Women’s History Month: March 2018

The month of March marks National Women’s History Month, dedicated to celebrating the contributions of women throughout history and in present society. Congress first established National Women’s History Week in 1981, until it was expanded to the entire month six years later. The roots of this celebration stem back to women’s protests in New York City factories in 1857 and the first Women’s Day Celebration in 1909. Every year, Congress passes a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the president issues a proclamation.

NAWRB, a leading voice for women in the housing and real estate ecosystem, is doing its part in highlighting women leaders and providing opportunities for women’s economic growth at all levels. Get involved by attending one of our local events, such as Wonder Women and Their Economic Growth, co-hosted with AREAA, on March 7th, 2018. And join us March 8th, International Women’s Day, in our marathon of sharing incredible posts and articles on women every hour!

Don’t forget to nominate an inspiring women leader for the 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awards by April 30th, 2018! Nominated women will be honored during our 2018 NAWRB Conference: Year of Women.

U.S. Census Bureau Statistics

  • There were 164 million females in the U.S. as of July 2016, an increase of about 2 million from last year.
  • Women ages 85 and older outnumber men by approximately 2 to 1
  • 8 million females 16 years of age and older participated in the labor force in 2016, compared to 76.1 million in 2015.
  • Occupations with 45 to 55 percent female workers include real estate brokers and sales agents, financial managers, insurance sales agents, and pharmacists.
  • Single women have outpaced men in homeownership for over 30 years, since 1986
  • The 2016 female-to- male earnings ratio was 0.805, an increase of 1.1 percent from 2015.

Join us in honoring the women who have helped build this country, as well as the women who have made a difference in our lives. Attend a Women’s History Month event or program, ranging from concerts and art exhibitions to free lesson plans and panel discussions, being held by various cities and organizations across the country.

Please visit www.NAWRB.com for our calendar. For more on Women’s History Month and to see a list of events, please visit http://womenshistorymonth.gov/


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