Women's History Month Calendar

Week 1

Women’s History Month: In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 Women's History Week across the country. By 1986, 14 states had declared the entire month of March Women's History Month, according to the Alliance. The following year, in March of 1987, activists were successful: They lobbied Congress to declare March Women's History Month.

March 1st

Women’s History Month: In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 Women's History Week across the country. By 1986, 14 states had declared the entire month of March Women's History Month, according to the Alliance. The following year, in March of 1987, activists were successful: They lobbied Congress to declare March Women's History Month.

The 2021 theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” They will focus on women's political involvement and leadership.

March 2nd

The 2021 theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” They will focus on women's political involvement and leadership.

The Right to Vote: “The 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was signed into law on Aug. 26, 1920. However, it wasn't until 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, that discriminatory tactics such as literacy tests were outlawed, and all women could vote.”

March 3rd

The Right to Vote: “The 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was signed into law on Aug. 26, 1920. However, it wasn't until 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, that discriminatory tactics such as literacy tests were outlawed, and all women could vote.”

University Event: When They Call You a Terrorist - A Black Lives Matter Dialogue with Patrisse Cullors

March 4th

University Event: When They Call You a Terrorist - A Black Lives Matter Dialogue with Patrisse Cullors

USC Women’s Conference: Thrive Together

March 5th

USC Women’s Conference: Thrive Together

USC Women’s Conference: Thrive Together

March 6th

USC Women’s Conference: Thrive Together

Shirley Chisholm became the first African American congresswoman in 1968. Four years later, she became the first major-party Black candidate to make a bid for the U.S. presidency.

March 7th

Shirley Chisholm became the first African American congresswoman in 1968. Four years later, she became the first major-party Black candidate to make a bid for the U.S. presidency.

Week 2

Happy International Women's Day

March 8th

International Women’s Day

Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.

March 9th

Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.

Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist who was the original founder of the "Me Too" movement, which she started in 2006. It later became a global phenomenon that raised awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society in 2017

March 10th

Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist who was the original founder of the "Me Too" movement, which she started in 2006. It later became a global phenomenon that raised awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society in 2017

Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, in Physics, and with her later win, in Chemistry, she became the first person to claim Nobel honors twice. Her efforts with her husband Pierre led to the discovery of polonium and radium, and she championed the development of X-rays.

March 11th

Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, in Physics, and with her later win, in Chemistry, she became the first person to claim Nobel honors twice. Her efforts with her husband Pierre led to the discovery of polonium and radium, and she championed the development of X-rays.

In 2019, only 26% of STEM graduates were women.

March 12th

In 2019, only 26% of STEM graduates were women.

Mary Lou Retton was the first American woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. At the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Retton achieved perfect scores in her final two events (the floor exercise and vault) to win a dramatic victory in the all-around exercises.

March 13th

Mary Lou Retton was the first American woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. At the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Retton achieved perfect scores in her final two events (the floor exercise and vault) to win a dramatic victory in the all-around exercises.

Until Congress passed the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974, women couldn't get credit cards in their own name.

March 14th

Until Congress passed the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974, women couldn't get credit cards in their own name.