Never have mothers been put to the test as they have been in the last year. Between managing a professional career, taking care of children and other family members, cooking, cleaning, remote teaching, the added stress of the pandemic, and socio-political tensions, well...it’s almost impossible to think how we’ve all survived.
The Women@IM ERG put out a call to our community of working moms at Iron Mountain to find out how they have navigated these challenges. What has life really been like? What support have they received and more importantly, what support do they need to continue?
Watch the below videos to get a glimpse into the lives of some of our working mothers as they #MotherTogether.
March is Women’s History Month
Women’s history month is celebrated in March. This is a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women throughout history and in contemporary society.
The first Women's History Day was held in 1909. The day became Women's History Week in 1978. In 1987, it became Women's History Month. Every Women's History Month has a theme. This year's theme is: “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” They will focus on women's political involvement and leadership.
Interesting fact: The 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was signed into law on Aug. 26, 1920. But at the time, a number of other laws prohibited Native American women, Black women, Asian American women, and Latinx women from voting, among others. It wasn't until 1924 that Native women born in the United States were granted citizenship, allowing them to vote. But even after that, Native women and other women of color were prevented from voting by state laws such as poll taxes and literacy tests. It wasn't until 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, that discriminatory tactics such as literacy tests were outlawed, and all women could vote.
Iron Mountain believes in working towards a more gender-balanced world and we are proud to support the women of our community who are building on the foundations forged by the heroes of their past to spark lasting change.
International Women's Day
March 8, 2021 is International Women’s Day. The theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge. Mountaineers around the globe are striking the pose and showing their commitment to personally challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world.