Women's History Month SHEroes

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Township of Union is proud to recognize ‘SHEroes’ within the community: women who exemplify grace, who stand up for what is right, and who are trailblazers in their own, remarkable way. Each honoree is to be featured in a highlight video that will premiere weekly where they will have the opportunity to talk about their passions, what inspires them, and their contributions to the community.

The Township will recognize the following honorees:

  • Community SheRo: Marie Krueger-Canarelli
  • SheRo in Training: Faith Cardillo
  • SheRo Advocate: Priscilla Garces
  • Community SheRo: Barbara LaMort
  • SheRo in Business: Jowell Domingo

The History of Women's History Month

Congress first declared March as Women’s History month in 1987. Since then, every year there’s a Presidential Proclamation to announce the month and to honor women who have made a notable impact in history.

According to the National Women’s History Alliance, “In February 1980, President Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. In the same year, Representative Barbara Mikulski, who at the time was in the House of Representatives, and Senator Orrin Hatch co-sponsored a Congressional Resolution for National Women’s History Week 1981. This co-sponsorship demonstrated the wide-ranging political support for recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the achievements of American women.