Looking Ahead: More than 40 years ago, after a California school district’s commemoration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society, President Carter proclaimed the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week.  Seven years later, Congress designated March as Women’s History Month. Countless women have contributed to the economic, political, and social achievements of women including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman. This year’s theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” Take time this month to pause and recognize the important role women have played in shaping our world today.