Kintock Celebrates Women’s History Month
In honor of Women’s History Month, Kintock is proud to commemorate the many contributions of women to American history. While this month is a time to recognize past achievements of women in U. S. history, Kintock works continually to promote women’s equality by employing women in several of its top-level executive and management positions throughout the company. In fact, six out of nine of Kinotck’s Executive Team members are women. Kintock is also a proud member of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC), which provides opportunities and support to top female executives and senior managers in corrections.
The Origins of Women’s History Month
Since 1987, Women’s History Month has been observed annually in the United States during the month of March as a way to honor women’s contributions to history, culture and society.
However, the celebration of Women’s History Month actually evolved following a weeklong celebration of women who played a vital role in American history and culture that was organized in the Sonoma, California school district in 1978. Hundreds of students participated in an essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa.
Each year, the National Women’s History Alliance designates a theme for Women’s History Month. This year, the theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” This theme recognizes women who fought for women’s suffrage, which was won with the passage of the 19thamendment in 1920.
There are a number of opportunities available to celebrate this month.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with the National Women’s History Museum! A special film screening of And She Could Be Next (episode 2), including live q&a with the filmmakers.