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Volume 7, Issue 2 - March/April 2014

Celebrating Women's History Month

margaretabell.jpgWomen’s History Month began as a national weekly celebration when Congress established “Women’s History Week” on March 7, 1982 – the monthly observance began in 1987. This year’s theme,  “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” honored the determination and tenacity of women. Many courageous and remarkable women in history, including those in the Forest Service, have advanced our nation forward toward equality, liberation, and acceptance of women’s rights. The commitment of generations of women and their victories, struggles, and stories as pioneers is truly an inspiration. The Southern Research Station co-sponsored the Women’s Day of Training, which included the useful career-related presentation, “Taking the Lead: Inspiring Yourself.”

Right: Margaret Stoughton Abell was the first female forester in the Forest Service. Read more in CompassLive...


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