This year’s theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. They have demonstrated their character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, women religious, and CEOs. Their lives and their work inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women’s experience.
These role models along with countless others demonstrate the importance of writing women back into history.
Last week members of the WEST staff were busy working across the Richmond region focusing on education. Justin House facilitated a Parent Engagement workshop at Newbridge Learning Center in Henrico County on Tuesday. Parents were encouraged to support their children in an effort to ensure their child’s health, education and overall well-being. He interacted with parents and teachers of elementary students to promote active participation from families, teachers and communities to encourage each child to discover their potential and beyond. The Skills4Life program offers great interactive learning tips to stay in tune with youth of an evolving technological era. His real world scenarios allowed parents to see parenting from the children’s perspective.
On Wednesday Meaghan West participated on a Career Panel of five Thomas Jefferson High School graduates talking to current students about the importance of building a strong foundation in school and how it inherently shapes your future. Meaghan’s optimistic approach inspired students to use the tools learned in high school and apply them to their current goals while looking towards future careers. She bridged the gap between her four years at Thomas Jefferson and her post-graduate development at William & Mary University.
On Friday WEST associates, Austin Mills, Justin House and Meaghan West participated in National Reading Day by reading Dr. Seuss books to Woodville Elementary School students. Woodville’s halls were filled with many of Virginia’s community leaders volunteering, including Governor Terry McAuliffe.
The week ended with several WEST associates attending the Metropolitan Business League Awards Banquet. Governor Terry McAuliffe was the featured speaker at the event and Meaghan West was fortunate enough to get her picture taken with the Governor!
Participate in M. H. West & Co., Inc.’s Inaugural Black History Month Challenge to help celebrate Black History Month! We have designed several cards with images of distinguished African-Americans.
We have also posted these cards on our Facebook Page.
View the cards and then either message us via Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your answers. When submitting your answers: please note whether they are for the men’s or women’s card, the year on the card and corresponding number to the person you are identifying.
For Example: Women’s Card, 2013, #3 Person’s Name
Everybody who sends us their answers will be entered into a drawing for a free M2Arm print, signed by the artist, Marilyn West.
The answers and the winner of the drawing will be announced on both our website and Facebook Page on Monday, March 3rd.
M. H. West & Co., Inc. has been a proud participant in Richmond Public Schools’ Job Shadowing Day for several years. This year the event will take place on February 27th. Below are Job Shadowing form available for download.
We hope you will join us!
Management & Education Services
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M. H. West & Co., Inc. holds certifications as an 8(a) firm, womanowned & disadvantaged business enterprise as well as memberships in numerous trade & professional associations.