Last month we celebrated Women’s History Month. Over 40 years ago, this month started out as a weeklong celebration when President Carter signed a bill to celebrate Women’s History for 1 week each March. Seven years later the US Congress signed a bill to name the month as ‘Women’s History Month’ with it becoming an annual staple each March after 1995. 

Throughout this month, our community celebrated the contributions and actions of women locally, nationally and internationally. While March may be over, we can still continue to uplift and empower the women and girls in our community. Below are a few great ways that we suggest continuing the spirit of Women’s History Month throughout the year.

  • Learn more about the history of women’s rights and what issues affect women today 
  • Advocate for gender equality in the workplace 
  • Donate to a charity that center women’s causes 
  • Support women artists by purchasing tickets to shows (both virtually and in person) 
  • Support your favorite local woman-owned business 
    • Beyourself Boutique (clothing) 
    • Cordial Cherry (chocolatier) 
    • Dripped + Draped Omaha (cafe + clothing) 
    • Evergreen (salon) 
    • Felius (cat cafe) 
    • Four Sisters Boutique (clothing) 
    • Made in Omaha (homegoods) 
    • Modern Love (restaurant) 
    • Okra African Grill (restaurant) 
    • Omaha Dog Bar (restaurant / dog park) 
    • Sculpt Studio (fitness) 
    • The Barre Code – Dundee (fitness)
    • The Garden Gallery (homegoods / plants) 
    • The Greenhouse (homegoods / plants) 
    • The Green Spot (pet supplies) 
    • The Grove Juicery (cafe) 
    • The Omaha Bakery (bakery) 
  • Watch a movie or documentary on a woman of influence 
  • Write a thank you note to a woman that inspires you 

 

Resources: 

https://womenshistorymonth.gov/about/

https://www.ellevatenetwork.com/articles/9921-10-ways-to-celebrate-women-s-history-month

https://o-pa.org/about-us/blog/opa-blog/2021/03/16/celebrating-women-s-history-month