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International Women's Day

What better way to celebrate equality than International Women’s Day. As a staffing firm that is woman owned, Renhill supports this day in every way possible. Wondering how you can celebrate? 



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Read through these lists to find out which ways you can support and celebrate this important day. Some simple and easy ideas include:

  • Participating in the #ChooseToChallenge 
  • Support a woman-owned business
  • Donate to a charity
  • Acknowledge the women in your life with a nice note or token of kindness

Unsure of why this is so important? Below is a short timeline of women’s triumph:

  • July 19-20, 1848: The first Women’s Rights convention
    1. This eventually led to the passing of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote which wasn’t finalized until 1920
  • January 23, 1849: Elizabeth Blackwell is the first woman to graduate from medical school
    1. It was not until 1831 that women were allowed to attend college
  • April 2nd, 1917: Jeannette Rankin is sworn in as the first woman elected to Congress as a member of the House of Representatives
  • August 19, 1920: The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution is finalized and completed
    1. It is nicknamed “The Susan B. Anthony Amendment”
  • December 1st, 1955: Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat
    1. This helped launch the Civil Rights Movement
  • June 10th, 1963: President John F. Kennedy signs into law the Equal Pay Act
    1. Between 1950 and 1960 women made about 59-64 cents for every dollar men made
  • July 7, 1981: Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in by President Ronald Reagan as the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court
  • September 13, 1994: Clinton signs the Violence Against Women Act
    1. This was to help provide funding for programs that help victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, etc. 
  • January 20, 2021: Kamala Harris is sworn in as the first woman and first woman of color vice president of the U.S.
    1. History for women is still happening today!

Whether you are a woman or not, today is a day to celebrate those big milestones and the ones that we, as a unit, are still tackling. Women have found a way to make their stance in this world, especially in terms of equality and after years of inequality, International Women’s Day is one that deserves all the recognition. 

Find a way to educate yourself on the importance of this day or to celebrate the women in your life/around you. And if you are a woman yourself, then show some love and be proud of yourself. Never forget to always stand tall and that you are just as important in this society with full capability accomplish anything as anyone else. 

Participate in the #ChooseToChallenge campaign and show your support for International Women’s Day

By: Amanda Overy, Marketing Intern 

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