In Celebration of Texas Women
March is Women's History Month! This month and every month, Greg and I are proud to salute the countless amazing women of Texas' past and present, whose courage and ingenuity forge a path for the women of tomorrow.
I love this part of Greg's proclamation recognizing March 2022 as Women's History Month in Texas:
"Texas women claim many firsts—like Mary Austin Holley, who wrote the first English book about Texas in the 1830s. Texas is home to one of the first female cattle drivers, Margaret Borland, and one of the first Black women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan. Miriam “Ma” Ferguson, who governed our state for two terms, was among the first female governors in the nation. Others broke the glass ceiling in business, like Carrie Marcus Neiman, cofounder of Neiman Marcus, and the legendary Mary Kay Ash.
Still others have made their mark more recently through their unique and outstanding talents, like Selena Quintanilla, the Queen of Tejano music, and Simone Biles, America’s most decorated gymnast. Countless other Texas women across the Lone Star State serve as elected and appointed officials, playing an important role in both government and their communities."
I hope you will read the full proclamation here, and I also hope you will join us this month as we recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments of Texas women and their immeasurable impact on our state’s success.