Celebs Celebrate Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day in Awe
More than just a trending hashtag on social media, Women’s History Month has been observed since 1987 and is dedicated to reflecting on the contributions of women like Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Abigail Adams and more in United States history. The event evolved from a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to society, culture and history in 1978 and was organized by the school district of Sonoma, California. Hundreds of students wrote and read essays for a contest about the, “Real Woman,” and then held a parade.
Over the years, more school districts and communities followed, and in 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The next year, the U.S. Congress followed suit establishing a national celebration, and a few years later the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.
As we celebrate the importance and significance of Women’s History Month, we also celebrate International Women’s Day. It is equally important as it’s a global celebration of the achievements of women on a political, social and economic level. Dating back to March 11, 1911, the United Nations has sponsored the day since 1975 with the United Nations General Assembly citing, “To recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security.”
At Awe Inspired, we celebrate women all year. It’s in our DNA. From the charity partners we align with to the honoring of influential real-life trailblazers and mythological icons, we are fueled by strong women and constantly inspired by the stories of history-making heroines.
One of our most beloved charity partners is the American Nurses Foundation and motivated by one of our best selling pieces, the Florence Nightingale necklace, we decided that this year, 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the pieces from our International Women’s Day Collection on International Women’s Day would benefit this amazing charity that benefits nurses in need of financial and emotional support.
Showing their support for the American Nurses Foundation were some of our favorite celebrities wearing their Awe piece on March 8th and sharing on their social media channels.
Actress Julie Bowen wearing her RBG necklace.
Actress Kelly McCreary wearing her Raised Fist necklace and Inhale the Future Exhale the Past Affirmation necklace.
Actress Christina Hendricks wearing her La Tribu - "The Tribe" necklace