March is National Women’s History Month, which recognizes women’s accomplishments throughout history. This is a time to look critically at equality and opportunities for women, and to educate people on women’s history…much of which was overlooked for many years. We celebrate women in March, and throughout the year. Take some time to teach new generations the importance of women. We have come a long way, but there is still much work to be done.
National Women’s History Facts:
5 Things You Can Do:
During the month of March, people around the world celebrate the contributions women have made to society. Here are a few ways you can celebrate the importance of women:
Susan B. Anthony
1820 – 1906
Susan B. Anthony co-founded the
American Equal Rights Association
and the National Woman Suffrage
Association to fight for women’s
right to vote.
1927 – 2003
In 1956, Gibson was the first AfricanAmerican to win a Grand Slam title.
The following year she won both
Wimbledon and US Nationals.
1820 – 1913
Harriet Tubman was enslaved,
escaped, and helped others gain
their freedom on the Underground
1925 – 2013
Thatcher was the first female
British Prime Minister. Nicknamed
the “Iron Lady” because of her
uncompromising politics and
1867 – 1934
In 1903 Marie Curie was awarded a Nobel Prize in physics, and in 1911 became the first woman to win a second Nobel Prize
1937 – Present
Albright was the first female U.S.
Secretary of State. She paved the
way for many women including
Condoleezza Rice, the first AfricanAmerican Secretary of State.
Committee member Hayley Phillips’ guide on what to read, watch and shop for during National Women’s History Month.
The Little Market
This aesthetically pleasing store helps underserved communities by
purchasing handmade goods from artisans around the world. Click
here for more info.
The Honest Company
The Honest Company sells safe and trusted products that are simple
and efficient. It has donated over 20.6 million products through its
Honest to Goodness program since 2012. Click here for more info.
The Age of Light – Whitney Scharer
This historical piece documents the life of a vogue model turned
photographer in the 1930s. Follow her story from a love affair with a
surrealist artist to becoming one of the first female war correspondents
The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett
This novel follows identical twin girls growing up in a small Black
community. The book dives into both sisters’ pasts, and explores how
their decisions, desires and expectations influenced the way their
lives unfolded, as well as their children’s lives.
Purchase your books from women-owned online
When a pilot crashes and shares news of a world at war, an Amazonian
warrior leaves home to fight, discovering her true destiny in the
Wild follows a young woman as she sets out on a one-thousand mile
hike as a way to address past life traumas.