Erin Jackson, Sarah Nurse, and Tamyra Mensah-Stock became the first Black women to win Olympic gold in speed skating, ice hockey, and wrestling.
Wang Yaping became the first Chinese woman to complete a spacewalk, while Jessica Watkins was the first Black woman chosen for an extended mission aboard the International Space Station.
While all of these achievements are worth celebrating, it’s also important to note that each of them only happened with vigorous daily work and by breaking through hundreds of barriers we’ll never know about.
At Ellevate, we celebrate International Women’s Day every day by working to make those broken barriers a possibility. One way we’re addressing the systematic lack of equal opportunities women face is Ellevate HER Forward, a fellowship grant designed to relieve the COVID-related economic burden and job loss that disproportionately affects women.
Ellevate HER Forward provides women access to the right tools and resources to find a career that they love.
Click here for more information about Ellevate HER Forward.
As cliché as the phrase “trying times” has become, these are trying times, and if you’re in need of help, don’t hesitate to apply for an Ellevate HER Forward Fellowship to get the resources you deserve.
If you’re able to help, we ask that you give what you can in support of your fellow women. If not, could you pass the word along?
Every International Women’s Day serves as a reminder that society is better off when women and men thrive together. Thank you for helping us move toward that future.