Editor's note: The above video is from an interview conducted on March 10, 2019.

March 8 is International Women's Day — a day to celebrate women's achievements and raise awareness of women's equality.

Every day, we have the opportunity to speak with inspiring women who are making strides for female equality in the community. Here are just a few of those stories.

New U.S. Marshal based in Sacramento makes history

Lasha Boyden was sworn in on Feb. 11, 2020, and she says she knew at a young age she wanted to go into law enforcement.

Burger Patch is leading the charge for gender equality within the restaurant industry

Burger Patch owners Danea and Phil Horn launched an initiative to bring awareness to gender inequality among back-of-house and management staff in restaurants.

Burger Patch continues to support women in the community by donating part of their sales to the Wellspring Women's Center in February and March.

Meet the woman donating hundreds of purses to Camp Fire survivors

A Granite Bay woman started donating thousands of purses to those in need in 2015. ABC10 interviewed Julie about her efforts to collect purses for Camp Fire survivors back in October 2019.

According to their Facebook page, Julie's Purse Project continues to thrive. They most recently received a donation of over 200 purses for the non-profit organization MaryHouse.

Auburn Fire promotes first female fire apparatus engineer

In September 2019, the Auburn Fire Department promoted Shelby Davis to the driver's seat as a fire apparatus engineer. She's the first female to drive the engine in the city of Auburn. 

These four women are kicking down the door of the cannabis industry

In March 2019, Abc10 spoke with some of the top women working in the cannabis world in Northern California, and how they're breaking the glass ceiling into what is usually thought of as "the boys club".

For the first time in 91 years, an African American woman will be deputy commissioner of CHP

Recently, the California Highway Patrol made history by naming Amanda L. Ray the department's first female African American deputy commissioner. Click here for the full story.



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