As an organization, we are committed to the core tenets of sustainability – central amongst them is the fair and equal treatment of all.
Today, on #WomensEqualityDay, we celebrate the strong female voices in history who drove progress and change in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
In the U.S., Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage date of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, in 1920, which granted women the legal right to vote. In 1971, Representative Bella Abzug championed the bill in the U.S. Congress to designate today an official observational day. A leading voice in the women’s rights movement, Bella Abzug was nicknamed “Battling Bella,” and is known as one of the founders of the National Women’s Political Caucus, alongside Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan and Shirley Chisholm.
The Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971, Designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day
WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States;
and WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex;
and WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights;
and WHEREAS, the women of United States are to be commended and supported in their organizations and activities,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that August 26th of each year is designated as Women’s Equality Day, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America were first given the right to vote, and that day in 1970, on which a nationwide demonstration for women’s rights took place.
As a proud female-led company, with a 50% female leadership team, and a diverse workforce across the U.S., we proudly stand alongside the changemakers who have helped us get to where we are today.
But we acknowledge there’s still work to do. While it's important we celebrate the progress made, it's equally as important to recognize how much farther we have to go in driving toward equal economic opportunities, educational equity, and an end to gender-based violence.
To support the ongoing fight for equality, both here in the United States, and around the world, one of the most impactful ways to make change is to identify political, educational and social organizations that are meaningful to you, and donate today.
To start, here are our five organizations that could use our collective support and awareness:
- National Organization For Women
- The International Alliance Of Women
- Planned Parenthood
- Global Fund For Women
- The League Of Women Voters Of The United States
We have made great strides in our fight for equality, but womxn continue to face discrimination, violence, and institutional barriers to equality, participation, and representation. As Gloria Steinem said, "When unique voices are united in a common cause, they make history." See you on the front-lines.