From Susan B. Anthony to Coretta Scott King, there are thousands of women who have and will continue to make Massachusetts proud.
To honor women of achievement with ties to Massachusetts, Senate President Karen Spilka has set up a State House exhibit displaying their faces and notable achievements.
One of the women featured in Senator Spilka’s office is former Westfield mayor Alice Burke: the first woman to be elected mayor of a Massachusetts city.
Senate President Spilka, who is no stranger to overcoming gender bias, said she’s inspired by the many women who have come before her.
“It’s time, it’s overdue that the State House recognizes the historical significance and the role women have played,” Senate President Spilka said.
Senate President Spilka talked about her decision to reserve a space in the Senate Chamber for a bust of a notable woman in American History.
With women making up more than half the country’s population, it’s only right that they have fair representation in both state and federal governments.
Women’s History Month ends on March 30, but Senate President Spilka said she intends to leave the exhibit up beyond that date.