Safety is a big deal, and based on the new products I just viewed, companies are betting that there is a niche market for safety jewelry. The products below seem to be competing for that fashion-conscious person who wants to show off their safety gear in style! Note: all of these products appear to have various press-to-alert functions in a variety of ways so compare features to determine which one might work best for you.
- CUFF: This brand totes the slogan “Jewelry as smart as it is beautiful”, and after viewing the product line which states it is coming soon, they definitely do NOT look like safety products on the surface. There are cuffs as their name suggests, along with pendants.
- Stiletto: There are only various pendants at this time.
- Safelet: They serve up futuristic wrist bands.
There are so many other jewelry products out there for safety; it just depends on your budget and how often you plan on wearing your safety device. These products would be acceptable to wear even on formal occasions.
Women’s History Month takes place each March, created in honour of the importance of women’s contributions to society throughout history, most notably in the fields of politics, medicine, the arts and technology.
In particular, March 8th is International Women’s Day, when these contributions and accomplishments are highlighted as inspiration and encouragement for women all over the world. To celebrate, let’s take a look at just a few short examples of outstanding achievements by women.
It was only in 1920 that women in the United States won the right to vote. Today, in 2016, we have Hillary Clinton – a woman running for president.
Did you ever know that the world’s first computer-programmer was a woman? Ada Lovelace is known for writing the instructions to the first ever computer program in the 1840s.
According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, over 51% of today’s visual artists are women!
By learning about the vast history of women during Women’s History Month, women can achieve a sense of empowerment, knowing that equality, power and success are possible.
March is Women’s History Month in the United States, which has every blog and magazine publishing their issues plastered with the lives of women from years past and the struggles they overcame to find their place in history.
But not many publications focus on Women’s History Month itself. That in and of itself is as important as the women we remember ever year.
A brief timeline of Women’s History Month in the U.S. –
1911: Several causes (socialist rallies, workers’ rights, and the women’s suffrage movement) overlapped to become what we know as International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th.
1978: A school district in Sonoma, California, is reported to have begun celebrating a Women’s History Week that covered the week of March 8th to coincide with the established observance. This starts a movement across the country for better observance of women’s role in history, in colleges and local governments.
1980: U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the week of March 8th, 1980, would be observed as Women’s History Week. The movement for acknowledging women’s contributions to history gains momentum.
1986: 14 states have declared the month of March as Women’s History Month observance.
1987: President Ronald Reagan begins an annual tradition of issuing presidential proclamations of March being observed as Women’s History Month.
2011: The first federal report on women since 1963 is released by the Obama Administration, highlighting changes of women’s standing in American society over time. It is a clear view of how history plays into current events.
All of these historical points have led us to the Women’s History Month we celebrate today, paying homage to our foremothers and sisters of decades past.
But something important to remember this March, and every March, are the women making history today: the women fighting for their people and bringing change for the better, the women making advances in technology and science, and the women taking the time to love themselves in opposition to a world that demands their submission.
Celebrate our predecessors, but don’t let those among us who are fighting on to be forgotten- let them claim their place in the history books.