Womens History Month Archives

This is how March became ‘Women’s History Month’

March 7, 2019

Many things have come to womankind surprisingly recently: The right to vote. The right to own property. And, perhaps less surprisingly, the existence of Women’s History Month. Before women had the whole month, the U.S. recognized Women’s History Week; before that, a single International Women’s Day. Dedicating the whole month of March in honor of… [Read More]

Diversity sails forward: Introducing Captain Belinda Bennett, first Black, female ship’s master

March 7, 2019

A fitting bit of news for March – introducing Captain Belinda Bennett. In addition to being the first female and black captain in Windstar Cruises’ history, she is the first black female captain in the commercial cruise industry. An exclusive handful of women are currently making waves as captains, with the first American female captain… [Read More]

MPS students honored for Women’s History essays

April 12, 2018

To honor Women’s History Month, MPS students were invited to submit essays sharing the stories of Wisconsin women. Winners received cash awards and certificates and were announced at the University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee Hefter Conference Center on March 15. The contest is designed to shine a light on the lives of Wisconsin women, who have… [Read More]