Today is Women’s Equality Day and marks the 102-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. This was a major advancement towards women’s equality.
This special day commemorates the struggles of women to be heard, as fierce advocates who gained the statutory right to vote.
It gives us an opportunity to reflect on the continuing struggle for equality in the workplace and the role of women in our public life. Women in public service and government have long served this nation by working to clear barriers, enforce laws, implement new ideas, and change people’s attitudes.
Today, we are reminded we all have the opportunity—and the responsibility—to create a society that gives both men and women equal voice!