The City of Lancaster is honoring Women’s History Month for the month of March. Women’s history is intertwined with the history of every community. This month we recognize the contributions of women to the history of Lancaster and this country.
While reflecting on Women’s History, it is important to acknowledge the current inequities in our society including the gender wage gap, and the even more extreme race and gender wage gap, disproportionately low business ownership among women, limited women in executive leadership roles in organizations, and exceptionally low numbers of women in elected leadership in Lancaster County at all levels of government. It is up to all of us to challenge these inequities through advocacy and policy and intentionally changing personal and corporate practice.
“As just the second woman to serve as Mayor in the history of Lancaster City, I am acutely aware of the lack of leadership among women in government locally and across our country. It is my hope that more women seek out leadership roles in government, business, and all sectors of life. Each time a parent of a daughter, or a girl or young woman tell me I am a role model, I am reminded how much representation matters.” says Mayor Danene Sorace.
The City of Lancaster encourages all residents to take part in this celebration by reflecting on women who have impacted you and our city, supporting women-led organizations and organizations whose mission is to support women, patronizing women-owned businesses, and pushing our city, state, and country toward a more equitable future for all women and girls.
For information on community celebrations, resources, and more this Women’s History Month, go to CityofLancasterpa.com/Womens-History-Month.