Women's History Month

The Chicago Bar Association is pleased to celebrate 2019 Women's History Month which commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. We encourage you get involved and attend the following events sponsored by the CBA:

Working Women's Legal Summit
March 8, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | The Chicago Bar Association
Price TBA | Registration Opening Soon
A look at the current state of women in the legal profession will be followed by a variety of panels and breakout sessions featuring women leaders from various areas the legal profession who will discuss the lessons they’ve learned and advice they can share with female attorneys navigating their careers. Topics include navigating career obstacles, workplace policies, societal expectations and more. See the full agenda on the registration page.

Women’s History Month Luncheon: Celebrating the Progress of Women
March 8, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. | The Chicago Bar Association
$60 per person | Registration Opening Soon
Jane DiRenzo Pigott, managing director of R3 Group LLC, with “The Pay Gap Explained: Why It Exists, How We Close It.”
Reproductive Rights Program
March 13, 2019
More information coming soon.

Signature Series:  Women Navigating Diversity Challenges
March 20, 2019
More information coming soon.

About Women's History Month
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” Learn more at https://womenshistorymonth.gov.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.