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Celebrate with Service: Women’s History Month


Women’s History Month is a time to highlight and celebrate the contributions of women—past, present, and future. In March 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared that March 8 was officially the start of National Women’s History Week, which Congress declared National Women’s History Month by 1987. Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history.


This month also allows us to raise awareness of the societal issues that still impact women today. Southwest Airlines proudly sponsors women-focused nonprofit organizations throughout the country that focus on important matters like women’s equality, education, leadership and career development, entrepreneurship, public leadership, and creating equitable workplace environments, to name a few. Through those long-term investments in the communities where our Employees and Customers live and work, our community partners can make lasting, positive impacts that benefit women.


Generation W

Since 2019, we’ve partnered with Generation W, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization for women of all ages whose mission is to “educate, inspire, connect, and fuel the power of women’s leadership.” Southwest Airlines supports Generation W’s annual event taking place later this month. The theme is “Positive and the Possible,” which inspires women and girls to take a fresh look at the world around them and find ways to elevate themselves and each other.


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 Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)

We’re proud to be recognized as the official airline partner for Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring awareness of Latinas through leadership, advocacy, and education. Southwest Airlines supports HOPE’s key events, such as Latina Action Day, Latina History Day, their Annual Awards Dinner, and the HOPE Leadership Institute, which helps train Latinas in vital advocacy skills, enabling them to create fundamental change within their communities.


Sistabiz Global Network

Sistabiz Global Network is an organization that focuses on Black women entrepreneurs by providing them with the training, coaching, virtual co-working, strategic planning resources, and the community they need to be successful. Southwest Airlines is a proud sponsor of Goal Digger, their annual business planning retreat for Black Women in business.


Helping Hands for Single Moms

We are honored to partner alongside Helping Hands for Single Moms, an organization whose mission is to assist low-income, single-mom families as mothers attain post-secondary financial independence and a positive family legacy through various programs and benefits.


Women Employed

Women Employed (WE) relentlessly pursues equity for women in the workforce by affecting policy change, expanding access to educational opportunities, and advocating for fair and inclusive workplaces so that all women, families, and communities thrive. They recently celebrated passing paid sick leave for all Illinois residents, which is a huge win for the organization's efforts. Southwest Airlines is a supporter of their workforce development programs and advocacy efforts, which helps make life better for millions of working women.


International Women’s Air & Space Museum

The mission of the International Women's Air & Space Museum is to collect, preserve, and showcase the history and culture of women in all areas of aviation and aerospace, educate people of the world about their contributions, and inspire future generations by bringing the history to life. Southwest supports initiatives and programming, including their new “Quest for the Stars” exhibit highlighting women who participated in the early space program.


Looking for other ways to get involved locally? We also support other women-focused organizations, including: 

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Through our Community Outreach efforts, we have the privilege of giving back to the diverse communities we serve by working with community partners such as the women-focused organizations we shared above to accelerate social and economic advancements.

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