Andy’s Letter: Women’s Month

There is an official Women’s History Month. Did you know that? Yep, it is coming up in March and it is a big deal. In the United States it can trace it beginnings back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. Now it is celebrated in March in the USA, United Kingdom, and Australia. It is still relatively new. In February 1980 President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8, 1980 as Women’s History Week. He was the first to give it a national spotlight. In 1987 the entire month of March was declared National Women’s History Month and the celebration has grown in size and influence ever since.

The original purpose was to highlight the achievements and impact of women in history. Even as late as the early 80’s no more than 3% of history texts were devoted to women. Clearly women’s roles in history were greater than their representation in our history books.

Each year a theme is chosen and for 2016 it is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” There are women right here in Van Wert and throughout Ohio that work in public service and government who are making our lives better and easier right now. Of course, tomorrow’s history is being acted out today. Perhaps something that one of you do today or something that a woman whom we know does today will be recorded in the history of tomorrow.

On a broader level this is an opportunity for us to honor women in our own lives as they are making history that will probably never be in a textbook. There are many women who make significant contributions here at StateWide Ford Lincoln and the StateWide companies. Here is a list of them and their titles or areas of responsibility.

Cindy Grubaugh Office Manager
Jill Wood Internet Manager
Tracy Bishop Manager Easy Auto Credit
Denise Davis Service Advisor
Amelia Wiseman Collision Estimator
Natasha Moon Fleet Sales
Patty Kinzie Payables
Tina Waltmire Inventory Clerk
Kayla Allen Quick Lane Service Advisor
Kendra Kauser Fleet Office Manager
Cassie Martinez Detail
Tabbetha Dixon Detail Superior Collision
Makenzie Bowen Fleet Office
Alyssa Bown Fleet Shop
Tina Eley Easy Auto Credit

Women make up 50.4% of the U.S. population. Of the 123 million women age 16 years and over in the U.S., 72 million, or 58.6 percent, were labor force participants, which means working or looking for work. Women comprise 47 percent of the total U.S. labor force. Additionally, women are projected to account for 51 percent of the increase in total labor force growth between 2008 and 2018. Women in the labor pool are quite an important group. Are you making use of one of our county’s greatest resources?

The employees listed above are integral members of the StateWide team and provide many important functions. No doubt our customers have many interactions with them and are quite aware of how these women make the entire StateWide experience smoother and better for our customers. Our team could not exist without these incredibly talented women in positions of authority and making major contributions to our businesses.

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