Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been celebrated in the United States during the month of March since 1987. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week.
The U.S. Congress followed suit the following year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.
The Tufts University Women’s Center is a space open to people of all genders and identities. Their mission is to work towards equality of all people, to claim control over our bodies and lives, to challenge patriarchal power structures, to educate ourselves, and to support and celebrate our achievements. Additionally, the Women’s Center works intentionally to address and end the damaging impacts of an enforced gender binary. Learn more about the Tufts Women’s Center.
In observance of the month, the Tufts Employer Relations team wanted to share resources on ways to incorporate the month into office environments and foster gender equality in the workplace.
- Courage, Authenticity, and Inspiration: Reflections on Women’s History Month | Tufts Now
- 22 Best Women’s History Month Ideas For Work in 2023 (teambuilding.com)
- Meet 30 Inspirational Women This Women’s History Month (forbes.com)
- Women at Work Research (shrm.org)
- Honoring Women’s History Month in tech | ZDNet
- Gender equality in the workplace (guidantglobal.com)
- Viewpoint: HR Must Lead the Way to Gender Pay Equity (shrm.org)
- Women of color in the Workplace Statistics you need to know | Fingerprint For Success
- Celebrate International Women’s Day by Focusing on Workplace Inclusion (shrm.org)
Please feel free to share any other resources with us that you feel would be beneficial for other employers, by sending to Willa Mayo, Recruiting Coordinator at Willa.Mayo@tufts.edu.