A Look at What Women's History Means to DOMA Employees
For Women's History Month, we would like to share some of DOMA's employees' thoughts
March 28, 2023
In the past, we have written blogs on people who have paved the way in the tech industry, charities, and other exciting facts, but this year we wanted to hear from our DOMA family. So we sent out a survey to our employees to ask questions about who is important to them and who they wanted us to talk about for Women’s History Month.
The first question we asked everyone was:
What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
“Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on those that came before us. It is a way to remember the trailblazers and everyday people around us that make our days better. It is a month where we can look at all we have achieved and still have yet to do”
Many other responses considered how the month affected them as a person and how they could use the inspiration they felt from learning about influential women as a catalyst for their own lives moving forward:
“Women have knocked down countless doors in the name of technology, health care, and so many more. This month gives me inspiration and hopes that I too, can one day make an impact. As I teach my nieces, women who aspire to be equal to men lack ambition.”
Here are a few of the people employees asked us to highlight:
“My Great Aunt Charlyne was the first African American Female congresswoman in Detroit, MI in the 1950s. She was the first of few to obtain that position in congress and her legacy continues to inspire me to keep dreaming big.”
“One of the most celebrate 17th-century painters”
“Mother of Indian Feminism”
“First African American Woman in Congress”
“Hero of the American Revolution”
We asked a few questions about how we can get involved in the local community in the future:
Is there a local women-owned business (including your own) that everyone should know about and support all year?
Are there any local charities you would like to share with everyone that people can support all year?
“Virginia Beach Women for Good,” a non-profit that helps women in Virginia Beach build connections, and enrich their professional and personal lives while doing good for the greater community. Learn More.
“Center for Reproductive Rights,” The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world. Learn More.
“Dress for Success” is a Hampton Roads Organization whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Learn More.
“All Girls STEM Society Hampton Roads Chapter” is committed to not only helping young women find a passion for STEM but also to encouraging underprivileged and minority students, both boys and girls, to pursue a career in STEM as well. Learn More.
Thank you to all our employees who answered our survey and made this blog possible!
In corporate America, we can write a blog about Women’s History Month, but what really matters is what it means to our company. We want to use our blogs this year as a chance to start a dialogue with our employees and listen to what they have to say, connect with one another, and learn from each other. There is an increasing demand to make workplaces more representative of the diverse communities they reside in. Every department has a role to play in ensuring everyone on our team feels celebrated, included, and safe.
For Marketing and Communications, including more of our team in shaping our cultural content and the language we use is a small step in better representing how dynamic our diverse community is. We always say our team is our most important asset. So, moving forward, we want to continue to help you get to know our team through surveys, contributing writers, and employee spotlights. Whether you’re already a DOMA employee, a prospective hire, or a reader passing through, we hope a more intimate look at our culture and the people who drive it will help you see what sets DOMA apart.
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