Women’s History Month.

Dear Colleagues,

Please take a moment to read the following message from Linda Baum, Chair of the Women’s Issues Committee.  

March, officially designated Women’s History Month in 1987, is an important time to reflect on the contributions of women in a historical context, as well as current society. Because the contributions of women have often been minimized, or hidden, taking time to recognize and appreciate such contributions is critical to not only fully understand our past, but improve our future. Everyone can identify a female role model who was critical to their development on a personal level and similarly, if viewing any sector of professional life, groundbreaking women can be found. According to the U.S. Department of Labor 2019 statistics, women hold the majority of positions not only in fields such as primary education and human services, but in areas as diverse as Accounting, Graphic Design, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine, to name a few.  

The National Women’s History Alliance’s designated theme for 2023 is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” We encourage all women to tell their stories, in an effort to inspire the next generation. Each story, those of challenge and those of triumph, are important to our understanding of the human experience. We encourage all people to share stories of women who have inspired their journey, not only this March, but throughout the year. It is through this celebration of the lives of women that we can champion changes in the future to address inequities experienced by women throughout the world.  

Disseminating the stories of women experiencing hardship and demonstrating reliance through publication is one way to honor women this month and throughout the year. Please note the special issue of Women and Therapy with its goal to, “chronicle those topics and stories that have resulted in healing, transformation, community cohesion, social justice, and more.” A 500-word abstract can be submitted to https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/FJ6dVRfbcp during the month of March if you would like to contribute to this important special issue.  

Linda J Baum, Ph.D.


Associate Professor/Director of Clinical Training
Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling