Women’s Equality Day, celebrated in the United States on August 26, commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from discriminating against individuals on the basis of sex, ensuring that the right to vote could not be denied to any citizens of the United States.
The observance of Women’s Equality Day goes beyond honoring the passage of the 19th Amendment. It serves as a tribute to the struggles of women who advocated fiercely to be heard and to secure the statutory right to vote. It also acknowledges the ongoing efforts toward achieving full gender equality.
The recognition of this momentous day in history is not just an occasion to celebrate the progress made towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. It’s also a time for critical reflection on those accomplishments, urging us to strive for a greater momentum towards gender equality on a global scale.
While August 26 is the designated day to honor and celebrate Women’s Equality, at Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie, & Lowry, we put Women’s Equality into action every single day:
- 30 percent of our Shareholders are women
- 46 percent of our Partners are women
- 75 percent of our Associates are women
The women at Nyhan are great advocates, making sure that this fundamental right is upheld and cherished.
Despite women gaining the right to vote, the quest for equality, gender and otherwise, is a constant topic up for debate in the political realm. It is a right that all people should continue to fight for and defend. Voting, now more than ever, is the primary source of power over basic human rights. We encourage everyone to participate, vote and exercise their constitutional right.
One may ask, “How do I show my support?” Historically, the colors purple, green, and white have been used to symbolize equality for women. Purple signifies justice and dignity, green represents hope, and white symbolizes purity. So let’s unite on August 26, 2023, by wearing purple, green, and white to honor our collective commitment to Women’s Equality.