When it comes to female empowerment, sometimes you just need a role model to inspire your own — or your children’s — path forward.
March is Women’s History Month and National Reading Month, which means it’s the perfect time to curl up with your little one and read books about women’s achievements and contributions in music, politics, science, and more. By learning about these success, they’ll have an easier time envisioning their own.
Yes, more work needs to be done. There’s still a gender gap in STEM, the Equal Rights Amendment has not been ratified, and Congress is overwhelmingly unbalanced (just 24 percent is women). However, there are still a lot of successes to celebrate — and read about. We’ve come a long way, and from a young age, it’s good to recognize the women who broke boundaries and made history, like NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who calculated how to send the first American into space, and Emily Roebling, who helped build the Brooklyn Bridge. Read more…
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