March Is Women's History Month... Valiant Women Refusing To Be Silenced

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March Is National Women's History Month


Designated by Presidential Proclamation and a law passed by Congress, March is set aside to honor and highlight women’s contributions in American history. Women's History Month was first observed as Women's Day in New York in 1909.  President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. In 1987 Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.”


The National Women’s History Alliance selects a yearly theme for Women's History Month. This year's Women’s History Month theme celebrates the women who fought for the Right To Vote in the United States. Since many of the women's suffrage centennial celebrations originally scheduled for 2020 were curtailed, the National Women's History Alliance is extended the 2020 annual theme into 2021 to "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced."





Event To Observe Women's History Month


The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have joined in commemorating and encouraging the study and celebration of the vital role women have played in American history and continue to play. For a complete list of events for Women's History Month 2021, click here.



The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is also celebrating Women's History Month 2021 with a list of wonderful on-line resources about the history of women. The list includes:


The Pioneering Woman: A History Of Allegra Westbrooks

How A Suffrage Parade Attracted So Much Attention

New South For The New Southerner: Women Vote!



Coldwell Banker: A Brand Loved By Women


It's Women's Month each and every month at Coldwell Banker! Coldwell Banker is proud to have been recognized by The Women's Choice Award for the fourth consecutive year, recognizing Coldwell Banker for its exceptional customer recommendation rating. The Women’s Choice Award represents Coldwell Banker’s commitment to empowering women to make the best consumer choices for themselves and their families.


Coldwell Banker Women's Choice Award 2021



The Women’s Choice Award is a significant and meaningful accomplishment in real estate because women are at the heart of most transactions. Women make or influence 91% of home buying decisions and make up two thirds of all real estate agents. Coldwell Banker has incorporated many diversity and inclusion programs committed to the advancement of women leadership efforts, including the CB Women initiative and What Moves Her campaign, dedicated to ensuring women are provided with opportunities for career growth.




This information about Women's History Month is provided  by  Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty, your Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts serving greater Charlotte region home buyers and sellers for 20+ years.


If you're considering selling or purchasing a home in the Greater Charlotte region, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, to exceed your expectations, and to show you how it's Women's Month every month at Coldwell Banker and why:

 "The Right Broker Makes All The Difference."




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Comments (34)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, great time to be a woman in business, and we have many to celebrate! 

Mar 01, 2021 06:56 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I had no idea this was a designated month for women.  I was fortunate to have a father who did not believe that women should make coffee and bring it to their bosses as secretaries.  I saw my mother's feistiness take her to becoming the head research librarian in two iconic corporations.  In commercial real estate, I was one of 3 women at the time.  Every guy I met was respectful...A

Mar 01, 2021 07:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for pointing out that this is Women's History month. I look forward to learning more Nina Hollander 

Mar 01, 2021 08:43 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nina, Nice to promote the attention to this designation. When I first started out in business I did have to get the coffee for my employer, and pick out a gift for his wife's birthday.  That didn't last long and I left for bigger and better oppirtunities!

Mar 01, 2021 08:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... it's a great time for women to be in business because there were women of my age who broke through a bunch of glass ceilings over four decades ago.

Mar 01, 2021 10:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila.. fortunately, when I started in the business world I didn't have positions that "catered" to a male supervisor as an assistant or secretary, so fetching coffee and buying gifts was not something I had to do, but I watched lots of women around me in the corporate world do it.

Mar 01, 2021 10:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... I was "discrimated against" in 1969 when making applications for a PhD program. Georgetown University told one of my professors at George Washington University that I was by far the top candidate for their fellowship, but that they selected a man instead of me because I'd probably just end up getting married and wasting my degree. Back then, it wasn't even illegal to admit this. Times have certainly changed.

Mar 01, 2021 10:28 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker

Thanks for sharing this Nina and helping others have an accurate picture of the history that was never talked or written about.

Mar 01, 2021 08:54 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS hi Paul... for some reason Women's History Month often flies under the radar somewhat. Coldwell Banker is a huge supporter of women both within the organization and of its female clients, so I thought it would be a good idea to remind people.

Mar 01, 2021 10:30 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

you did good 🙂

Mar 01, 2021 07:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- thank you for keeping us informed about this day!  I was very fortunate in my family where my grandmother (Kate) had a strong presence!!!  

Mar 01, 2021 11:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I had a great-grandmother like that, whom I never met as she died before I was born... but the stories about her were legion.

Mar 01, 2021 11:50 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina women are responsible for many of the achievements in not only this country, but in many other parts of the world, and do not get enough recognition for all they have done.

Mar 01, 2021 03:08 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander - Obviously I am going to pick up on the recognition that women pay to Coldwell Banker. (Women's Choice Award) Don't tell anyone (haha) I didn't know this fact.  Thanks for sharing it!

Mar 01, 2021 04:54 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Thanks Nina, an important message especially today. 

Each era and generation faces issues that require the refusal to be silent.

Mar 01, 2021 08:59 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nina.

I'm sure, at least once during this month, I'll be writing about a woman that accomplished great things.  

Mar 02, 2021 12:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto good morning, George... I do believe I agree with you about women not getting enough credit for their contributions.

Mar 02, 2021 04:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® good morning, Sheri... my lips are sealed. I use this as part of my listing presentation in talking about Coldwell Banker, especially for female clients. But I think that somehow CB doesn't promote this enough. So I do it for them when I can. :)

Mar 02, 2021 04:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kris Collis, Associate Broker good morning again, Kris... you are so right... each generation of women have something to offer and the brave ones do refuse to be silent and acquiescent.

Mar 02, 2021 04:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

James Dray good morning, James... I would certainly hope so... maybe you can do a post about a woman every day of this month... as you know, I love it when you write about women.

Mar 02, 2021 04:16 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Nina Hollander, thank you for bringing this important recognition to us. Women have come a long way, we are blessed in this country, there are still so many women who are not allowed to do certain things around the world.

Mar 02, 2021 06:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Beth Atalay good morning to you, Beth... and you're so right... women have come a long way (even since I was growing up)... but there are still too many places in our world where women remain second class if not third class citizens.

Mar 02, 2021 07:44 AM

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