Each year on August 26th we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the day women were granted the right to vote when the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed in 1920. This day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but it also recognizes the ongoing fight toward full economic equality. While we have made gained some ground with WIPP’s efforts to increase federal contracting opportunities for women, we still have a long way to go with issues such as access to capital, equal pay, and ensuring more women are in leadership roles in the corporate and political spheres.
See below for more resources on Women’s Equality Day:
- White House – Presidential Proclamation: Women’s Equality Day, 2015
- National Women’s History Project
- National Women’s History Museum
- Huffington Post
Please don’t forget to recognize this important day by highlighting it via your social media channels. Use the hashtag – #WomensEqualityDay to add your voice to the chorus in recognizing the important role women play in our nation.