Each March, the United States observes Women’s History Month, which is dedicated to the contributions that women have made to this nation over the years.
In a statement put out by U.S. Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta this morning, he said the following:
Women’s History Month provides an opportunity for Americans to learn more about pioneering women who have shaped our nation—from trailblazers to quiet heroes. Through the hard work of previous generations of women, American women today are leaders in all aspects of our national life. As we honor the legacy of women in American history, we continue our efforts to ensure that American women have access to good, family-sustaining jobs.
- Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor blog featured this piece (and some groovy infographics) on statistics and working women.
- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau has a Working Women’s Clearinghouse, which is a central and searchable repository of Federal Government resources, tools, and publications of interest to women.
- The Women’s Bureau also put together a slideshow highlighting some of African American women’s contributions during World War II as part of 2018’s celebration of African American History Month—2018’s theme for African American History Month was African Americans in Times of War.