International Women’s Day - Honoring Extraordinary Leaders
March 8, 2018
Today we celebrate International Women’s Day as we honor the extraordinary women throughout history who have contributed to the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Through these dedicated efforts our world is a better place for all of us to live.
There is no better example of these extraordinary women leaders than the Women Founders of our Union. These brave Women selflessly risked their livelihood and worked tirelessly to establish the foundation of what is now today's AFA. Standing together against discrimination of all kinds age, race, weight, marital status, having children, and sexual orientation, these women worked to advance our individual and collective rights and have given us a recognizable voice in our workplace. And these women succeeded and have set powerful examples of what can be accomplished through their contributions to our profession and our world community.
Our Union and its democratic structure has succeeded as the result of hard fought struggles. All of us today owe a debt of gratitude not only to the woman founders of our Union but to the dedicated women who continue to ensure we have a voice in determining our collective future.
Today we proudly honor these women leaders of our Union and all women that have accepted the challenge of standing together for the values on which our Union was founded. We are all better for their contributions and grateful for their dedication.