It's official! It's Women's History Month and Dallas Professional Women is here to remind you to show your support.
We are a group of professional women dedicated to helping other women reach their full potential and celebrate their accomplishments! Join us in celebrating the amazing achievements of female pioneers, innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, and more! Let's make this Women's History Month one for the books!
Together we can create a brighter future for all women!
Let's also take this opportunity to recognize and honor the accomplishments of female leaders like Margaret Sanger, who stood up for reproductive rights; Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at a single Olympics; Katherine Johnson, the mathematician who made history with her groundbreaking calculations for NASA; and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Let's also give a shout-out to all of the local unsung heroes who have worked tirelessly to create a better world for women: the activists, advocates, teachers, mentors and more! We appreciate each and every one of you!
So let's get started! #SaveTheDates When is Women's History Month? Wed, Mar 1, 2023 - Fri, Mar 31, 2023
The theme for Women's History Month 2023 is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” This means we put focus on:
When is Women's International Day?
International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. Wikipedia
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
So how do we keep the vibe flowing? How do we take a month of history, celebrations and empowerment and make sure we make a positive impact?
Here are some tips to show your support to women all throughout the year:
Amplify women's voices: Use your social media platforms or other means to highlight and uplift the stories, achievements, and perspectives of women from all walks of life. Share articles, books, and podcasts that showcase the diverse contributions of women throughout history and in our present.
Support women-owned businesses: Invest in businesses owned or run by women. Make a conscious effort to shop at women-owned stores, buy products made by women, and support women-led initiatives.
Donate to women-centered organizations: There are numerous organizations dedicated to advancing the rights and well-being of women. Consider donating your time or money to a women-centered organization, such as a women's shelter or a charity that supports girls' education.
Host or attend events celebrating women: Attend virtual or in-person events that focus on women's issues or showcase women's achievements. Organize your own events, such as a film screening, book club, or panel discussion, that celebrate the accomplishments of women and highlight the ongoing struggle for gender equality.
Educate yourself and others: Read books, watch documentaries, and take online courses to deepen your understanding of women's history, achievements, and challenges. Share what you learn with others and engage in open and respectful conversations about gender equality and the ongoing struggle for women's rights.
Here are some tips to show your support to Women in Construction all throughout the year.
WIC Week™, or Women in Construction Week™, celebrates and promotes the role of women in the construction industry. NAWIC held the first WIC Week in 1998 and it has grown and expanded each year since. Many of our local chapters hold WIC Week events, which can include making presentations to high school classes, job site tours, luncheons and virtual events.
Highlight women's achievements: Share stories and accomplishments of women in construction through social media platforms or other means. Celebrate their success and recognize their contributions to the industry.
Mentorship and networking: Women in construction often face unique challenges. Provide mentorship and networking opportunities to help them advance their careers and connect with other women in the industry.
Promote diversity and inclusion: Advocate for diversity and inclusion in the construction industry. Encourage companies to develop policies and programs that promote diversity and equal opportunities for all workers.
Support women-owned businesses: Invest in women-owned businesses in the construction industry by purchasing their products or services. This will help promote their success and contribute to the growth of the industry as a whole.
Education and training: Encourage and support education and training opportunities for women in construction. This can include scholarships, apprenticeships, and other programs that help women build the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the industry.
Now that you have some clear ideas on how to empower, celebrate and amplify women - we encourage you to make the commitment to continue celebrating, supporting and amplifying women all throughout the year!
Are you a woman looking for a community that brings a culture of inclusion and intentions to celebrate women? Become a member today or come to our next meetup! We are a LeanIn circle too! Visit our Membership Page or Events Page to register!