Today, Friday, March 1, 2013, begin the month long celebration of Women’s History. To learn more, go to the National Women’s History Project website at http://www.nwhp.org/whm/index.php. The National Women’s History Project 2013 Theme, “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination,” focuses on women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields. The 2014 Project Alabama also is focusing on accomplished women in the STEM professions in the private and public sectors to consider running for a government leadership position. We know from Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics research that women need to be asked to run.
On the other hand, Jenna Johnson, The 2014 Project Alabama North Region Lead, shares this Huffington Post article with another point of view:
Let’s make Women’s History in 2014. Contact Audrey L. Salgado to learn how you can become an Advocate or Ally of The 2014 Project Alabama and be trained to reach out to women and make them and the public aware of the need to increase the number of women in government leadership.