Today is International Women’s Day and also A Day Without a Woman, and here in Rockbridge County, it’s been an impressive week for women.

First, there was the amazing Women’s Rights Rally on Friday, March 3. If you weren’t able to be there, you can read Ellen Mayock’s Gender Shrapnel blog post about the event , read the article by the Staunton News-Leader or you can watch and read about the rally on WDBJ’s website:

As part of A Day Without a Woman, 50 Ways-Rockbridge members are teaming up with Project Horizon to help out at Lisa’s House. If you’re not able to attend, please consider donating here: 

Finally, we urge you to support these Lexington and Rockbridge County businesses that are owned or co-owned by women:

Artists in Cahoots
Baby’s First
Bistro on Main
Blue Phoenix Cafe
Blue Ridge Essentials
Blue Sky Cafe
Books & Co, Toys Too
Cabell Gallery
Celtic Tides
Cheese To You
Cobblestone Shoe & Leather
Cocoa Mill
Design by Donelle
Earth, Fire & Spirit Pottery
Full Circle Catering
Gladiola Girls
Healing Therapies
Heidi Schweizer Architect
Hess & Co Jewelers
J. F. Brown Real Estate
James River Realty
Ladies’ Habit
Ladles & Linens
Lexington Carriage Co
Lexington Coffee Roasters
Lexington Connection
Lexington Pet Place
Mountain Mama Catering
Nelson Gallery
New Opticians Boutique
Old Lex Mercantile
Red Hen
Rockbridge Music
Rockbridge Pharmacy
Salon DC
Sheer Timing
Soothing Herbals
Stitchin’ Post
Sunday’s Child
Sweet Things Ice Cream
University Cleaners
University Florist
Victorian Parlour
Virginia Born & Bred
Walkabout Outfitter
Welsh Construction
Within Reflexology
Wolf & Co
Yesterday Once More