March 2020 marks the 30th year of celebrating National Women’s Month, and the journey of women collectively is always top of mind with us.
Plus – today is Equal Pay Day! On average, women earn an estimated $.80 to a man’s dollar. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how many days into the next year a woman works beyond December 31st to earn the same amount of money for the same work as her male counterparts. Fortunately, this isn’t falling in June any more, but minority women are still woefully underpaid. Latino women and Native American women, for example, will not see their Equal Pay Day until November, earning only around $.55 on the dollar. I digress. This is a celebration post!
In 1981, Congress created an act to celebrate women with a week, and now an entire month of awareness. In recognition, the NPR team has compiled a list of women who have impacted our lives and careers. They are all unique, serving as mothers, sisters, daughters, leaders, innovators, and business women from all walks of life.
It’s impossible to list the countless women who have influenced us personally and professionally, especially when we start thinking about our friends and family. We could list another 300 or 3,000 easily. But here’s a small sampling of women, in no particular order, tackling personal lives and careers by their own unique methods.
Whatever stage of life, type of career, or family dynamic these women have, they’ve totally nailed it in our book!