March marks Women's History Month, and California Trout is proud to honor this important occasion by celebrating the vital role that women play in our world and the significant advances they've made in society. Women’s History Month was declared as such by Congress in 1987. The event was a result from the lack of public and curricular information and education on the topic of women’s history in the United States.
The contributions of women are far reaching- more than we can fit on this page. From voting rights to land stewarding to climate justice, women have fought for the equality and betterment of our communities for centuries. However, while women have always been involved in realizing major change in our country, their contributions are often overlooked.
In STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields specifically, women face many barriers. Women make up nearly half of the workforce, and yet as of the 2021 Census data, they accounted for a mere 27% of STEM occupations– a woeful underrepresentation.
Within our own organization, we are continually encouraged by the women and nonbinary folks of CalTrout who are creating real, lasting change. They are leading, discovering, exploring, lobbying, advocating, healing, nurturing, building relationships, and making their own mark on history each day they step into the office or the field.
With Women’s History Month coming to an end, we are going to keep the focus on women by sharing with you the stories of the amazing women that work at CalTrout. We often highlight the projects and work going on within our organization, and we would like to introduce you to the many remarkable women, working behind the scenes, to accomplish this work on behalf of California Trout.
We are excited to unveil our new series to share with you stories from the Women of CalTrout. This series was created by our own Kara Glenwright, Communications Associate. Join her as she dives deep into conversations with women on both our Conservation staff and Policy/Legal team.