Women’s History Month

March 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights FOX5 Weather Forecaster Sue Palka

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. For 33 years, longtime Montgomery County resident Sue Palka has been the chief weather forecaster at FOX5 in Washington DC. […]

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March 18, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Strathmore President and CEO Monica Jeffries Hazangeles

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. Monica Jeffries Hazangeles, the president and first woman CEO of Strathmore, has helped the organization grow into a world-class arts […]

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March 13, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Abolitionist and Activist Emily Edmonson

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. Emily Edmonson was born in Montgomery County in 1835. Her father Paul was a free man and her mother Amelia […]

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March 11, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Nonprofit President Dr. Erin O’Shea

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. Erin O’Shea has dedicated her career to researching biological sciences and is the president of the Howard Hughes Medical […]

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March 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County Hosts ‘She Builds’ Event

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County hosted a “She Builds” event on Friday (International Women’s Day) to help renovate a home in Takoma Park. This sister-to-sister event supports low-income female homeowners by creating safer and healthier homes, and gives female builders a meaningful, hands-on opportunity for service. Officials say about 40 volunteers helped with the project. “This […]

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March 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Women of the World Art Exhibit in Takoma Park Celebrates Women’s History Month

“Women of the World” Exhibit Celebrates Women’s History Month Takoma Park’s new art exhibit, Women of the World celebrates Women’s History Month with the works by five local artists. The exhibit explores the enduring power and ongoing struggles of women around the world.  The exhibit runs through May 8, at the Galleries at Takoma Park, […]

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March 5, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Trailblazing Firefighter Pamela J. Foltz

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. Pamela J. Foltz paved the way for women in emergency response rolls as the first female career firefighter in Montgomery […]

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March 4, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Nancy Navarro

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. Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro is one notable figure who has contributed to the community in many ways. Navarro […]

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March 1, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

The Montgomery County Commission for Women Announces 2019 Girl Power Contest

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women invite residents to participate in its third annual Girl Power Contest. All county residents ages 5-105 are encouraged to submit a short story, poem, or drawing that addresses the following question: “If you had a super power, how would you use that power […]

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February 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Commission for Women Extends Deadline for Girl Power Contest

UPDATE: The deadline for submissions to the 2018 Girl Power Contest has been extended to April 15th. Submit your short story, poem, or drawing to the 2018 Girl Power Contest https://t.co/uL7xs5Krk8. The theme is "The First Female U.S. President." NEW DEADLINE – April 15. #WomensHistoryMonth #WHM #girlpower pic.twitter.com/z7vD1LlRL5 — FriendsoftheLibrary (@FOLMC) March 30, 2018 To […]

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