MARCH HAS ARRIVED. That means it’s time to celebrate women!

Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on the contributions women have made to our nation over time. And Bold Women’s Day, observed on the first Sunday in March, commemorates Lutheran women who have acted or are acting boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ through prayer, service, advocacy, hospitality and other ways.

“Whether we live out our bold story of faith in the workplace, family home or community, our faith compels us to make a difference in the lives of others,” says Linda Post Bushkofsky, executive director of Women of the ELCA. “It’s all about living out our baptismal call, about being a disciple of Christ.”


Access Bold Women’s Day materials and activities. Resources include tips on planning your own Bold Women’s Day observance, a new for 2024 Bold Women’s Day litany, ideas on how to celebrate Bold Women’s Day on your own and much more.

Learn about the bold life of Katherine von Bora, wife of Martin Luther.

Help raise up bold women of faith for generations to come by making a gift to Katie’s Fund.

Host a tea or dinner in your home, inviting the bold women in your life to attend. Celebrate each other, use the new Bold Women’s Day litany, share your stories and join together in making a gift to Katie’s Fund.

Explore the lives of Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Jane Addams, Rosa Parks and countless other women who have had vital roles in American history. Learn more.

Read a book about women or written by a woman. You might consider exploring books that spotlight women’s leadership in the New Testament, such as Women Remembered: Jesus’ Female Disciples by Joan Taylor and Helen Bond (2023 Hodder Faith) or Finding Phoebe by Susan E. Hylen (2023 Eerdmans). Or enjoy a book written by Native authors, such as The Road Back to Sweetgrass by Linda LeGarde Grove (2016 University of Minnesota Press) or Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford (2021 Grove Press).

Thank women who have made an impact on your life, including family members, co-workers, neighbors and members of your congregation.

Pray for a different woman you know or have heard about each day this month (or year!).

Support female business owners in your community and beyond.

Volunteer for educational, social service and other organizations that support women and girls.