March 4, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett proclaimed March as Women's History Month in
to celebrate the many contributions of women in the commonwealth and to promote continued gains in women's leadership.
"Advocating and supporting women's leadership is an important goal for the
Commission for Women,"
, executive director of the commission, said. "The mentors of today help form the leaders of tomorrow."
During March, the
Commission for Women (PCW) will announce a state-wide leadership award initiative that identifies a rising star and highlights women in business and women engaged in their communities.
, a PCW commissioner and founder of Spectrum Global Training and the Power of Women Networking Initiative, has seen the importance of mentoring throughout her career.
"It's about more than being a role model, it's about sharing your experiences and lessons learned while nurturing another woman's unique talents. Mentoring is one of the most important contributions women can make to each other," Varkony said.
PCW, along with several other state agencies, will host an event in the Capitol to honor the official theme for Women's History Month, "Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)." The event will focus on mentoring young women in STEM fields, and speakers will include women in leadership roles in these fields.
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The Governor's proclamation for Women's History Month is below.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
WHEREAS, The Women's Rights Movement in
the United States
dates to the first Women's Rights Convention in
Seneca Falls, NY
in 1848; and
WHEREAS, in honor of this movement,
seeks to extol the distinguished accomplishments of women in the Commonwealth, both past and present, who have worked with vision and determination toward the progression of our citizens and communities; and
WHEREAS, women of every age, race, ethnicity and economic background have made historic and significant contributions to the growth and strength of our Commonwealth; and