We just wrapped up the 1st week of Women’s History Month and I think it is a perfect time to talk about the importance of the month and what it stands for. Women’s History Month is observed in March and is a time to honor women and their important sacrifices and contributions to society, the home, and the workplace both in the past and currently. To truly embrace and understand the value of Women’s History Month, we must approach our celebrations with intersectionality and intention.
The 2023 theme is "Celebrating Women Who Tell Stories," which recognizes "women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, blogs, podcasts, news and social media" according to the National Women's History Alliance website.
So, what can you do to understand Women’s History Month more deeply at home or in the
Add some new podcasts to the queue:
Watch Ted Talks by women leaders to gain fresh, diverse perspectives
Support women-owned businesses
According to the World Economic Forum, women started 49% of all new businesses in the U.S. in 2021, up 28% from just two years prior. It’s fair to say that more women are becoming entrepreneurs than ever before. However, around the globe, men still outnumber women three to one when it comes to business ownership.
Do your part to change policy and fight for women’s health freedoms
If your organization has a business resource group that is focused on women in the. workplace- join it, or support one of their events.
This list is far from comprehensive- but it is a start if you are looking for fresh ideas to celebrate Women’s History Month. The consultants at McGroarty & Co. Consulting are committed to continuously learning and training in the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility spaces.