In 1987, Congress declared the month of March as National Women’s History Month, and there is a special Presidential Proclamation issued every year, honoring the extraordinary achievements of American Women. Below is an excerpt of the very first Presidential Message defending the implementation of National Women’s History Month in 1980, given by former President Jimmy Carter:
"From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.”
It is very important that we, as Detroiters, celebrate our peers as they make strides for greatness on a consistent basis. We are surrounded by women who are making their mark in life, for the betterment of those that they influence. One of those women is a Detroiter, Angela T. Jones, CEO of Superwoman Productions and Publishing, and host of the Fab Life Radio Show (www.blogtalkradio.com/thefabliferadio).
On March 8, 2013 (International Women’s Day), Superwoman Productions and Publishing introduced the ONLY International Women’s Day Event, a Women’s Day Tea themed ‘Sip and Sushi’, held at Socra Tea (also a woman-owned business) in Detroit, Michigan. The event featured local women business owners as vendors, and celebrated women in hip-hop music, with special appearances from artists Lola Damone, Mae Day and Ms. Smiley, women who have had great success in the entertainment industry. There was also a special live performance by El DeBarge Jr., who appeared for the first time in Detroit to show support for this great, historic event. Due to the rave reviews by the crowd in attendance, there is huge anticipation for the 2014 sequel to this annual event, presented by SWPP.
We salute Ms. Jones and her “Super Team” for this grand accomplishment. They definitely embody the 2013 International Women’s Day Theme, courtesy of the National Women’s History Project: Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination.