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Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Levine, the first-ever openly transgender person to hold a Senate-confirmed position in the federal government of the U.S. 🏳️‍⚧️ #Trailblazerr#WomensHistoryMonthhtwitter.com/hrc/status/137…w
“... what if all these people claiming to be fighting for...women’s sports would really fight for the future of women’s sports? What if they suddenly said, “We demand women’s sports get equal resources, equal media coverage, & equal pay”? #EqualPayDay nytimes.com/2021/03/24/opi…
It’s #EqualPayDay, how far into the new year women had to work to earn what men made in the year prior. Women are paid 82 cents for every $1 paid to men, & the pay gap is larger for women of color. For Black women, it’s 63 cents, & Latinas it’s 55 cents. fortune.com/2021/03/24/equ…
These children and their coaches are so inspiring. You won’t be able to watch this video without smiling. twitter.com/DjokerNole/sta…
I was about 4 years old when we adopted Bootsie from the shelter. My parents allowed me to choose any dog I wanted, and it had to be her. It was love at first sight, and for many years to come. #NationalPuppyDay #rescuedog #adoptdontshop
Do you know of a U.S. high school or college student using sport to improve the community? Encourage them to apply for the Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award, part of the @espn #SportsHumanitarian Awards. Nominations open through 5/10. Apply: bit.ly/BJKYLA2021.
My heart breaks for the victims in the Boulder, Colorado mass shooting. Thinking of those killed, their friends and family members, as they cope with this nightmare. The time to act on common sense gun legislation is now. #GunControlNow
The #COVID19 pandemic has left many women out of work, and has jeopardized their future educational endeavors as well. Yet it has also created pathways to developing a more gender-equal world. Learn more at forum.generationequality.org. #GenderEquality #ActForEqual twitter.com/unfoundation/s…
Happy birthday to my love, @ilanakloss. I’m grateful each day to be traveling through this life we’ve created side-by-side with you.
Do watch #Nine, a documentary about women’s rowing in the 1970s. @ilanakloss and I really enjoyed it. twitter.com/tonygoldwyn/st…
Happy #RosietheRiveterDay! Today, we honor the millions of women who entered the U.S. workforce during WWII. Rosalind Walter, the 1st “Rosie,” was a generous @PBS supporter, & gave to the USTA college scholarship fund. I stayed at her home at age 15. She was so encouraging.
Cheers to @DICKS, @orangetheory, & @tonal for stepping up for the Women’s #NCAA tournament by offering equipment to furnish their weight room. And a big thank you to each person who leveraged the power of their voices to show up, stand up, and speak up for these athletes. twitter.com/usatodaysports…
This is a story to watch tomorrow on #ESPN at 8am EST. March 21 is #WorldDownSyndromeDay and ESPN is sharing the incredible life of @ChrisNikic, the first person living with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman. #NoLimits twitter.com/bjklinitiative…
Since the creation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration, progress towards  #genderequality has been slow and fragile.  For gender equality to become a reality, the #GenerationEquality Forum calls on everyone to make tangible commitments. Join the movement to #ActForEqual. twitter.com/unfoundation/s…
Equal time, equal access, equal facilities, equal treatment. The #NCAA must do better. #EqualityForAll twitter.com/sedonaprince_/…
So thankful for technology!
Congratulations to Xavier Becerra, who has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Health and Human Services Secretary, the first Latino to be confirmed to the agency. nbcnews.com/politics/congr…
I love this quote from @BerniceKing, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Coretta Scott King. Bernice’s words made me think. I work with many global corporations, and if they act responsibly and equitably, they can save the soul of the world.
"My coach said I ran like a girl. I said if he could run a little faster he could too.” Happy birthday to soccer legend @MiaHamm, 2x World Cup champion, and 2x Olympic gold medalist. And congratulations on your recent induction into the @WomenoftheHall. twitter.com/fifawwc/status…
Many Americans received their stimulus payments today. My biggest wish is that these funds help the many people suffering financially as a result of #COVID19. washingtonpost.com/business/2021/…
“As a parent, the one thing we cannot do... is silence our child’s spirit.” Let children and adults live as their authentic selves! The world needs more people like this man. His daughter is so fortunate to have him advocating for her. 🏳️‍⚧️ #EqualityforAllltwitter.com/aclu/status/13…5
Tune in tonight at 8pm ET and watch “History in the Making” on @espn. The female athletes featured are leaders using their platforms for change. This special is for everyone because when women lead, they lead for all! #WomensHistoryMonth #WhenWomenLead #HistoryMatters twitter.com/BJKLInitiative…
Congratulations to @MeishaPorter, the first Black woman Chancellor of NYC’s schools. #WomensHistoryMonth #WhenWomenLead twitter.com/shondarhimes/s…
After making history in 2018 as one of the two first female Native Americans in Congress, @DebHaalandNM has made history again as the first Native American Cabinet Secretary in U.S. history. She was confirmed as the Interior Secretary today. #WomensHistoryMonth twitter.com/hrc/status/137…
Happy birthday to the brilliant sportscaster, former professional tennis player, and our dear friend with whom we always have so much fun, Mary Carillo. 🎉c
On what would have been Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 88th birthday, I’m thinking of the woman who tirelessly blazed many trails so the women coming up after her would not have to endure all she did for the equality they deserve. The equality fight is now ours to continue in her honor.
