March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. and March 8th is International Women’s Day. I can think of no better time to honor the often-overlooked contributions of women throughout history and to celebrate the women whose shoulders we stand upon.
The theme of this year’s Women’s History Month is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories” and I encourage you to reflect upon the women whose stories have shaped, or reflected back, your own experiences. Whether they are part of the LGBTQ+ community or allies; whether they are jurists or trailblazers of a different form; their stories and the lessons they teach us help guide our present and our future. While much progress has been made, we still have so far to go and so much to learn. This month, as we celebrate women we know and women who whose stories have emboldened us, remember to elevate women artists, empower women leaders, champion women athletes, and forge women’s empowerment beyond our own borders. As judges were must be committed to challenging gender discrimination and ensuring gender parity; not just this month, but all year long.
At times like these, I am incredibly grateful for our Association and the women who created, guided and strengthened our mission. The LGBTQ women who frequently stood alone in their courthouses, and whose bravery made our hopes and dreams possible. Thirty years later, we are stronger, bolder and better because of them. And I am equally grateful for the brilliant women who guide our group today. I am constantly inspired and awed by your passion, your wisdom and your selfless commitment to justice. Thank you for you.
As always, please feel free reach out to us at email@example.com or join one of our weekly Zoom meetings to connect with these inspirational women. Our community is our strength.