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June 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Hosts Town Hall on Women in the Workforce After COVID-19

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is holding a virtual town hall at noon on June 11 on “the alarming reduction in the number of women in the U.S. workforce” due to the pandemic. This is part of a series of town hall meetings concerning the effects of COVID-19. Judy Stephenson, the county’s small business navigator, […]

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March 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Manna CEO Credits ‘All the Women Who Shaped Me’ on International Women’s Day

Jackie DeCarlo is proud that throughout her almost eight years as Manna’s CEO, “We never had to turn anyone away.” That is saying a lot, because during this past year, requests for food by county residents rose 40%. Prior to the pandemic, Manna served about 3,000 people a month. Now it is 4,000, she said. […]

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March 8, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Maryland Women’s Caucus to Honor Veterans in Virtual Event

The Maryland Women’s Caucus is hosting a virtual celebration to honor women veterans on March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The celebration also looks to pay tribute to the state’s first woman veteran, Harriet Tubman. This will be the Caucus’ third Women Veterans Day but the first virtual celebration.  The event will feature […]

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March 8, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Highlights Local Parks for Women’s History Month

Montgomery Parks is highlighting five parks across the county to honor Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8. Each of the parks are named after local female leaders, scientists, farmers and educators. The five parks include Caroline Freeland Urban Park in Bethesda, Edith Throckmorton Neighborhood Park in Kensington, Lois Y. Green Conservation […]

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February 24, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

County Board of Education Declares March to be Observed as Women’s History Month

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Montgomery County Board of Education declared the month of March 2021 to be observed as Women’s History Month. “Throughout our country’s history, women have contributed to the values of the United States by advocating for equity, justice, and equal opportunity for all citizens…” Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith stated, in a […]

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December 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Officials Explain What’s in Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

What’s in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine? Dr. David Marcozzi, COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of Maryland Medical System, explained the answer to Marylanders at a press conference with Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday. Pfizer’s vaccine was granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA last Friday. Marcozzi said there are four components that make it […]

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February 28, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Entries are Now Open for Girl Power Contest

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women is seeking entries from Montgomery County residents ages 5 to 105 for their fourth annual Girl Power Contest. Entries typically are short stories, poems and drawings but creativity is encouraged, and alternative creative expressive submissions are welcomed. All entries must address the following […]

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May 4, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Myths about Women and Money

There are many myths about women and money. It’s time for us to talk about them, sort out the truth from fiction and get in charge of our money. Video by Shanna Due, CFP Hire District Capital in Washington, DC as your holistic financial planner.

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March 27, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard is the first African American woman president of Montgomery College. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Pollard […]

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March 21, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Former News Anchor and Politician Kathleen Matthews

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. Kathleen Matthews is a former local news anchor, executive officer, and chairwoman of Maryland’s Democratic Party. Born in the San […]

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