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Four ways to celebrate Women’s History Month
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Women’s History Month is celebrated in the U.S. every March, and over the past year, there’s even more to appreciate. “Barbie” became a blockbuster sensation, Claudia Goldin became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics and Missy Elliott became the first female hip-hop artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We’ve witnessed incredible female strength, and here are four simple ways to celebrate it.

Thank the women around you

A simple but powerful tool often forgotten is gratitude. You are surrounded by women day in and day out, but may not frequently stop to think about the power they hold. Moms, sisters, grandmas, friends — women are everywhere and their daily strength is inspiring. Pick up a phone, write a note or even make a gift basket. Taking time to think about the achievements of the women around you, big or small, is an incredible way to uplift and empower. 

Support women-owned businesses 

In the world of entrepreneurship, women have made incredible strides. In 2023, several women were appointed as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. In your day-to-day life, there may be many businesses you don’t realize are run by women. Take time to research stores near you or online that are women-owned and operated. This is a great way to support women and foster equity in the business world. You can create a significant social impact in a small way — and you get to go shopping!

Have a girls’ night 

A fun way to celebrate Women’s History Month is to get together with your favorite women. Throw on “Barbie” or “Legally Blonde,” have a dance party to music made by women and prioritize self-care.

Donate to organizations that support women

While the positive strides women have made can’t be overlooked, many women face an incredible amount of inequality daily. Educate yourself on organizations and funds that support women and their rights however you see fit. This year, I’ve chosen to donate to the Malala Fund, a campaign to bring education access to girls in countries around the world. If you can’t monetarily support a fund, sign up to receive newsletters to learn about work women are doing. Empowering each other is invaluable and can change women’s lives.

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