Wrapping up Women's History Month, we have reflected on the female analyst, scientist, researcher, filmmaker, leader, author, and so many more innovative roles that women have taken to call their own... These women didn’t just make history, they paved the way for the future. How can we use the tools these women have provided us? How do we continue to celebrate women all year long? We have some ideas:
1. Educate ourselves
Going forward from Women’s History Month, we have to continue to educate ourselves on the women who have paved the way... No matter what industry you are in, there were so many women who fought for your place to be there. A great place to start is to read up on the history of women’s rights and how they have evolved. You can see a full timeline here: https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/womens-history-us-timeline
2. Get involved with your local women's group
We all need our gal pals, that's what makes us stronger! When we come together, we can accomplish anything. There are so many women in your local area you can connect with and build a community. Many will have the same interests as you. Meetup.com has a locator to show you where there is a women’s group nearby: https://www.meetup.com/topics/womens-empowerment/
3. Support women-owned businesses
From the beginning of time, women have been creating and producing things we need for our everyday lives. The best thing you can do is support women-owned businesses. You can find a women-owned business for all your needs at:https://www.womenownedlogo.com/buy-women-owned-directory
4. Mentor the next generation of women
The most important thing we can do as women is open the door for the women and girls after us. When we leave this world, we want to make sure the next generation keeps building on all the hard work that has been done before. The next generation of girls needs guidance and that is why it’s key for us to be there. Your input is valuable. You can join a mentoring program to help mentor young girls in your local community, or throughout the world. Some great programs include:
5. Keep being the best woman you can be
Women face a lot of adversity, and you are stronger than you think. But, every step is a milestone to becoming a better woman. Keep going forward and keep building upward, for the future is full of women like you.
The most important lesson we can learn from Women’s History Month is how we can support and respect all women. From the scientist to the filmmaker, we are all paving a way in this world. We are here to show the next female generation how much their part matters, and how it will continue to make history. Let us continue to honor the past so we can make a better future.
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