Women's History Month

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Most of the streets in Buffalo are named after prominent men. But what’s the story behind the ones named for women? For Women’s History Month, WBFO’s Kyle Mackie consulted an expert who’s been researching Buffalo street names for almost a decade.


Savvy Over 60: WNY Women of Influence

Mar 1, 2019
Eileen Elibol / WNED/WBFO

On this first day of March, WBFO is beginning a celebration of Women's History Month with a feature series  we are calling "Savvy Over 60."

Celebrating women in a fight against discrimination

Mar 26, 2018
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Women's History Month was celebrated in the lobby of Buffalo's City Hall Monday. This year's national theme is ‘Women fighting against all forms of discrimination against women’.   

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A local theater company is celebrating women’s history month. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says O’Connell and Company has created a special ‘Diva by Diva’ performance to mark the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York.

Celebrating women in Buffalo

Mar 30, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

As women's history month comes to a close this week, the city of Buffalo held its annual celebration, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives" at City Hall Monday. 

Women's history explored throughout March

Mar 5, 2015
WBFO News file photo

Women's History Month places the spotlight on those whose contributions may have previously gone unnoticed. Sawrie Becker, commissioner of Office of Public Advocacy with the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, says women's history offers valuable lessons. "Courage is probably the most important thing. To be willing to take a stand when it may not be the popular thing to do."

Photo from Erie County Commission on the Status of Women Website

The entire month of March is devoted to Women's History.  Locally, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women is holding its 5th year of events to celebrate women of the past, present and future.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley sat down the leader of the organization -- commissioner Sawrie Becker to discuss the fight for equal pay and generate awareness to stop human trafficking.

Women's History Month: Buffalo's Sundra Ryce

Mar 20, 2013
Photo provided by SLR Contracting

A Buffalo woman has grown her business into a multimillion dollar company. Sundra Ryce is president and CEO of SLR Contracting on Michigan Avenue.