Throughout the month of March, many articles, social media and local, regional and national news stories have called out the accomplishments and contributions of many of the nations’ amazing women. And although we have recognized and celebrated National Women’s History Month, many of us are unaware of how and why the movement began, and who helped make it happen.
According to The National Women’s History Museum, Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California when the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The movement spread across the country and, in1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress passed a law designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Since then, each president has issued an annual proclamation designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.
Here at Hylan, we have had the privilege of welcoming many valued and talented women to our team. The contributions they have made to our company and our communities are immeasurable, and we are grateful for all they do each and every day. This month, Tuannisha Santana, Construction Coordinator at Hylan Datacom & Electrical, was featured in New York Real Estate Journal’s 2022 Women in Construction spotlight. Read the complete article to learn about Tuannisha’s journey and accomplishments in the construction industry.