Congratulations to our friend and @PhillyFreedoms team member @TaylorTownsend on the birth of her son, Adyn Aubrey. We’re so happy for you!
2 years ago today, we lost Sen. Birch Bayh, the author of Title IX, one of the most important pieces of legislation of the 20th century. Title IX’s 37 words ensure equal rights & opportunities for all at schools receiving federal funding. The fight to honor his legacy continues.
1 year ago today, Breonna Taylor was killed by police. Breonna, your life mattered. We remember, and we continue to work for justice and equality. #BlackLivesMatter espn.com/espnw/article/…
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” My Shero, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has the statue in Brooklyn she rightly deserves. twitter.com/ABC/status/137…
Happy 17th birthday to @CocoGauff! And thank you, Coco, for using your platform to advocate for equality and justice. Keep showing up, standing up, and speaking up.
It’s such an honor for @ilanakloss and me to join the Class of 2021 as inductees into the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame. twitter.com/USTAEastern/st…
President Biden is working hard to transform the U.S. His address demonstrated true leadership and he was inclusive in his language choice. Empathy and compassion are back in the White House.
Tennis is a sport for a lifetime, and these women are an inspiration. Looking forward to playing for many more years. #KeepMoving twitter.com/usta/status/13…
28 years ago today, on March 10, 1993, the @Giants hired Sherry Davis, the first full-time female public address announcer in #MLB history. Sherry won the job over 500 people who auditioned for it. #womenshistorymonth #HistoryMatters
Congratulations to the new U.S. Attorney General, Merrick Garland, and the new HUD Secretary, Marcia Fudge, who will become the first Black woman to lead the agency in more than 40 years. washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
My friends in Texas and Mississippi, please continue to wear your masks and social distance. #COVID19 is still affecting our lives. And please, get the vaccine when you are eligible. #maskup
The Original 9 is the first group to be inducted into the @TennisHalloFame. We are so proud to be included in the Class of 2021. #WomensHistoryMonth twitter.com/TennisHalloFam…
62 years ago today, the first Barbie went on display at the American Toy Fair. Ruth Handler created #Barbie & said she was a symbol of freedom & possibility for girls. I love this philosophy & I’m honored to have my Barbie in the Inspiring Women collection. Thank you, @Mattel.
Take a look & listen into the early days of the equal pay fight in tennis. It was 1972, the Virginia Slims tour was picking up steam & we were working hard for the players of the future. And look at women’s tennis now. Today’s players are living our dream. #WomensHistoryMonth twitter.com/BBCArchive/sta…
What better way to celebrate #IWD2021 than by supporting girls and women in hockey. Help us grow the game by selecting your #2021Challenge combination and donating at MarkMessierFoundation.org/donate. #InternationalWomensDay
This March we need good news stories more than ever. I’m excited to hear about the new #EmpoweredWomen campaign from @toryburch and @Upworthy, highlighting women making a difference in their communities. Nominate a woman in your life at: ToryBurch.com/EmpoweredWomen. @ToryBurchFdn
Please join @UNHumanRights and @WEALLRISEGlobal as we celebrate #InternationalWomensDay by promoting #genderequality around the world as an inherent human right. When we support #womensrights – #WEALLRISE together! Learn more: WEALLRISEGLOBAL.org.
To the Original 9, whose pursuit of equality in tennis led to becoming the first group ever inducted into the hall of fame. You make me proud to be included among you every single day. This Jane is for you. #JaneWalker #FirstWoman #AD @JohnnieWalkerUS
To the first women professional hockey players to play in front of a nationally televised audience - Your courage and uncompromising drive to succeed is admirable. This Jane is for you. #JaneWalker #firstwoman #AD @JohnnieWalkerUS
A #FirstWoman is one who’s strong, uncompromising, and never watered down. Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all those lighting the fire, and all those keeping it burning. Who’s a #FirstWoman inspiring you? #JaneWalker
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To the women who lead To the women who change the game To the women who use their platforms for good To the women who are raising future women leaders with confidence, equality & guts. And to all who fight for a better world for girls & women. Happy #InternationalWomensDay!
Among the revelations from the Meghan and Harry interview is Meghan’s struggle with mental health. Her honesty will hopefully lead to more acceptance and more help for those who need it. #OprahMeghanHarry
Congratulations to Coach @dawnstaley and @GamecockWBB on 6 SEC titles in 7 years. Today's meeting between Coach Staley and Coach Joni Taylor was also the first women's conference tournament final between two Black head coaches in Power Five history. #WhenWomenLead twitter.com/MikeABCColumbi…
It’s been 56 years since civil rights marchers and leaders were attacked by Alabama state troopers on #BloodySunday. Today, I’m remembering their bravery, and the indomitable spirit of John Lewis. We will continue #GoodTrouble in his honor. twitter.com/sfpelosi/statu…
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