Women’s History Month

Published on March 3rd, 2021 by The Enrichmond Foundation

March is Women’s History Month! We couldn’t be more thrilled at the opportunity to honor the many women whose contributions have shaped society as we know it. It goes without saying, but we’ll remind you, anyway: Women are powerful forces. Their bravery, vision, and boldness have pushed us all to strive for a more just world, a world where their voices are heard so that their impact may be felt. Every day, women work tirelessly to not only improve the world around us, but to also uplift future generations. We’ve got many reasons to celebrate their contributions, honor their legacies, and champion future female leaders, and we’re excited to share them with you this month. 

“It goes without saying, but we’ll remind you, anyway: Women are powerful forces.”

This month is especially near and dear to the Enrichmond Foundation, an organization co-founded by a phenomenal woman, Dr. Pat Brown. Her vision helped establish this great foundation, and we honor her legacy by keeping women at the forefront of our efforts. We continue to prioritize supporting and collaborating with women-owned and women-led businesses. From our preservationist work and volunteer efforts to marketing, public relations, operations, and even finance, we’re proud to say that women are the drivers of this ship. Greatness happens when women lead, and that impact is felt within our foundation every single day. 

We’re excited to bring you interviews with incredible women throughout the Richmond region, women who have been inspired by past history-makers and channel that inspiration into making history in their own right. They’re running community centers, launching businesses, and creating initiatives that both educate and motivate us to take action for causes that matter. 

And of course, we’re highlighting women who rest in the historic East End & Evergreen Cemeteries. They hold powerful legacies, and have inspired generations. As we clear land and reconnect families with those interred in the cemeteries, we look forward to sharing their stories with you. 

This is indeed a month-long celebration, and we invite you to join us and even celebrate the women in your own life. We’re commemorating by honoring our past, celebrating the present, and uplifting the future generations of female leaders.