March is Women's History Month
March is Women’s History Month and not only does History.com and The History Channel celebrate it (Women’s History Month 2021 – HISTORY), but the month is celebrated internationally. The month has been celebrated since 1987 in collaboration with International Women’s Day which falls on March 8. Celebrating women is something we do at Point Taken year-round, but thought this month was especially a good time to encourage ways to celebrate the history of women.
Study women who had great ideas, made history and invented things still used today. You may naturally gravitate towards studying women who have something in common with you, which is great, but try to keep an open mind and study some women who come from different backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles than you. Studying women you have something in common with, say career field, can definitely leave you feeling inspired and motivated. Looking into the history of women from, say somewhere on the opposite side of the world as you, or with a different upbringing, can help you better understand the importance of diversity. There are several ways to study the history of different women who made an impact. Read a good book, watch a documentary or even do a quick Google search.
Wiki How reminds of the importance of studying the important roles women play in society. From inventing things to raising families, women have always had an important role in making the world the way it is today. Apartment Therapy says learning more about the history of women during the month of March can lead to being more aware and appreciative of women’s accomplishments year round.
Some other ways to celebrate this month:
- Familiarize yourself with current issues women still deal with. From overall lower pay to workplace discrimination, the more awareness that can be raised on the issues, the quicker society can put an end to them.
- Donate to charities that help women’s causes, like our client WCJ.
- Explore new music by female artists.
- Watch TV shows and movies produced and directed by women.
Across the United States, we are fortunate to have many types of resource centers for women. From women’s health care and shelters for homeless or abused women to organizations that help women find employment, there are many opportunities for women to find support.
Point Taken is a woman-owned business, and works closely with many other women-owned and run businesses. If you are looking for guidance on women run companies to support, or if you are a female business owner looking to spread more awareness about your business, Point Taken is here to help.