Women's History Month

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Women’s History Month is celebrated in March to honor women’s contributions to American history. The first celebration was organized in 1978 in Santa Rosa, CA by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women. A couple of years later, it was adopted by the National Women's History Alliance as a national celebration.

This year, the main theme is "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced." Let's adapt this theme within the context of academia, science, and engineering and reflect on the participation of women in shaping these institutions. There is still much we can do to ensure that all women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community feel welcomed and supported in these professional spaces.

This month the Stanford Earth office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is partnering with the Branner Earth Sciences Library to celebrate the legacy of women in geosciences and in sciences in general. Here are some suggestions on how you can join us:

Action 1: Learn more

Learn about the role of women in the School of Earth by reading Elenitas Nicholas' last article: What does it mean to be a woman in the geosciences?

In addition, Grace Baysinger, our Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Librarian, has created a great set of web pages on Women in Science, where you will find videos, biographies, and even downloadable posters!

Action 2: Read a book

Thanks Julie Sweetkind-Singer for the suggestions!

Action 3: Attend an event

DEI Coffee Convos: First Women Leaders at Stanford Earth. A Conversation with Judy Terry Smith, facilitated by librarian Julie Sweetkind-Singer.

  • Monday, March 29 at 10:00am