The very first Women's Day was held in NYC in 1909. That day, they paraded the streets to demonstrate for women's rights...or lack thereof. It wasn't until 1975 when the United Nations decided to adopt the holiday, declaring it "International Women's Day". The UN set the stage for the day to serve as a yearly check in on the progress towards equality.
Here at BBE, we are passionate about many social causes, including advancing equality for all. That's why we've gathered together some of our favorite organizations that support women. It is our hope that you too can contribute to and celebrate their progress.
3 Incredible Groups That Promote Woman Empowerment
As computers advance quicker than we can say "bath bombs," it's becoming ever more vital to train the next generation. It should be noted that fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates today are female. Girls Who Code was created to combat this statistic. It is their goal to create the "largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States."
Accordingly, the organization offers confidence building, technical courses and feature an active community of women from all over. Donating to their organization helps fund their school clubs, summer immersion programs, free lesson plans on women in tech and other forms of content to encourage the next-gen of coders.
CARE is a wonderful organization to follow this International Women's Day! It uniquely focuses on the 1.4 billion people living in poverty. In particular, women and children make up the majority of that statistic. They work in over 90 countries and reach over 50 million people with development and humanitarian aid programs.
They attack poverty at the root by ensuring girls have a right to an education. But, not only formal education. They provide education on health and even how to fight for their right to be free of abuse and violence.
Donations help fund programs that keep girls in school, help women get and keep jobs and provide vital health information.
One of our favorite pro-woman empowerment groups is Girl Up. Headed up by the United Nations Foundation, the Girl Up Campaign specializes in helping young female leaders fine-tune their skills, including leadership, self-confidence, personal accountability and holding long-term aspirations.
Donations made to this organization help fund programming on gender equality, gender violence, education, STEM for social good and sports with an emphasis on how girls can succeed in these areas.
Keep looking up,