Celebrating 2017 NWHP Month Honorees

Celebrating the 2017 National Women’s History Month Honorees

by Angie Klink

The National Women’s History Project (NWHP) recognized thirteen women who were trailblazers in both business and the paid labor force on March 25 at the Hamilton Live in Washington, DC, during the 2017 National Women’s History Month Honorees luncheon.

The NWHP National Women’s History Month 2017 theme was “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” The work and influence of the thirteen honorees spanned three centuries of America’s history. These women all successfully challenged the social and legal structures that have kept women’s labor underappreciated and underpaid. Nominations were accepted from throughout the United States.

The program began with a multi-media tribute to the deceased honorees: Kate Mullany, Lucy Parsons, Maggie Walker and Addie Wyatt. The other honorees—most of whom attended the luncheon and gave inspirational acceptance speeches—were Rebecca Anderson, Barbara Hackman Franklin, Alexis Herman, Lilly Ledbetter, Barbara “Dusty” Roads, Andra Rush, Nina Vaca, Yvonne Walker, and Norma Yaeger.

Each honoree was presented with a pair of commemorative, marble bookends. A silent and live auction garnered donations for the NWHP, a nonprofit organization. The National Women’s History Project annual March Honorees Luncheon is a grand event that furthers the NWHP’s mission to “write women back into history.” Learn more about each honoree here.

Save The Date: The NWHP will hold its 2018 Honoree Luncheon at the Hamilton Live on Saturday, March 24, 2018.