Welcome to March, Women’s History Month! From Susan B. Anthony to Kamala Harris, women continue to strive, break barriers and achieve success through hard work and perseverance. In 2021, we saw Kamala Harris become the first woman Vice President of the United States. We witnessed the first female NFL referee, Sarah Thomas, officiate the Super Bowl, Kim Ng became the first woman GM in MLB history and Alyssa Nakken became the first woman in MLB to be named a Major League Coach. In the field of science, women have historically been underrepresented. That is slowly changing as more women with PhD degrees are hired by companies such as Merck, Pfizer and others. More are working in the field of Research and Development. Still, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women. From Rosa Parks to Sandra Day O’Connor, Amelia Earhart to Sally Rice, Maya Angelou to Malala Yousafzai, women continue to excel because of their tenacity, determination, dedication, commitment, resolve and persistence. Those same words can be used to describe each of our LO’s members. We are making history by continuing to carry on the work this organization started 101 years ago. Well done ladies, well done!

Morina Chmielak

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