"International Women's Day 2016"During Women’s History Month it is an honor to celebrate today by recognizing the women who have made a difference in the lives of others and improved the planet for women.

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.”  Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” (source: Law Library of Congress’ guide to the legislative history of Women’s History Month)

The point of the feminist movement wasn’t simply to set our underwear on fire and muscle into small spaces in the male-dominated workplace, but to create a world where the contribution of both sexes was equally valued and no one’s worth was judged on their take-home salary.” — Mariella Frostrup

In honor of women around the globe here are a few stories worth reading and sharing…

On Forbes, Lisa Quast talks about the 3 role models in her life:

During Women’s History Month, Take A Moment To Appreciate Female Role Models  – March is Women’s History Month , a great time to celebrate women who have had a positive impact on the world and also on your own life.

On the National Women’s History Project site:

Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government ” The National Women’s History Month theme for 2016 honors women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership.

On the History Channel:

Women’s History : Although many of the accomplishments and contributions of women have been lost from the history books, women have played a vital role in the course of human civilization. From raising families to leading armies, women have made untold contributions to history.

Watch this TedX video featuring Joan Wages 

Where are all the Heroines? Joan Wages, President & Chief Executive Officer of the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is dedicated to educating the general public about the central, indispensable role women have played throughout our nation’s history and raising awareness about the critical need for a national women’s history museum in our nation’s capital.

On InfoPlease.com 

Activities, Timelines,  History and Ideas . Learn about the history of Women’s History Month, read biographies of famous women, try our quizzes and crosswords, find stats and facts about women, and more.