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Women’s History Month with Cora Myers

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From March 1st to the 31st, Women’s History Month is used to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments women have had towards society, culture, history, and more. Since 1999, MC²’s workforce has experienced its fair share of exemplary female figures that have excelled and played a significant role throughout every department from Creative and Marketing to Sales and Operations.

To celebrate the women of MC², we’ve compiled a series of employee spotlights recognizing some of our female voices that influence our industry’s landscape on a daily basis.

Kicking off today’s spotlight is Cora Myers, City Manager out of our Las Vegas office.

 

Q: Let’s start off with the basics – what is your name and title?
Cora: My name is Cora Myers and I’m the Las Vegas City Manager with MC².

Q: Name one woman you look up to and why.
Cora: A strong female that I’ve always looked up to would be my aunt. Growing up I got to see her build her career in a very male dominate industry and that was always inspiring. Seeing her work helped me become the female leader that I am today.

Q: What’s the best part of being a woman?
Cora: The part I like the most about being a woman is how greatly underestimated we can be.

Q: What does gender equality mean to you?
Cora: Gender equality to me is the freedom to be yourself with equal opportunities regardless of gender.

Q: What has history taught us about women?
Cora: History has taught us that women are fierce and have great resilience and fortitude.  

Q: What’s something that female youth do today that you cheer on?
Cora: I’d like to change this question around from what they do that I cheer on to what advice I would give to them.  I would want them to follow their dreams and inspirations, but never forget the power of who you are and the strength in continuing to be heard.

Q: What’s the best way to celebrate women all year long?
Cora: The best way to celebrate women all year long is to celebrate and cheer on each other in accomplishments no matter what walk of life they’re from. We need to keep bringing each other up while ensuring to always smile. Too often do we underestimate the power of a smile or a simple compliment which has the potential to change someone’s day.

Q: If you could grant all womanhood one superpower, what would it be?
Cora: We need to be able to clone ourselves, point blank! (laughs)

About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.

Want to learn more?

To learn more about Women’s History Month and what you could do, visit https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

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