March 1st marked the beginning of Women’s History Month! And to celebrate, I will be kicking my weekend off spending some time in the cool city of Philadelphia. Coincidentally, this will be my first experience being a tourist in the city and there happens to be a plethora of offerings, attractions and a wide variety of events to observe the important occasion.Whether your interest lay in art, literature, politics, film, history, music or pop culture, I know I will have no shortage of opportunities to celebrate throughout the City of Brotherly — and Sisterly! — Love. Find out March happenings in Philadelphia here!

sojourner truth

Picture of Sojourner Truth from womenshistorymonth.gov hosted by the Library of Congress.

To show my gratitude towards the great women of our countries history, I will be using #WorkingWomanWednesday each week to acknowledge women that I admire and respect. Not only will I be giving personal shout outs to awesome working women I will be shedding some light on the history of women and the individuals who led the way for women’s rights and suffrage.

hillary clinton

Picture of Hillary Clinton from womenshistorymonth.gov hosted by the Library of Congress.


Fast Facts: Women’s History Month (compiled from NYTimes blog)

  • On Jan. 12, 1915, the United States House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.
  • On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was declared in effect.
  • On March 4, 1933, the start of President Roosevelt’s first administration brought with it the first woman to serve in the Cabinet: Labor Secretary Frances Perkins.
  • On Jan. 11, 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began a trip from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif., becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean.
  • On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title, defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.
  • On March 22, 1972, Congress sent the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. It fell short of the three-fourths approval needed.