8 Key Facts to Know About Modern Women's History

During Women's History Month, get familiar with some key facts about women's history and rights!

It wasn't that long ago that women didn't have the right to vote, and even more recently, own their own credit card! That's right. Up until 1974, a single woman could not have a credit card in her own name, and yet women today are the backbone of the U.S. economy, accounting for 85% of all consumer purchases.

Whether you already know these significant moments from our recent history or what you see comes as a major "wow" moment, it's important that we know about our past so that we can continue to fight for our future.

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