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2017 Women's History Month

The Fairfax County Commission for Women cordially invites you to attend the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors' Proclamation Ceremony
in recognition of Women's History Month on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

The Commission for Women will host a reception in the Fairfax County Government Center's Forum beginning at 8:30 a.m.,
and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Auditorium.

The 2017 Women's History Month proclamation recipients will be Dolores Trevino-Gerber and Staci Redmon,
on behalf of all women in labor and business in Fairfax County.

Please visit for directions to the Government Center.

Please contact Michelle Mueller by Wednesday, March 1, to confirm your attendance or request a reasonable accommodation, if needed. Please email or call 703-324-9498 or 711 (TTY).

County of Fairfax, Virginia Women’s History Month 2017 Proclamation
March 2017

WHEREAS, the 2017 theme for National Women's History Month honors trailblazing women in labor and business, who have successfully challenged the role and value of women in the economy; and and
WHEREAS, women leaders and innovators have faced challenging social and legal barriers, and paved the way for improved working conditions and wages for themselves and other women; and
WHEREAS, women now make up 47% of the U.S. work force and account for 52% of workers in management and professional roles, yet women make up only 5% of CEOs and 25% of executives and senior-level managers at Standard and Poor 500 companies, and women's median income is 83% of men's; and
WHEREAS, talented women in Fairfax County and the nation continue to expand women's participation in commerce and their power in the paid labor force by demonstrating women's ability to lead organizations and create businesses; and
WHEREAS women's participation in the economy is crucial to a productive community and inspires all to see the value and potential of women's contributions;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of the Fairfax County Commission for Women and all its residents, hereby proclaims March 2017, as

Women's History Month

And a time to honor all women, whose work toward the goal of equality between women and men continues to benefit the whole of our community.



Women's History Month Video

Women's History Month PSA Audio 30 seconds

Women's History Month PSA Video

Women's History Month PSA Audio 60 seconds



Women's Suffrage in the 20th Century

View the Commission for Women's video created with the
Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association and produced by Fairfax County Channel 16.

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