We’re Celebrating Our Growing Team of Female Employees!
One of our top priorities at CoolSys is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, where anyone with an interest in HVAC-R and the motivation to learn and grow can create a lifelong career. In March, as our country celebrated Women’s History Month, our thoughts turned to our efforts to help female employees — as well as women entering our field of work — thrive in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
We’re proud of our female technicians, managers, business/administrative staff and others who have paved the way for women in the trades. Thank you for the talent, enthusiasm and unique perspective you bring to Team CoolSys! Through various initiatives, such as our current female tech recruiting campaign, we’re supporting the future growth of female employees at CoolSys.
A Legacy of Trailblazers
Our HVAC-R industry owes a debt of gratitude to women who advanced the technology on which today’s modern systems are built — women like inventor Alice Parker, who in 1919 patented a unique design for central heating that used a multiple burner system, air ducts and natural gas instead of the coal or wood that was typically used at the time. We are also indebted to Margaret Ingels, who in 1920 was the first woman in the U.S. to receive the professional degree of mechanical engineer and went on to be a pioneer in the field of air conditioning.
Modern society is built on the accomplishments of Alice Parker, Margaret Ingels and thousands of others throughout all fields of work. We acknowledge the decades of tireless dedication, creative strategy, persistence and determination by these female trailblazers, who often took great risks to make new opportunities available to the women who came after them.
The Origins of Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month in the U.S. has its roots in International Women’s Day, first celebrated on March 8, 1911. (Many countries around the world continue to commemorate this day, which has been sponsored by the United Nations since 1975.) Yet it would be another nearly 70 years before the idea spread broadly in the U.S.
A weeklong focus on the contributions of women that was first held in Santa Rosa, California, in March 1978 gave rise to similar events around the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation marking the week beginning March 8 as Women’s History Week. Congress formalized the observance the following year and, in 1987, expanded it to the current National Women’s History Month.
Visit the National Women’s History Alliance online to learn more about National Women’s History Month, the contributions of women to American society and the 2023 Women’s Month theme, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”