Throughout history, women of color have played a pivotal role in every movement that has resulted in positive changes in our society. Most have received little or no recognition for their participation.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama said it best when she explained, “You don’t have to be in a history book to make a contribution to our country. She urged us to not only celebrate African- American heroes such as Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman, whose contributions to the improvement of the country are depicted in many history books; but to also honor the women of today, “our aunts … our best friends … all those women who live each day with a spirit that is uniquely their own, and who continue to write our country’s story every single day.”
Her message included a challenge, for women to, “reinvest in those around us…and pledge to continue their story by contributing their gifts for the good of our families, our communities, and our country.” Together, we can be the difference we search for while recognizing there are those around us who have continued to positively contribute to our community.
On the following pages we recognize our “Women of Today”. Some are well known, some are not. They are our mothers, our sisters and our teachers. They are business leaders and community leaders, but most important they are phenomenal women. Women of color, kissed by the sun.