Women's History Month

March is nationally recognized as Women’s History Month. In 1980, a group of women came together in Santa Rosa, California to form the National Women’s History Project, a coalition that successfully lobbied Congress and the White House to designate the week of March 8th (International Women’s Day) as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration, resulting in the entire month of March being declared National Women’s History Month.

Since 1996, the San Francisco Commission and Department on the Status of Women, in partnership with the Mayor and Board of Supervisors, celebrate this month with a public ceremony to recognize the contributions of women in the community.

Below you will find a listing of the amazing San Francisco women who have been honored since 2005. Click on the links provided to view the list for each year.

2018 Women's History Month Celebration: "Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” 

2017 Women's History Month Honorees: "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business"

2016 Women's History Month Honorees: "Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government"

2015 Women’s History Month Honorees: “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives”

2014 Women’s History Month Honorees: “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment”

2013 Women’s History Month Honorees: “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

2012 Women’s History Month Honorees: “Women’s Education, Women’s Economic Strength, Women’s Empowerment”

2011 Women’s History Month Honorees: “Our History is Our Strength”

2010 Women’s History Month Honorees: “Writing Women Back into History”

2009 Women’s History Month Honorees: “Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet”

2008 Women’s History Month Honorees: “Women’s Art: Women’s Vision”

2007 Women’s History Month Honorees: “Generations of Women Moving History Forward”

2006 Women’s History Month Honorees: “Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams”

2005 Women’s History Month Honorees: “Women Change America”