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Governor Hogan Proclaims 2020 “Year of the Woman” in Maryland

At an event held at The Lightbox Studio in Annapolis, Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed 2020 as “The Year of the Woman” in Maryland as the state prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. “Our state’s history has been shaped by extraordinary women leaders, and our administration remains committed to empowering and advocating for women in Maryland,” said Governor Hogan. “I look forward to the many events taking place statewide to commemorate the Year of the Woman.”

In addition to signature Year of the Woman events including the WOW Festival to be held March 7, 2020 at the Columbus Center in Baltimore and the 2020 Women’s Centennial Summit on August 26, 2020 at the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis, OTD will lead a targeted marketing strategy to highlight attractions, events, activities, trails, exhibits, and experiences that honor women throughout the state. “The Maryland Office of Tourism has compiled an impressive list of events and activities to be held around the state as we mark this important anniversary and honor the many contributions that women have made in helping to shape the Maryland we know today,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz.

Pictured: Governor Hogan with Major General Linda Singh and seven of Maryland’s female department secretaries.