BY ELIZABETH BERRY AND YSOLT USIGANUPDATED: MAR 2, 2023
It's 2023, and while many strides have been made for women in the past few decades, there's still a long way to go. Inequality and sexism still exist in the United States (as well as the rest of the world). In a 2017 Pew Research Center survey, four-in-ten women (42%) said they experienced gender discrimination at work. These prevailing inequities (in addition to the strives made by our heroes) are why it’s so important to celebrate Women's History Month in March. It's a great time to read up on Women's History Month facts and historic women, as well as sharing inspiring quotes by and for women. Cheering on those still fighting for and representing women today is equally important, because there’s still plenty of work to be done.
In addition to March being Women’s History Month, International Women's Day is celebrated globally on March 8. Many companies schedule events to celebrate the women at their organizations and their accomplishments. Others will take to social media platforms like LinkedIn, to share how grateful they are for the women who paved the way forward for their success. How will you honor the day? If you need some inspiration, begin with these facts about the evolution of women’s rights and how women's contributions throughout history are remembered and celebrated today.
These facts about women's history are great for kids, teachers, and anyone who wants to learn.