March is officially Women’s History Month. It’s a month dedicated to celebrating women’s contributions and accomplishments throughout American history, and looking forward to future achievements.
Gender equality has always been a hot topic. In the last 100 years, we’ve seen more women in politics, powerful female entrepreneurs and female artists changing the creative industry. While these contributions have changed what it means to be a woman in modern day, true gender equality in North America isn’t expected until 2084.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021 indicates that closing the gender gap varies by country and continent. At the current relative pace, gender gaps can be closed in 52.1 years in Western Europe, 61.5 years in North America, 68.9 years in Latin America and the Caribbean and in all other regions of the world it will take over 100 years to close the gender gap.
Supporting and acknowledging intersectional groups of women is imperative to making progress in the fight to close the gender gap worldwide.
“… intersectional feminism is the understanding of how women’s overlapping identities — including race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation — impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination.” – USA Today
Women’s History Month is dedicated to celebrating all women. LYLA’s partnerships with minority and women-owned businesses, are providing access to potential customers and to data that, on their own, they couldn’t have access to. We’re boosting their visibility, sending clients directly to them, and improving their sustainability as small businesses.
As a female owned and operated organization, LYLA is dedicated to continuing to support our clients in their daily and professional lives–it’s the core of our foundation.
This month, let’s celebrate the many contributions and accomplishments of all women by supporting female and minority-owned businesses, educating ourselves on women’s history, and doing our best to make the future of female stronger than ever before.
Check out the LYLA app for more ways to get involved with Women’s History Month.