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Women in science: Noteworthy

This topic guide covers resources and organizations about women in science and engineering

International Women's Day

“A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.  So let's all choose to challenge.  How will you help forge a gender equal world?  Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”

International Women's Day (IWD) (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.  IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

Visit the website: International Women’s Day

Also see International Women's Day at Stanford (2021)

Women in STEMM exhibit

"A new online exhibition showcases women pioneers in science, engineering, and medicine who exemplify the spirit of those who have broken barriers in their professional lives and made significant contributions to their fields and to society." (Provided by Cultural Programs of The National Academy of Sciences)

Explore the Celebrating Women in STEMM exhibit.

Women's History Month

"March is Women's History Month.  The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history."

Visit the website: Women's History Month

National Women's History Museum

"Our mission is to tell the stories of women who transformed our nation.  We will do that through a growing state-of-the-art-online presence and a future physical museum to educate, inspire, empower, shape the future, and provide a complete view of American history."

Explore the National Women's History Museum website.

Picture a scientist

"Picture a Scientist is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field sites, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all."