Women In Business Celebrates Women's History

Posted By: Kathryn Freemon The 706,

Women's History Month is an annual observance to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The Chamber's Women In Business Committee wanted to celebrate the women who shaped Augusta's history during their March luncheon and put together a fabulous program on Tuesday, March 19th at First Baptist Church. With help from Destination Augusta, Augusta Museum of History, Augusta University, The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, notable Augustan females were brought to life in front of a sold out crowd of over 200 guests. 

Guests were able to hear firsthand from Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, portrayed by Stephanie Herzburg, about "Bringing Up a President." Mary, a cotton mill worker portrayed by Kelli Spearman, shared with guests her experience as a woman working at Enterprise Mill in the late 1800's and even tried recuiting several guests to join the workforce at the mill. Corey Rogers, Executive Director of The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, gave a presentation on two women, Lucy Craft Laney and Margaret Louise, who impacted Augusta's history as a whole and finally guest heard "Voices of the Past: The Other Tubmans" from Dr. Jean Embry with the Augusta Museum of History.

To experience more, please visit Augusta & Co. to see more of the wonderful women who came to the March Women In Business luncheon to share their stories.