National Women's History Museum (NWHM)

We Still Need You to #Helpusbuildit


On March 1, the National Women's History Museum launched its #helpusbuildit campaign to raise awareness of our mission.

Since its launch, the campaign has generated more than 20.9 million impressions and 3,670 mentions on Twitter. It has also garnered a reach of 325,600 fans on Facebook.

Celebrities and supporters have helped to spread the word, but we still need your help. Check out some of the videos and consider creating your own.

National Women’s History Museum Announces Women Making History Event

The NWHM announces Women Making History to be held on Monday, March 14, 2016, at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC. There will be a VIP and sponsors reception from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, followed by the general reception at 6:30 pm and the program at 7:15 pm. Honorary Co-chairs for the event are Senator Lisa Murkowski and Representative Linda Sanchez. Honorees for the evening will be Lisa Sugar, Co-founder and President of PopSugar, The Honorable Ann Veneman, Secretary of Agriculture (2001-2005), and Christine Walevska, World Renowned cellist and master musician.

Where are the Heroines?

NWHM President and CEO Joan Wages presented a TEDx talk on the importance of female role models for the nation's young women and girls.

"To remain great, our nation must utilize the talents of all of our citizens. To do that, girls must overcome the pervasive gender gaps in our society to become our next CEOs, entrepreneurs, scientists, and senators. They need female role models."

National Women's History Museum Survey

The National Women's History Museum recently conducted a survey to gauge how well Americans understand women's history and the nation's preeminent heroines. The survey was conducted to build a case for why a museum dedicated to women's history is needed.

Joan Wages, President and CEO of the National Women's History Museum, has shared the survey results, which indicated that a place where the nation's female role models can be illuminated is desperately needed.

National Women's History Museum Update

Momentum for HR 863/S398 continues. NWHM Coalition Members including Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA, acted quickly to present letters of support that were hand delivered to all Senators before the August recess.

Continuing to show support for the NWHM Coalition legislation while the Senators and Representatives are in their home Districts/States is also important. They listen to their constituents and visits to home offices make an impact. WCOE encourages members to visit or contact state and district offices to express their support for the bill.

Congratulations to the National Women’s History Musuem

You know there are times in your life when you see a true American Hero or Heroine in action and in my case it was last Saturday. I attended the NWHM Brunch in Los Angeles California, a sold out event that honored three amazing women. Sophia Bush Philanthropist and Actress, Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corporation and Vice Chair and EVP of NASCAR, and Callie Khouri Producer, Director and academy award winning writer. Three women who gave inspirational comments and change the view of the role of women in our world through their amazing careers.

National Women’s History Museum

This month WCOE joined the ranks of 51 leading education, advocacy and service organizations that represent over eight million members as a Coalition Member in support of the National Women’s History Museum. The NWHM Mission Statement states The National Women’s History Museum educates, inspires, empowers and shapes the future by integrating women’s distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States, a goal that WCOE totally supports. We look forward to a productive partnership as this amazing project moves forward.


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