March is Women's History Month! Did it sneak up on you again like it did for us? If so, we've got you covered; we've compiled 31 tweetable facts you can share to join in the conversation.

And seriously, you don't want to be miss out on Women's History Month. It's on everyone's minds – including your clients and customers – so help spread awareness of these amazing ladies and feel like a social media pro! Get your social media planner open and check out these great Women's History facts.

31 Tweetable Facts for Women's History Month

  1. Looking for a way to celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth this year? Check out these great books for women coming out throughout 2018:
  1. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Naomi Parker-Fraley, the woman who inspired the "Rosie the Riveter" posters, passed away this January at the age of 96. Though the iconic image was only displayed for two weeks, it has since become a symbol of female empowerment. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Many people tend to think that we owe computer technology solely to men, but many women changed technology for the better. One example is Susan Kare, who developed much of the Apple Macintosh’s interface elements. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. In 1943, many MLB stars had joined the armed services. To keep the game alive, baseball executives started the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. More than 600 women played for the league’s teams. #ALeagueOfTheirOwn #WomensHistoryMonth 
  1. Until 1974, women were not allowed to hold credit cards in their own name. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act of that year prevents lender discrimination based on gender and marital status, among other things. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb was the first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training in 1959. Despite her outstanding scores, she wasn’t allowed to go to space because of her gender. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. This year’s theme for #InternationalWomensDay is #PressforProgress. Want to learn how you can participate? Find out here: #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Manon Rhéaume is known for being the first female to take the ice in a major boys’ junior hockey game. She was also the starting goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning, making her the first woman to play in any major US men’s sport. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Despite a complicated history, Margaret Sanger made great advancements for women's birth control advocacy. Not only did she popularize the term "birth control," she opened the first clinic for the practice in 1916. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Betty Friedan’s 1963 book “The Feminine Mystique” is widely believed to have been the catalyst for second-wave feminism. It explores the idea of women finding personal fulfillment outside of their traditional roles. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. No woman had ever served on the Supreme Court until Sandra Day O’Conner was appointed by Ronald Reagan on September 21, 1981. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Women now comprise 47.4% of the civilian labor force, a big leap since women entered the workplace. 43.9% of women work in physical and social science careers, 24.8% in computer and mathematics, and 14% in architecture and engineering. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. In 1849, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to earn a US MD degree. She attended Geneva Medical College in New York, and she later founded the New York Infirmary, a women’s medical college to train other women physicians. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Women have a long history of making substantial contributions to music. Check out these top 10 revolutionary musicians, dating back to 805 AD: #WomensHistoryMonth


  1. In 1975, Junko Tabei became the first woman to make the full ascent of Mount Everest. She was also the first woman to climb the "Seven Summits," the tallest mountain peak on each continent. #WomensHistoryMonth 
  1. Despite male drivers' objections, Janet Guthrie became the first woman to enter a NASCAR competition in 1976. She competed in the Indy 500 the very next year. Three-time champion A.J. Foyt defended her and lent her one of his backup cars. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. In 1792, Sarah Pierce founded the first American institute of higher education for women, known as Litchfield Female Academy. Pierce was considered revolutionary because she believed girls should be taught the same curriculum as boys. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. In 1967, Muriel Siebert’s advanced understanding of banking and finance led her to become the first woman to purchase a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, breaking up, to use her words, the “sea of men in dark suits.” #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 prohibits companies from discriminating against employees based on pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions. Before this law, women could be legally fired just for being pregnant. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. The windshield wiper was invented in 1903 by Mary Anderson. She was inspired after watching a New York City streetcar driver have to manually wipe snow off the car's windshield. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. In 1869 – 51 years before the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote – Wyoming’s territorial legislature declared “every woman of the age of twenty-one years, residing in this territory, may at every election…cast her vote.” #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and was awarded the US Distinguished Flying Cross. She also famously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937, but there may be a break in the case: #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Clara Barton treated injured Union soldiers on the battlefield during the Civil War. She provided nursing care at a time when few women worked outside the home. She later founded the American Red Cross and served as its first president. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. In a time before women could vote, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low dreamed of an organization that would help young women develop courage, confidence and character. To meet this goal, she founded the Girl Scouts in America in 1912. #WomensHistoryMonth 
  1. Marie Curie received two Nobel Prize awards; first for physics (spontaneous radiation) and second for chemistry. Curie’s studies would eventually cost her life, as she contracted a radiation-related blood disease and died in 1934. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Billie Jean King is best known for her 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match against Bobby Riggs, where she beat the former No. 1 ranked player & self-proclaimed male chauvinist. The match was portrayed in a 2017 film of the same name. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. Between 2007 and 2016, #WomenOwnedBusiness grew five times faster than the national average. As of 2016, there were 11.3 million women-owned firms in the US that employed nearly $8 million and generated over $1.4 trillion in revenue. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. In 1926, Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel. At just 20 years old, not only did she complete the famously daunting swim, she beat the previous record time, clocking in at just 14 hours and 31 minutes. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. After only being offered "pretty blonde" roles, Marilyn Monroe took things in her own hands and established Marilyn Monroe Productions in 1955. she was only the third woman ever to start a production company in the U.S. #WomensHistoryMonth
  1. In 1872, Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to run for President. Four years earlier, she and her sister had also become the first female Wall Street brokers in 1868. #WomensHistoryMonth

And that's all she wrote! We hope you learned something and feel more prepared to engage your audience on Twitter. 

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Written by Blake Leppert

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