More than 65 years after women gained the right to vote in the U.S., Congress finally designated March as Women’s History Month. As President Jimmy Carter put it, “Men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.”
More than thirty years after the first Women’s History Month, much work remains to be done to achieve gender equality. Since change begins with small actions, we’ve assembled ten easy things you can do to celebrate women this month.
- Learn more about the history of the Equal Rights Amendment. 37 states have voted to ratify the ERA, but it needs 38 to pass.
- Watch a TED talk about an inspiring woman and share something you learned with a friend, family member or coworker.
- Visit your library or local bookstore and read a book about an influential woman.
- Start a Women’s Employee Resource Group at your company.
- Subscribe to one of these fantastic feminist podcasts.
- Share a quote by a famous woman on your social media channels.
- Run for office or encourage a woman to run for office. She Should Run has established a goal of seeing 250,000 women run for office by 2030. #250kby2030
- Buy some Girl Scout cookies and support the biggest small business training program for girls.
- Donate women’s business clothing that no longer sparks joy to Dress for Success, an organization which empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire to help women thrive in work and in life.
- Watch an inspirational documentary about women.
Celebrate Women’s History Month by sharing the stories of remarkable women who have influenced and inspired you. Take time this month to post about women on social media, share women’s stories with coworkers, and talk about great women with your friends and family—and ensure that women’s impact on history and society is valued and commemorated. #WomensHistoryMonth