Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month first began on March 7, 1982 as Women’s History Week to acknowledge women’s contributions to American society. In 1987, Congress passed the first joint resolution to designate March as Women’s History Month, which includes International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on March 8.


Though women make up nearly half of the US workforce—and more than half of the college-educated workforce—women remain underrepresented at every level in the corporate pipeline, with women of color being the most underrepresented group. While the number of women in C-Suite positions grows annually, men are promoted at 30 percent higher rates than women during their early career stages, while entry-level women are significantly more likely than men to have spent five or more years in the same role.