WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Banks around the country last week took a moment to point out progress made by women in the field of economics and earlier works by female economists to commentate the 101st anniversary of International Women's Day on March 8.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco asked tweeters to share any research they could re-tweet to followers under the #IWD hashtag.

"@SanFranciscoFed — We'd like to share #research about #women for Intl Women's Day. Have good info we can RT to followers? #IWD"

The bank also connected followers to the latest American Economic Association's report on women's progress in the field of economics.

"@SanFranciscoFed R u a female #economist? Check out the AEA's Cmte on the Status of #Women in the #Economics Profession http://ht.ly/9xbtr #IWD"

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago shared one of its earliest economic papers available online by former staff economist Anne Marie Gonczy from 1977.

"@ChicagoFed It's #IWD. Our earliest online pub authored by a female economist: Behavior of the Income Velocity of Money. http://ow.ly/9wTjl"

The St. Louis Fed, which featured on its Web site the role of women in the labor force, tweeted interesting facts from its research.

"@stlouisfed On this International Women's Day, see what percentage of women are in the labor force in 10 key countries bit.ly/yf9P7x #IWD"

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