Rosie the Riveter was the star of a campaign aimed at recruiting female workers for defense industries during World War II, and she became perhaps the most iconic image of working women. American women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers during the war, as widespread male enlistment left gaping holes in the industrial labor force. Between 1940 and 1945, the female percentage of the U.S. workforce increased from 27 percent to nearly 37 percent, and by 1945 nearly one out of every four married women worked outside the home.
“Rosie the Riveter.” History.com, 21 Oct. 2021, www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/rosie-the-riveter. Accessed 1 Mar. 2023.
March is Women’s History Month. We embrace every opportunity to celebrate our history and be excited about our future.
“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”
– Dolly Parton
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