March is Women’s History Month, and for the 5th straight year, the City of Milwaukee will be honoring notable women in the city’s history with a series of informational vignettes that will run on the front page of the city’s website and on the City Channel. The features began today – Monday, March 21, and will run for one week.
Currently, there are five women serving on the Milwaukee Common Council, the largest number in the City’s history. Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa all enthusiastically support this effort. “Milwaukee is blessed to have a bounty of influential women who have risen to the very pinnacle of so many sectors over the years. These leaders and trailblazers have shown resilience and brilliance – often while pushing back against adversarial forces – and we are honored to recognize their contributions,” they said.
The Women’s History Milwaukee initiative will highlight several iconic local figures in history both past and present. During this informational campaign, the official city website (city.milwaukee.gov) will feature photos and facts about the women of Milwaukee’s history, and these same informational vignettes will also run regularly during City Channel programming.
The initiative complements Girls’ Day at City Hall, the annual event that helps expose young women to career options in public service, engage them in their community and inspire them to achieve. The 12th Annual Girls’ Day at City Hall is scheduled to take place TOMORROW – Tuesday, March 22. For more information please visit www.milwaukee.gov/GirlsDay.