The 2023 Women’s History theme, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stores,” encourages “the recognition of women, past and present… who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art and news, pursuing truth and reflecting society decade after decade.”

This month we will reflect on the contributions of all women and honor the many individuals who have shaped who we are as an educational institution.


• The first International Women’s Day was celebrated around the world on March 8, 1911.

• Women’s History Month began in the United States in 1980 when President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 4 as Women’s History Week.

• In 1987, Congress passed legislation declaring March as Women’s History month.


The National Women’s History Museum

An innovative online museum dedicated to telling the stories of women who have transformed the nation.

Library of Congress: Women’s History Month

Explore virtual exhibits and collections, audio and video collections, and events.


The Collective: Telling the Stories of Women of Color

March 1, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EST)

Free online event | Register HERE

The Collective is a group comprised of artists, activists, scholars, and entrepreneurs. This event will share stories of minoritized women.

Amplifying Women’s Stories in Recovery Advocacy

March 8, 2023 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm (EST)

Free online event | Register HERE

This event will bring awareness to intersecting issues specific to women’s mental health and addiction recovery and highlight organizations supporting women’s recovery on a global scale. This event will be presented by SHE RECOVERS Foundation and aims to provide an opportunity for discussion on the value and impact of story and storytelling

Sundays@Home: The History of Black Feminism

March 12, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm (EST)

Free online event |Register HERE

Join us for a conversation on the history of Black feminism with Dr. Alison Parker, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and Dr. Anastasia Curwood. Learn about NWHM’s upcoming exhibition, We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC, debuting March 30 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library and presented in partnership with DC Public Library.

Inclusion Talk Series - Women’s History Month featuring Sara Shepard

March 28, 2023 | 7:00 – 8:00 pm (EST)

Free online event | Register HERE

Sara Shepard is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game and The Perfectionists. Sara will discuss the importance of Women's History Month, how her literary work has influenced a generation of young, and the importance of chasing your goals.

(Pictured: Dr. Sian Proctor ’92, first African-American woman to pilot a spacecraft)