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W.Va. First Lady Marks Women's History Month

Cathy Justice

First Lady Cathy Justice spoke at her first solo event Wednesday since her husband’s election. The First Lady helped recognize International Women’s Day at the Capitol, kicking off Women’s History Month.

West Virginia’s new First Lady Cathy Justice joined lawmakers and advocates to kick off women’s history month. In her speech, Justice recognized a number of West Virginia women who have made a difference in the state – like novelist Pearl S. Buck, actress Jennifer Garner, and basketball player Vicky Bullett.

Justice encouraged the women of West Virginia to be strong, independent, and influential throughout their lives.

 “As females, we must always speak up; speak confidently and do our best to create awareness and opportunities and empowerment for those issues we care most about; for our friends, family, and ourselves, and for the future of the generations to come of West Virginia,” Justice said.

As First Lady, Justice hopes to focus on education, children, and humanitarian work.