Pride Month is celebrated each year during the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S. and quickly became a symbol of resistance to social and political discrimination across the world.
Like most commemorative months, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated in the U.S. with Congress. President Jimmy Carter signed Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week into law in 1978. The observance was expanded to a month in 1990.
This Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, it’s important to not only highlight women’s contributions throughout history, but to also highlight programs and resources designed to break the biases that contribute to women’s continued underrepresentation on higher rungs of the corporate ladder.