Her Past, Present, & Future Matter

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26 Mar 2024

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This year’s National Women’s History theme is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.” Women, men, and society must understand the need to eliminate bias and discrimination for a positive future.

Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week in 1978. This local celebration in Sonoma County, CA, was planned to correspond with March 8th, International Women’s Day. By 1980, other communities in other states had their own Women’s History Week celebrations. President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8, 1980, National Women’s History Week. The proclamations continued and in 1987, Congress designated March as Women’s History Month.” (WomensHistory.org)

“Throughout history, the vision and achievements of powerful women have strengthened our Nation and opened the doors of opportunity wider for all of us. Though their stories too often go untold, all of us stand on the shoulders of these sung and unsung trailblazers - from the women who took a stand as suffragists, abolitionists, and labor leaders to pioneering scientists and engineers, groundbreaking artists, proud public servants, and brand members of our Armed Forces.

This Women’s History Month, may we recognize the long, storied history of great women helping to realize our Nation’s founding promise and highest aspirations. May we all continue working to build a world worthy of the dreams and goals of all women and girls.” - President Biden.

International Women’s Day

Rallying for social reform was the first International Women’s Day (IWD) event held in Europe on March 19, 1911. Other countries followed suit, and decades later, March 8th became “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.” Since 1996, the United Nations (UN) has offered a separate celebratory theme for International Women’s Day.

By 2000, the buzz to celebrate and acknowledge International Women’s Day quieted, yet the United Nations continued its theme-led anniversaries. In 2001, traction sparked, and the International Women’s Day website was created. With the boom of social media and hashtags, International Women’s Day received and continues to receive the attention it deserves. However, the International Women’s Day website also focuses on an annual theme-led campaign.

IWD 2024 - Inspire Inclusion

UN 2024 - Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress

Conroe Economic Development Council Appreciates You

Conroe Economic Development Council (CEDC) is the dream of Women’s History Month with its multi-background, all-woman staff working daily to better serve their community.

The CEDC wants to take a moment and thank the women of Conroe. We appreciate your hard work, dedication, loyalty, and support. Visit one of Conroe’s women-owned restaurants/shops and thank them for choosing Conroe as their location:

  • Havana House Cuban Eatery
  • Paulette Cafe
  • Vernele’s Bakery
  • The Red Brick Tavern
  • Legacy Auto Repair
  • Sweet Texas Treasures

… and more.

Local women-owned resources for women-owned businesses are the Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW) and the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA).