Women’s History Month: 5 Ways to Celebrate

Celebrate women's contributions to history

“I choose to surround myself with phenomenal people who are confident and secure enough to know that there is room for all of us to make it to the finish line (unknown).” This statement just might the quote that has every woman around the world celebrating Women’s History Month.

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With women of all races and ethnicities breaking boundaries across industries such as science, technology, agriculture, healthcare, and beauty, to name a few, there couldn’t be a better time to be a woman. Here are a few ways you can celebrate.

Explore museums

From taking a stroll through museums and art galleries to viewing online exhibits, there’s a host of events, collections, and activities highlighting women’s contributions to the world at various museums and art galleries. Here’s a snapshot of a few:

  • Smithsonian Museum Day Live on March 12, 2016 – Learn about the roles of women in the 19th century and those who challenged them, through historic objects and period rooms at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, New York.
  • National Women’s History Museum – an online exhibit spotlighting everything from black women who led efforts to challenge injustice to entrepreneurial women and women reform leaders.

Read about women’s contributions to history and culture

Add a few books to your home or audio book library. Here are a few great reads to check out:

  • Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism – by Bell Hooks, an African American author, feminist, and social activist. This book explores the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the recent women’s movement, and black women’s involvement with feminism.
  • The autobiography of Assata Shakur –Political Activist and Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) takes readers on an intense and engaging journey through her life of activism including her experiences with the Black Panther Party, being charged with murder and her escape from a federal prison.
  • Notable Black American Women – This book features biographical essays from more than 300 contemporary and historical women, including Sarah Allen, Alicia Keys, Ruth Simmons, and many more. The book reviews each woman’s significant achievements and the public response to those achievements. Many entries contain personal statements from the subjects provided exclusively for this book.

Attend an event celebrating girl power around the world 

Woman’s history month isn’t reserved just for remembering the past. Check Eventbrite for a series of celebrations on everything from hackathons and empowerment brunches to screenings and networking events honoring modern-day rule breakers and revolutionaries.

Host your very own Women’s History Mixer
Whether you’re passionate about politics or fashion, gather your girls together for a roundtable discussion on igniting change and empowering people to take action on issues that matter most to you.

How are you celebrating Women’s History Month? Drop me a line below.