March is National Women’s History Month and it’s the perfect time to take a few moments to think about the many women who have done amazing things. National Women’s Month Celebration serves as a tribute, a platform, and a call to action that highlights the extraordinary roles of ordinary woman in the society as pioneers and forerunners of change. Here are some ways to celebrate and show some appreciation for the woman in our lives.
1. Explore the history of women’s rights.
The theme of Women’s History Month 2022 is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history. If you don’t know the history of women’s rights, now’s a perfect time to learn!
2. Be aware of issues women still face today.
Although women have made progress, there are still areas where women face obstacles because of their gender. For example, women still earn less on average than men, carry the majority of household and childcare responsibilities, face workplace stigmas and double standards, and are under-represented in leadership, STEM careers, and politics.
3. Post on social media to spread awareness of Women’s History Month.
An easy way to celebrate is to share articles, infographics, inspiring quotes, videos, and other women-centric content on your social media.
4. Write a thank you note to a woman that inspires you.
A few simple words to acknowledge how another woman has inspired you can mean a lot. Maybe they’re a role model, or a friend who helped you through a tough time. Maybe you just admire certain qualities about them and don’t say so enough. A show of gratitude is a meaningful gesture.