Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and present day life. Congress officially passed a resolution in 1987 making the month of March National Women’s History Month. The purpose of this celebration is to increase awareness and knowledge of women’s history and to remember the extraordinary contributions and achievements of American women and women around the world.
This year, we are highlighting Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations as well as the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations on January 20, 2021. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 23, 2021, was sworn in on February 24, 2021 by the Vice President of the United States of America and continues to serve in this position.
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat, returned to public service after retiring from a 35-year career with the U.S. Foreign Service in 2017. From 2013 to 2017 she served as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, where she led the bureau focused on the development and management of U.S. policy toward sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this appointment, she served as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources (2012-2013), leading a team in charge of the State Department’s 70,000-strong workforce.