This International Women’s Day, we’re recognizing the exceptional women of CEH

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the importance of women in protecting our public health—and to take action for a gender equal world. And we’re doing so by recognizing the incredible achievements of the women on CEH’s own staff.

This has already been an historic year for women. With Kamala Harris, the United States has its first ever woman as Vice President. Women have long been the backbone of the environmental health movement, so it’s no surprise that Harris, a mother, feminist and woman of color, has been a champion for public health. She’s backed efforts for much-needed reform to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), has stood strong against polluters, and recognizes the deep connections between climate change and environmental and racial justice.

But finally having a woman in our second-highest office doesn’t mean the work of gender equality is done. Far from it. From inequities in the workplace to violence against women, there’ still a great deal for us to do.

CEH is committed to gender equality, and we’re proud of the exceptional, diverse women that make up 75% of our staff. In the coming weeks, we’ll profile some of these incredible women and their accomplishments that make you and your family safer every day. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @ceh4health.

Stay tuned to learn more about how the women of CEH are protecting public health. And just imagine what we could accomplish in a world with true gender equality.