International Women's Day 2023
The early 20th century trade union movement in America, is where the idea for International Women's Day first emerged. Women who worked in the clothing industry at the time had to face harsh working conditions, long hours and little pay. Women across New York gathered in 1907 to express their displeasure and demanded increased wages and a ten-hour workday. They marched for gender equality which went down in history as a powerful movement for women.
In 1975, the United Nations proclaimed March 8th to be International Women's Day. The celebration of International Women's Day recognizes the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and serves as a call to action to advance genuine gender balance. On this day, we'd like to remember some of the women who helped change the automotive industry as well as the accomplishments that women have achieved in a largely male-dominated field.
The significance of International Women's Day is derived from communal ownership and collective action for gender equality. The day presents a great chance to draw attention to initiatives and support for women all across the world. Businesses reiterate and emphasize their commitment to creating an inclusive environment on International Women's Day. Next time you get into your car, hail a bus or even use your windscreen wipers. Think of all the women that came before us that made this possible.