Orthofix Recognizes Women’s History Month

Every March, we recognize Women’s History Month and celebrate the contributions women have made in the past and continue to make every day. 

The origins of Women’s History Month go all the way back to 1978 in Santa Rosa, California. Molly Murphy McGregor, a local teacher, led a “Women’s History Week” celebration during the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The weeklong celebration highlighted women’s contributions to American history, culture and society through presentations at dozens of schools throughout Sonoma County, California.

The following year, communities across the country organized their own women’s history celebrations and historians and women’s activist groups began working together to lobby for a National Women’s History Week. Their efforts proved successful when, in February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 2–8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress passed a law officially proclaiming March as “Women’s History Month.”

At Orthofix and SeaSpine, we support the women on our teams and all their incredible accomplishments. Let’s show our appreciation for the leadership, courage and strength each one of these women possess.