Write or Record a Tribute
Rosie the Riveter
Many of us remember the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter, bandana holding back her hair, her arm flexed, representing the nearly 19 million women who held jobs during World War II as women were called to fill the roles left vacant by the men fighting the war. Rosie was the first mainstream symbol of feminism and women’s economic power in the United States. Women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who joined the military, thus ensuring that our industries remained strong, and importantly, providing proof that women were in fact capable of their male counterparts in a wide variety of industries.
Oklahoma Women’s Coalition recognizes the importance of celebrating the women who’ve come before us and those that work for our benefit – personally, professionally and politically, everyday. They are our female heroes – SHEROs.
Who is your SHERO?
Oklahoma women serve as role models, mentors and friends who support the people around them. In a state that ranks low in quality of life for women and girls, these every day female heroes are making a difference in the lives of others. And they deserve our thanks.
Honor a SHERO in your life
During the SHERO campaign, which runs through Mother’s Day, May 13, you can publicly thank your SHERO and help the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition continue its mission of improving the lives of women and girls.
For a minimum $25 donation, you can pay tribute to your SHERO with a commemorative print or e-card from the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition. The card will be addressed to your SHERO personally and contain a special thank you message with your name.
Thank your #okshero on social media
Join Reba McEntire and other Oklahomans in sharing your #okshero story on social media. Write a few sentences or create a short video testimonial about your #okshero and tag the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition. We’ll share stories throughout the campaign.
CLICK HERE to view Reba’s #OKSHERO Video Reba McEntire