Americans have been celebrating National Women’s History Month since March 1987. Each year, the National Women’s History Alliance selects a theme. This year the alliance chose ‘Providing Healing, Promoting Hope’ to honor caregivers and frontline workers for their ongoing effort throughout the pandemic. The theme also recognizes past and future efforts from women of all cultures to provide healing and hope. As we kick of Women’s History Month, here’s 10 inspiring women activists you’ll want to follow.
Barrier-breaking women activists:
Expanding women’s opportunities and breaking established gender biases requires women to support each other. Get inspired this month by clicking here to watch 10 vital TED Talks from women activists who are uplifting other women to reach new potential. You’ll hear from public figures, including Resham Suajani, founder of Girls Who Code, in her speech “Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection.”
You’ll also get inspired by:
- Alyson McGregor – Women’s Health Pioneer
- Leymah Gbowee – Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Activist
- Isabel Allende – Novelist
Did you know?
Women’s History Month began as “Women’s History Week,” and its origin was rooted in the suffragist movement. Planners selected a March celebration to coincide with International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘#BreakTheBias.’
Who’s your role model? Share with us in the comments below.