It has been a tough year for women. Millions have lost jobs. Others are contending with shuttered schools, an ever-increasing domestic workload and a to-do list that never ends.
Women’s History Month arrives one year into the pandemic — at a moment when female workforce participation has dipped to 57 percent, the lowest it has been in more than three decades. To mark the occasion, The Washington Post has gathered stories of women who have faced challenges and triumphed.
Some of these women have familiar names. Others have made a difference away from the limelight. Each one has a story to celebrate.