Written by HRCap, Inc.
March 31, 2022
The national celebration started in 1981 when Congress passed Public Law 97-28, which authorized and petitioned for the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week”. In 1987, Congress declared the entire month of March as Women’s History Month to remember the impactful contributions and accomplishments women made to our history, culture, and society.
Over the past month, HRCap has highlighted women of diverse cultural backgrounds, past and present, to acknowledge how women have made a difference across all industries. By sharing the resilience, growth, and achievements of these women leaders, we hope to inspire all to make a lasting impact as a transformational leader in their respective fields.
Celebrating Women Making History
1. Katherine Johnson
Breaking societal norms of gender and race, Katherine Johnson became one of the first Black women to work as NASA's mathematician. She provided vital information for many of NASA's orbital missions, which allowed an astronaut to orbit around the Earth. Not only that but she provided calculations that landed a man on the moon. She later received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions to space exploration.