Women’s History Month fact of the day – March 9th, 10th, & 11th

  • March 11th – After the American Revolution, the notion of education as a safeguard for democracy created opportunities for females to gain a basic education. The premise was, as mothers, they would nurture not only the bodies but also the minds of male citizens and future leaders. The concept that educating women meant educating mothers endured in America for many years and at all levels of education.
[Source – http://nwhp.org/whm/index.php]
  • March 10th – First Lady Michelle Obama said, ―If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
[Source – http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/women]
  • March 9th – Our science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women who make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-edcucated workforce are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and degrees leaving an untapped opportunity to expand STEM employment in the United States.
[Source – http://www.esa.doc.gov/Reports/women-stem-gender-gap-innovation]

These facts were taken directly from a Defense Equal Opportunity management Institute Directorate of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives publication.  Additional facts will be posted throughout the month of March, 2013.

For more on Women’s History Month visit the Navy Personnel Command’s Women’s History Month Page

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