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Women’s History Month

National observance honors contributions

Letter carrier Jeannette Lea in 1944
Jeannette Lea collects mail in December 1944. She was the first woman letter carrier in Chicago since World War I. Image: National Postal Museum

Women’s History Month begins Friday, March 1.

The annual observance, which traces its roots to the early 1980s, honors the contributions of women to American history and the shaping of contemporary society.

The USPS workforce includes about 288,000 women, or about 45 percent of employees.

“Throughout the Postal Service’s history, women have made significant achievements in mail processing, delivery, transportation and other areas,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “During Women’s History Month, we honor their achievements and recognize the important contributions that the women of the postal workforce continue to make to our mission.”

The Postal History page and the Women’s History Month site have additional information.

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