Tomorrow, March 8, 2019 is International Women’s Day. Women around the world are being honored for their accomplishments and contributions to education and society.
The gender equality movement began as a week-long campaign in Sonoma County in 1978 in response to the lack of educational curriculum that showcased the power and voice of women. In 1987 the National Women's History Project lobbied Congress and the White House to designate March as National Women’s History Month.
We are living in a pivotal time in history right now and roles are changing--from the advocacy of Michelle Obama--to the courageous acts of Malala Yousafzai. As a higher education institution, we are leaders, educators, and mentors and it is our civic responsibility to empower women and breakdown barriers to fulfill gender equality.
To commemorate women’s history, past and present, San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) begins a daily campaign on social media this month to recognize women who are/have been leaders and achievers at SDCE using #SDCEWomen. I encourage you to connect with us on social and share the campaign widely with your friends and followers.