Presidents’ Pen

March is here!!  Hopefully the spring equinox on March 20th will bring welcoming signs of spring. 

March is also a time to celebrate women.   International Women’s Day is on March 8th.   While we have made progress since 1908 when 15,000 women garment workers marched on the streets of New York demanding their rights, unfortunately we are not there yet. 

As you know, AAUW’s mission is to champion the Paycheck Fairness Act, conduct research on the gender pay gap, and create tools to teach women how to ask for deserved pay.  These links were recently sent to you. The gender pay gap is real. 

This year’s International Women’s Day theme in addition to the hashtag: #Balance for better, is to think equal, build smart, and innovate for change.  Let’s do what we can and remember the women who have touched our lives and made our lives better through economic, cultural, or political achievements.

Think Spring!!

Nancy Kinzli and Karol D’Huyvetters