Support a woman owned business today on Women's Equality Day!! And every day for that matter.
As a woman that owns a small business competing in an industry that's filled with powerful men, I take pride in knowing I SURVIVE. I may not be a million dollar business but I am making my dream come alive.
What is Women's Equality Day and why do we celebrate on 26 August?
The ratification of the Nineteenth amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave women the right to vote, was certified on 26 August, 1920. This was the culmination of a decades-long push by suffragists to enfranchise women giving them a say in the discourse of the United States.
However, it wasn't until half a century later that the date would become a day of commemoration when "the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America were first given the right to vote." Representative Bella Abzug of New York, in 1971, first introduced a resolution in the US Congress to designate 26 August as "Women's Equality Day."