UTHSC Women's History Month

Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. March has been set aside as this month in the United Kingdom and in the United States. In India, this month is celebrated in October and corresponds with the celebration of Persons Day, which is October 18.  The event traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California, participated in Women's History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women's Day).  In 1987 Congress expanded the focus to a whole month. Soon, other state departments of education began to encourage celebrations of National Women's History Month as a way to promote equality among the sexes in the classroom.

UTHSC Women's History Month Schedule of Events

leadership panel information with images of speakers
Trailblazing Women - Women in Leadership Panel Discussion

Open to all UTHSC faculty, staff, and students - Registration required

When: Wednesday, March 29th 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: SAC Room 305

Guest Speakers

Sally Badoud, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Communications & Marketing
Dr. Norma Anderson, Special Advisor to UT President on Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Wendy Likes, Dean, College of Nursing

Sponsored by UTHSC HR

Women’s Meditation Zone

Feeling Stressed? Overwhelmed? It can be hard to balance life, career and family. In commemoration of Women’s History Month the Office of Equity and Diversity presents: “Women’s Meditation Zone.” Join a guided meditation led by Marcy Seeberg. All faculty, staff and students are welcome!

When: Tuesday, March 7th from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Madison Plaza Conference Room C-1

Women’s Workout

Staying active is an important part of maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle. In commemoration of Women’s History Month UTHSC Campus Recreation and the Office of Equity and Diversity present the following fitness classes:


When: Monday, March 13th at 12:00p.m.

Where: UTHSC Fitness Center, Studio 2

No pre-registration required.  

Women and Free Weights

When:  Monday, March 6th at 5:45p.m.
Wednesday, March 8th at 5:45p.m.
Wednesday, March 22nd at 12:00p.m.

Where: UTHSC Fitness Center, Weight and Cardio Room

Please contact Suzanne Fenech at sfenech@uthsc.edu for registration.

Educational Resources

The following links are sponsored by the National Women’s History Project and the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy:

National Women’s History Month 2017 Theme and 2017 Honorees

Women in Leadership and the Bewildering Glass Ceiling, Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, Christina A. Spivey, Tracy Hagemann and Michelle A. Josephson, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy January 2017.