Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month
Here at R.Riveter, we celebrate the power of women every day.
Throughout history, women have shown their strength and determination in the face of adversity. We have shattered glass ceilings, broken down barriers, and made our voices heard.
And it's these same strong, fearless, and passionate women who are behind every product name, every business decision, and every reason why we started R.Riveter.
We invite you to celebrate Women’s History Month with us this month.
We’re celebrating the strong women in our lives – our friends, our family, our role models, and ourselves. The more we lift each other up, the more women can achieve!
The origins of Women’s History Month
"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens." -Michelle Obama
Throughout history, women have shown their strength and determination in the face of adversity, but more often than not these achievements remained unrecognized.
Up until the seventies, the topic of women’s history was virtually unknown to the general public and was not usually touched on in school curricula. Hoping to remedy this oversight, the Education Task of Sonoma County in California established “Women’s History Week” during the week of March 8, 1978, which aligned with International Women’s Day celebrations.
By 1981, Congress had passed a resolution officially designating the week as Women’s History Week. Five years later, 14 states had declared March as Women’s History Month. And eventually, in 1987, Congress officially recognized the entire month of March as National Women’s History Month.
Now, the president issues a Presidential Proclamation each year in honor of the incredible achievements of women in the United States.
We believe in uplifting and empowering women
"Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
We are firm believers that our country is a better place when women are uplifted and empowered. R.Riveter was founded on this belief. We employ military spouses to help build each bag, pouch, or purse that you purchase from our shop – providing stable, long-term employment and career growth to women all over the country.
The names of our accessories honor courageous, hard-working, and innovative women from throughout American history. Our Dot tote is named for Dorothy Braden, a high school teacher who became an expert cryptographer during World War II and helped the allies win the war. Our Hobby cross-body honors Oveta Culp Hobby whose long career included several tradition-breaking roles like serving as director of the Federal Security Administration and being the second woman in history to hold a U.S. Cabinet position. Our Hopper purse is named for Grace Hopper who created a new computer language during her 43 years in the military.
Carry an R.Riveter bag at your side as you make your own moves to change the world.
It’s time to celebrate yourself
“If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.”— Mindy Kaling
We encourage you to celebrate not only the women around you this month but also yourself. There is nothing you cannot achieve and here at R.Riveter, we are cheering you on every step of the way.
Read a biography of a groundbreaking woman this month, watch a movie written or directed by a female, or research other inspirational women and their stories. Take a bit of their bravery and determination and apply it to your own goals and dreams.
You are strong, powerful, and ready to take on the world! Take that first step and inspire the next generation of women.
How will you be celebrating Women’s History Month this year?