JustLeadershipUSA celebrates Women’s History Month

March 1, 2024

March 1st marks the first day of Women’s History Month. Originating in the United States, this celebration has since been adopted and celebrated by governments, organizations, and communities globally. Here in the U.S., Women’s History Month traces its origins to a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California, in 1978. The idea expanded, and in 1981, Congress passed a resolution making Women’s History Week a national observance. In 1987, Congress expanded it to a month-long celebration. Since then, it has been recognized annually in March, celebrating the contributions and achievements of women throughout history.

JustLeadershipUSA is proud to join the celebrations recognizing and honoring the incredible contributions of women in our workforce, our communities, and around the world. We are even more proud to say that throughout every aspect of our DNA, women have played a vital role in shaping our organization and driving its success. The resilience, creativity, and dedication of women leaders around the world has reshaped the value of women in society, and their example provides a north star for generations to come, inspiring women of all ages to pursue their dreams and break barriers.

Throughout this month, our website will be highlighting the achievements and stories of the remarkable women impacted by the criminal legal system. We encourage you to take part in conversations, share your own stories, and join us in celebrating the diverse talents and perspectives that make our team and community stronger.

Let’s use this opportunity to not only celebrate, but also to reflect on how we can further support and empower women in the workplace and beyond.

Thank you for being part of our journey as we honor Women’s History Month together.

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