March 19, 1911, (not the current March 8th date) marked the first time International Women’s Day was celebrated. The day called attention to the issues women face and to advocate for their advancement. The United Nations recognized International Women’s Day in 1975. Since then, March 8th is known as International Women’s Day and part of National Women’s History Month, which grew from President Carter’s 1980 proclamation declaring the week of March 8th as National Women’s History Week.
In celebration of National Women’s History Month, SAI highlights three female transportation employees: Lori Gennuso, TCI; Tiffany Shine, PE, highway engineer from our Lake Mary office; and Amy Cottle, TCIS. We asked these women which famous women they might have lunch with (or a cup of coffee or a beer); they provided intriguing answers. As you celebrate National Women’s History Month, think about which famous woman you would like to have lunch with and thank them for their contributions to an evolving culture of inclusivity.