Women’s History Month originated in 1978 to increase the inclusion of women’s stories in California’s K-12 curriculum and in the general public consciousness. Up until the late seventies, the concept of women’s history was “virtually unknown” according to The National Women’s History Alliance.

The official theme of this year, “Providing Healing and Promoting Hope,” reminds us of the importance of healers and caregivers who are helping to promote and sustain hope for the future. The NWHA encourages communities to honor local women who bring these priceless gifts to their families, workplaces, and neighborhoods, sometimes at great sacrifice.

At JVS SoCal, we honored two women for #WHM2022:

Roz L. Zukerman, a family law professional whose inspiring story and support for women’s causes made her the recipient of the JVS SoCal Women’s Leadership Network Empowerment Award.

Hanna Tverdokhlib, a Ukrainian immigrant who is using the skills she learned during her time in our programs to help Ukrainian women in need of support during their pregnancy.

Our staff at JVS SoCal also enjoyed programming aimed at improving the diversity, equity, and inclusion of women.

The DEI Committee organized two 60-minute sessions with Executive Coach Asia Bribiesca-Hedin. The workshop, How To Become The CEO Of Your Career, left participants empowered and ready to apply the actionable insights and strategies to elevate their career and leadership. A recording of this workshop is available at JVS Connect. To learn more about JVS SoCal’s DEI initiatives please contact Suzanne Watson at .