Let’s celebrate Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month. Today, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has a post on the White House Council on Women and Girls blog called Ensuring a Level Playing Field for Women Consumers. Check it out.
At the FTC, we celebrate and honor the many female leaders whose work has significantly impacted the agency’s mission. Two examples from our own history: Mary Gardiner Jones, the first woman FTC Commissioner, and Janet Steiger, the first female Chairman. They promoted policies that increased competition and helped consumers, and inspired others to pursue careers at the FTC.
Inspired by their legacy, we all can be savvy consumers and motivate others to be in the know. Here are a few things you can do:
- Keep on top of the latest scams.
- Stay connected to the FTC and spread the word in your community.
- Teach your kids to be smarter consumers.
- Order free publications, include consumer tips in your personal blog, or simply share this and other FTC posts with your friends and family.
This blog post was updated on March 13, 2014 to reflect the Chairwoman’s post on the White House Council on Women and Girls blog.