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.
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Imagine a gender equal world.
A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Together we can forge women's equality.
Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.
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