Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories...

During the month of March, we give a little extra attention to all of the amazing accomplishments of strong, determined women. Since 1987, the United States has formally recognized March as National Women's History Month. Every woman has a story to tell and gifts to share with the world.

Above: Nannie Helen Burroughs was a black educator, orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, feminist, and business­woman in the United States. Her speech "How the Sisters Are Hindered from Helping," at the 1900 National Baptist Convention in Virginia, instantly won her fame and recognition.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Put it in writing

Think of a woman you look up to and admire. She can be someone in your personal life or a public figure. Write her a letter describing the impact she has had on your life. Your thoughtful gesture is sure to be appreciated.

Have a girl's lunch

Lunch, breakfast, or dinner — it doesn't matter. Grab your granny, cousin Cheryl, or great-aunt Mimi and grab a bite to eat. Having the chance to spend some one-on-one time with the lovely ladies in your life is a great way to reconnect and remind them how much they mean to you. Who knows, they may even tell some interesting stories you've never heard before.

Read up on women's history

There are some excellent museums dedicated entirely to the accomplishments of women. If you don't happen to live near one of these places, many venues set up special exhibits during National Women's History Month.