Women’s Equality Day

Today, August 26th, 2019, is the 99th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the US. Women’s Equality Day commemorates this event and celebrates the continued fight towards equality. Women are still fighting for a spot at the table in many industries. Although women make up half of the workforce, less than a fifth of tech jobs are held by women. Only 5% of leadership in these companies are women. It’s important to uplift women not just on Women’s Equality Day but throughout the year.

At Highwire, women supporting women is how we thrive. Ways that women can help support each other in the workplace include:

  • Creating a space for women to feel safe, encouraged and inspired to share ideas
  • Recognizing women’s ideas and wins
  • Creating a network of women that empower and mentor one another across multiple levels

It’s important that women build each other up and not tear each other down. By creating a space where women are uplifted and celebrated, we are providing women a platform to showcase their talents and creating a strong community that nurtures one another.

To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, we put together a list of events that women can attend to network, grow professionally, and be empowered by other women:

On today especially, take a moment to thank or acknowledge a woman who has helped you grow and extend that same support to another woman on her own journey. We are better together!