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SWE Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.

Published On: August 2015

Happy Women’s Equality Day (a day late, but better than ever)!

According to www.nwhp.org, “The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.”

This year’s Women’s Equality Day, we feel here at HQ, carries a heavier weight than years past. With all the empowerment surrounding the women in our industry with the Tim Hunt and #ILookLikeAnEngineer memes, we’re beaming with pride. We can actually feel the positive swells, it’s amazing.

Almost 100 years later, and while we aren’t there yet, it’s a truth to say we are definitely getting there.

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