Women’s Equality Day was first established in 1973 to commemorate the 1920 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Last year, as we celebrated the 98th anniversary of this historic event, Assessor Chu, along with the Department on the Status of Women, and League of Women Voters SF, launched the “W Challenge” – an initiative to expand women representation. This year, we will gather again to unite women leaders across sectors as we prepared for next year, 2020, the big centennial celebration of women winning the right to vote, and of course, an election year as well!
Each year we design a new “challenge” to encourage women to act. Last year, we asked all our participants to register one woman to vote. This year, we partnered with the San Francisco Public Library to create a women’s book list and the challenge is to read one of these inspiring books because we know knowledge is power!