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Honoring Rosie the Riveters: Rathbun Insurance Team Joins the Celebration

At Rathbun Insurance, we pride ourselves not only on our commitment to providing exceptional insurance services but also on our dedication to our community and the acknowledgment of significant historical events. It is with great pleasure and pride that we share the participation of two of our staff members, Heather Cooper-Kim, Producer, and Laura Stoken, Chief Operating Officer, in the 2024 Rosie the Riveter Day celebration held at the State Capitol in Lansing on March 21. It was an honor to hear from many speakers including Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Mayor Andy Shor, and many other stories of Rosie's. What an amazing, inspiring event!

The Rosie the Riveter Day celebration holds profound significance as it commemorates the invaluable contributions of past, present, and future Rosie's. For those unfamiliar, Rosie the Riveter stands as an allegorical cultural icon in the United States, symbolizing the women who played pivotal roles in factories and shipyards during World War II. These remarkable women stepped into roles traditionally held by men, producing munitions and war supplies while the male workforce served in the military.

The iconic "We Can Do It!" poster featuring Rosie the Riveter has become synonymous with the economic empowerment of women. Rosie the Riveter's influence

transcended national boundaries, with similar images of women war workers appearing in countries such as Britain and Australia. Her legacy continues to inspire generations, serving as a testament to the strength, resilience, and capability of women in times of adversity.

The participation of Heather Cooper-Kim and Laura Stoken in the Rosie the Riveter Day celebration underscores Rathbun Insurance's commitment to recognizing and honoring the contributions of women throughout history. We take immense pride in commemorating such significant events that highlight the importance of gender equality, empowerment, and collective resilience.

As we reflect on the courage and determination of Rosie the Riveters past and present, let us also recommit ourselves to fostering an inclusive society where every individual is recognized, valued, and empowered to pursue their dreams and aspirations.  At Rathbun Insurance, we stand alongside our community in celebrating the legacy of Rosie the Riveter and the indomitable spirit of women everywhere. Together, we honor their contributions and pave the way for a brighter, more equitable future for all.