UMW - Women's History Month

UMW - Women's History Month

March 08, 2021

Originally posted on the The United Methodist Women's website.

March is Women’s History Month—a time to lift up all the women who have made an impact on our collective history.

For over 150 years, since the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society was first formed in 1869 in Boston, United Methodist Women has been on the forefront of developing leaders, fostering spiritual growth and advocating for justice.

The United Methodist Women members who helped create historic change are women like Alma Matthews, who assisted immigrant families arriving in New York, and Pauli Murray, who advocated for racial justice in schools. They include Juna Lear Locksmith, who advocated for Native Americans, and Africa’s first woman bishop, Joaquina Filipe Nhanala.

Today, United Methodist Women continues to work for positive change and equips women around the world to become leaders of tomorrow. This work could not be accomplished without the dedication of all our members, who make United Methodist Women who we are.

During Women’s History Month, we honor not only the history of United Methodist Women, but of all women.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with the resources on this page—this month and every month.

Reading Program Books:

One Dress. One Year: One Girl's Stand Against Human Trafficking, Bethany Winz
Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for AllMartha S. Jones
Global Girlfriends: How One Mom Made It Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide, Stacey Edgar
#Not Your Princess: Voices of Native American Women, Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale (editors)
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School, Monique W. Morris
Women Rise Up!, Cindy Jacobs
Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space, Lynn Sherr