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Happy Women’s History Month, FF girls! During March, the United States celebrates Women’s History Month in recognition of the achievements of women everywhere. But how did this month-long holiday start? Let’s take it back about 100 years…
Women’s History Month has its roots in the first International Women’s Day, which took place in 1911, and now happens every year on March 8th. Decades later, in 1978, Sonoma, California’s school district held Women’s History Week, indicating a growing interest in the prolonged celebration of women in the United States. Just a few years later in 1980, President Carter declared the week of March 8th to be National Women’s History Week, and stated:
“…Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.”
Well said, Carter!
The President’s declaration was a definitive step in the right direction. Finally after petitioning by the National Women’s History Project, the month of March in 1987 was designated Women’s History Month. Since then, U.S. presidents have issued annual proclamations declaring it so. And 2018 marks its 30th anniversary.
Today women are still fighting for gender equality and we do not take this history lightly. As a female-led organization, Finding Ferdinand is committed to the recognition and celebration of women’s contributions to society big and small.
Here are three ways we’re celebrating:
1. GO RED LIP STICK
In support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, we’re donating 30% of the proceeds of our specially-created Go Red Lip Stick.
Go Red for Women is an initiative that promotes awareness of women’s heart disease and encourages action to help save the lives of countless women. Learn more here: www.goredforwomen.org.
2. MISSES OF MIDTOWN
At the end of the month, Finding Ferdinand will be participating in Misses of Midtown, a fantastic community event for women in heavily male-populated WeWork locations. This event will bring women together for networking, socializing, and empowerment in the workplace.
If you belong to a WeWork in Midtown NYC, stay tuned for details in your Community Update emails.
3. FEMINIST AF
Also this month, FF Society Members will be able to redeem a code for a free Feminist AF iron-on patch courtesy of our friends at the Effie’s Paper! (Visit your FF Society dashboard for details - Coming Soon!)
Check out our Interview with Founder Kalyn Chandler Johnson here on the Color Guide.
We can’t wait to celebrate Women’s History Month with you. How will you be celebrating? Let us know in the comments.