Women’s History Month begins with focus on ‘ Paving the Path’

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Emanuela Gallo

In addition, a hygiene drive is taking place throughout the month. The committee is partnering with two charities in the local New York City area. 

“The first is Sanctuary for Families, which provides support for domestic abuse survivors, and the second is Smile on Me, a start-up organization that provides hygiene products and mentorship low-income girls in NYC,” Mejia said. 

Organizers discussed what personally motivated them to be a direct part of WHM, in addition to what women’s history and empowerment meant to them. 

“I was working all the time and not seeing my own face in the room … even in business classes, I was not seeing myself well represented to the point where it bothered me,” Abrole said. 

“As soon as I heard about the committee, I knew I wanted to make an impact on this.” 

Attendees shared a similar sentiment. 

“It means to enhance women’s power and allow them to do what they want in life, let them have the jobs they want to do, and to have ambition for the future,” French exchange student Oriane Perchery said. 

The “Women’s History Month Opening Ceremony” was successful in exciting students about the upcoming events that will promote its cause. 

“We want every single woman to feel inspired, empowered and excited … not just for this month but for their entire lives,” Abrole said.