Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8) and an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and girls while also recognizing the continuing challenges women and girls encounter. For Women's History Month 2021, AWF hosted a series of webinars and guest blog contributors around the theme "Choose to Challenge."

Choose to Challenge: Rebuilding Women After COVID-19

To conclude our Women's History Month programming, AWF hosted a conversation with a panel of AWF grantee partners to discuss the impact of the pandemic on their organizations and the women and girls they serve as well as how to move forward to help rebuild. The conversation was moderated by Julie Finn, Executive Coach, Speaker, and Women’s Leadership Expert and AWF Inspire Atlanta alumna.

Choose to Challenge: A Conversation on Overcoming Barriers

Watch the recording of our virtual conversation with Former First Lady of Atlanta and NPR personality Valerie Jackson and her daughter Alexandra Jackson, an international singer, musician, music instructor and self-esteem advocate. Valerie and Alexandra discussed their personal challenges, the barriers women face today, and how important it is for women to come together to help one another. Valerie and Alexandra spoke with WABE 90.1’s Rose Scott.

AWF Voices: Ann Cramer

The Courage to Sit at the Head of the Table – AND yet…

Choosing to challenge any barrier a person faces takes courage. Taking the first step can be the most courageous one of all. AWF Board alumna Ann W. Cramer shares how she found the courage to find her seat at the table as the only woman on a public board and how having the courage to say “yes” to an opportunity to lead was only the first step.

Ann Cramer

AWF Voices: Amal Yusuf


Continuing with our Women’s History Month theme “Choose to Challenge,” we’re hearing from AWF Inspire alumna Amal Yusuf, who is the project manager for the Employee Relations Center of Expertise at Delta Air Lines. Amal’s story is personal, harrowing, and inspiring, and demonstrates the strength women have, especially when they unite and support one another.

Amal Yusuf