Anne Arundel County Hosts “Women Leaders Past, Present and Future” Event in Honor of Women’s History Month
Annapolis, MD (March 31, 2015) – In honor of Women’s History Month, County Executive Steve Schuh hosted an “Anne Arundel County Women Leaders: Past, Present and Future” presentation last night at the Arundel Center featuring female leaders in his administration, as well as former County Executive Janet Owens.
“Women’s History Month is an important celebration of the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society,” said Schuh. “We are lucky to have a rich history of women leaders in our county, and this event will highlight all those leaders have done to make our county the best place to live, work, and start a business in Maryland.”
The presentation featured remarks by former County Executive Janet Owens, who was the first female county executive in Anne Arundel County History. After the former County Executive concluded her remarks, Schuh also presented her with an executive proclamation proclaiming March 30th “Janet Owens Day.”
The event concluded with questions from several elementary school girls to female members of Schuh’s Administration. Local girl scouts from Troop 2828 also made presentations about their favorite women leaders and their contribution to history.
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”
County Executive Steve Schuh and former County Executive Janet Owens