On Saturday, August 26th, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is celebrating Women’s Equality Day. We’ve partnered with FIRST and we’re inviting women across the globe to celebrate with us! On August 26th and the days leading up, share a photo of you and your female role model with the hashtags, #SeeHerBeHer and #WomensEqualityDay.
In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day” to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. 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.
SWE and FIRST have a common goal to support diversity and inclusion in engineering, technology and all other disciplines, and supporting women is at the core of that focus. Both organizations are actively engaged in developing strategies and creating programs that empower women to reach their fullest potential. With the #SeeHerBeHer campaign for #WomensEqualityDay, we hope to create a conversation, to inspire sharing and to empower women to advance and succeed wherever and whenever they are!
To join the movement, make sure to follow FIRST and SWE on Twitter:
On August 26th, or in the days leading up, share a photo of your female role model with the hashtags #SeeHerBeHer and #WomensEqualityDay. Tag SWE and FIRST in your post so we can interact with you!
Check All Together throughout the week with some featured posts of women participating in the campaign!