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OHIO celebrates Women’s History Month

OHIO’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion and Women’s Center will join a nationwide effort to celebrate Women’s History Month throughout March through numerous campus events and engagement opportunities across Ohio University. 

This year, the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) has designated its national theme for Women’s History Month as “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” According to the NWHA, the theme “recognizes women throughout the country who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.

“Women’s History Month is an ideal time for each of us to uplift the contributions, experiences and stories of the numerous women across history who have impacted both our lives and the lives of those around us,” said Women’s Center Director Dr. Chris Fowler. “This year, we invite everyone across our University community to join us in celebrating Women's History Month and help shine a spotlight on the women who impact us at OHIO and beyond.”

Women’s History Month event highlights:

International Women’s History Month Symposium
Thursday, March 7 from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Walter Hall Rotunda

The Women's Center, the Center for Community Engagement and Ohio Student Senate are collaborating to host an International Women's Day Symposium.

The symposium will include:

  • Student Research Poster session
  • Women-led Community Business Panel
  • Performances and more

Alumni Inspiring Inclusion
Friday, March 8 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET | Virtual event (registration required)

This virtual event is a dynamic panel discussion featuring OHIO international alumni who will speak about how they inspire inclusion in their professional work.

To learn more about each panelist, and to register online, visit OHIO’s University Calendar.

Celebrate Women '24
Friday, March 22 | Lancaster Campus

For the past 18 years, Celebrate Women has encouraged and enhanced gender equity by honoring the past, present, and potential accomplishments of women from diverse ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. This comes through education, enlightenment, and inspiration. The keynote speaker for Celebrate Women '24, Allison Bolinger, is a flight director for NASA and will lead upcoming Boeing Starliner missions, slated to launch two astronauts on a test flight in Spring 2024 and four astronauts for a long-duration mission in Spring 2025. (Learn more)

Trailblazing Women in Politics
March 26 and March 28 | Chillicothe and Southern Campuses

OHIO’s Chillicothe and Southern campuses will each be hosting a screening of “Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics,” a WBGU-PBS public television documentary and oral history project marking the electoral achievements of Democratic and Republican women who have broken electoral barriers in Ohio. 

  • Ohio University Chillicothe’s event will take place Tuesday, March 26 (Learn more)
  • Ohio University Southern’s event will take place Thursday, March 28 (Learn more)

Unique panel discussions will follow the screenings at each event. 

Celebrate with OHIO

The entire University community is invited to join participate in this month-long opportunity to learn more about women’s history and the impactful stories of women across OHIO and beyond. 

Additional information about OHIO’s Women’s History Month celebration and scheduled events is available online. 

March 4, 2024
Staff reports