March isn't just Women Empowerment Month. Smart and Sexy Day is held annually on March 13. This holiday was designed to women who shine in their perspective fields. celebrate the skills, quick-wit, and unique women in their various career fields. According to research, women constitute about 49% of the global workforce. This number is expected to increase due to the increase of women who are currently actively seeking jobs and employment opportunities.
Smart and Sexy Day is an initiative of the Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (A.C.D.N.). This holiday occurs every year to train and sensitize women all around the world to be self-confident in their lives as it relates to seeking job and career opportunities.
Some influential women include:
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery but found her freedom traveling alone via the Underground Railroad. She would go on to free around 300 enslaved people in the years that followed.
Seamstress Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, for which she was arrested. In response, Parks mobilized the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) to boycott buses and draw national attention to inhumane segregation laws in the Southern states.
In 2021, Kamala Harris made history when she became vice president of the United States — the first woman, the first Black person and the first Asian American to hold the nation’s second-highest office.
Maya Angelou was an actor, dancer and journalist, and is recognized as one of the most important figures in modern American literature. Due to childhood sexual abuse and trauma, Angelou became unable to speak for several years, according to the National Women’s History Museum. Later, she found her voice through her writing. As an adult, she became involved in the civil rights movement and befriended both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Frida KahloIn became one of the most celebrated and recognized artists of the 20th century, 1922, she was among only 35 girls to enroll in Mexico City's National Preparatory School, where she became involved in the school's political and artistic circles. Her political awakening included a passion for Mexican identity, which would greatly influence her art. In her article "Aztec Imagery in Frida Kahlo's Paintings," published in 1990 in Woman's Art Journal, historian Janice Helland explained: "As [Kahlo] sought her own roots, she also voiced concern for her country as it struggled for an independent cultural identity. Her life and even her death were political."
Be the best version of yourself no matter what profession of walk you choose in life.