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Celebrating Women's History Month at work

CareerBuilder | March 1, 2022

Women's History Month

These resources will help make Women's History Month educational and inclusive at your workplace.

This Women's History Month, CareerBuilder is celebrating women in the workplace and working to be part of a more equitable future. Read on to learn more about the history of Women's History Month and find resources on making your workplace more inclusive.

Origin of Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

External Resources:

Female Owned Restaurants Around the Globe




Around the World:

Movie, Book, and TV Show Recommendations

  1. Movie - He Named Me Malala (2015)
  2. Book - Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  3. TV Show - The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
  4. Movie - She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)
  5. Movie - True Cost (2015)
  6. Book - My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  7. TV Show – Ginny and Georgia (2021)
  8. Movie - On the Basis of Sex (2018)
  9. Book - The Moment of Life by Melinda Gates
  10. TV Show - The Queen’s Gambit (2020)
  11. Movie - Hidden Figures (2016)

Female Focused Charities:

International Women’s Day:

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

  • celebrate women's achievements
  • raise awareness about women's equality
  • lobby for accelerated gender parity