Women in the Workforce

Timeline created by Sivan
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Lowell Industrial Revolution During the mid 19th century, people moved out of their houses to work in Industrial textile towns and earn small salaries to feed their families. Women began working outside the home for the first time.
Belva Women get equal pay for work Congress passes a law giving women equal pay for equal work.
Hullhouse Hull House Founded Jane Adams founds the Hull House to assist the poor in Chicago, becoming a model for other settlement houses.
Jonesprotest Mary Harris Jones' protest "Mother" Jones protests against child victims of industrial accidents from Philadelphia to New York.
Jeannette rankin ww First women elected to House of Representatives Jeanette Rankin gets elected to the House of Representatives, serving two terms.
Womenworking High-paying jobs open to women A shortage of workers during WWII opens a large range of high-paying jobs to women. Almost seven million women enter the workforce.
Eeoc EEOC is founded In 1964 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is founded, emposing punishments for discrimination of sex.
Now NOW is founded A group of feminists lead by Betty Friedan. NOW becomes the largest women's rights group in the US seeking to end sexual discrimination, especially in the workplace.
Era Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is passed by Congress. The amendment reads: "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." but the amendment died in 1982.
Sandraoconnor First women in the Supreme Court Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sallyride First Woman in Space Sally Ride becomes the first woman in space.
Gulfwar Women in Combat During the Gulf War, women serve in combat for the first time
Businesswoman Business Week Reports Amazing Statistics The labor-market participation rate for 25-44 year old women rises from 20% to 75% between 1900 and 1999.
Workingwoman Women Provide Over Half of Household Income Of married working women, 48% provide at least half of household income, some making more than their husbands.