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Mon, Aug 26

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Women's Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is observed every year on August 26, commemorating the day in 1920, when the 19th Amendment to The United States Constitution was signed into law, officially granting women the constitutional right to vote.

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Aug 26, 2024, 12:00 AM

All Day

About the event

It’s important to note two things here. First, when women gained the right to vote, this still excluded most women of color, some of whom were not allowed to vote until the 1950s. Second, equality and equity are not the same. Equality means that all people are given the same resources and opportunities, whereas equity acknowledges individual circumstances and allocates resources and opportunities proportionately.

Equitable space is productive space. When women have equal opportunity, everyone benefits, including within the workplace. Organizations that promote and maintain inclusive spaces where women can thrive, report higher employee satisfaction, lower turnover, higher employee performance and job engagement, and better leadership.

Click HERE to view the resources developed by the Diversity Movement.

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