been entitled to them long ago.”
To revere womens’ capabilities and talents, here are women from all over the globe who have made huge impacts in society.