Women's History Month 2017

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“Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”

The 2017 theme for National Women’s History Month honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force.  Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid.

The 2017 Honorees represent many diverse backgrounds and each made her mark in a different field. Additionally, the Honorees’ work and influence spans three centuries of America’s history.  These women all successfully challenged the social and legal structures that have kept women’s labor underappreciated and underpaid.

Read more: http://www.nwhp.org/womens-history-month/2017-honoree-nominations/

National Women’s History Museum Online Exhibit

A Century of Entrepreneurial Women

Women’s entrepreneurship is everywhere in the news these days. In September 2009, Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, declared that women’s businesses offer the “highest return on investment.” As of 2013, reporters and women’s business groups were hailing record growth: the number of women’s ventures has increased by 54 percent in the past fifteen years with revenues jumping 58 percent. Women’s achievements are more impressive given that they historically had little access to traditional forms of business capital, often having no other choice but to use credit cards and savings to launch their ventures.

There were other challenges, too. Operating both within the larger world of commerce yet without the insider status that men’s businesses have typically enjoyed, women entrepreneurs throughout history often had to go it alone, create parallel networks to traditionally male organizations, or forge alliances to gain access to vital means of producing, distributing and growing their businesses.

View Exhibit Here: http://entrepreneurs.nwhm.org/#/introduction/1

 

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http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/01/19/many-around-the-world-say-womens-equality-is-very-important/

 

Women’s History Month: The Glass Ceiling, Broken or Cracked?

When a major political party nominated the first woman for the American presidency, was the proverbial glass ceiling broken or just cracked? A conversation featuring a cross-generational, bipartisan group of former Congresswomen will lend their voices to discuss their paths to public service, the challenges they faced, what they hoped to achieve, and most importantly what obstacles they still need to overcome. Presented in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress. Presented in conjunction with the Featured Document which commemorates the 100th anniversary of Janet Rankin becoming the 1st Congresswoman, on display in the East Rotunda Gallery through March 29, 2017.

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Women’s Work

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Here is one of the few generalizations that applies to all of women’s history: Women have always worked. The kinds of work that women have performed and which women are working have changed over time, but women’s contributions to the economy, in both unpaid domestic labor in their families and wage labor outside the home, are immense.

Read More: https://www.cliohistory.org/click/workplace-family/work/

 

The Gender Gap in Publications

A large-scale analysis of gender disparities in research output and impact finds that while the number of women researchers has increased over the past 20 years, women researchers publish fewer papers on average than men and are less likely to collaborate internationally and to undertake research that cuts across the corporate and academic sectors. At the same time, a report on the findings notes there is little difference between papers published by men and women in impact as measured by citations and downloads.

Read More: https://tinyurl.com/zoh2ytk