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Celebrate Women’s History Month: March 1–31

Feb 26, 2021, 17:24 PM by Alexa Akim

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. March is the special time of year where the immeasurable impact women have made on society is commemorated. Women's history does not rewrite history, but it does add different perspectives about what is historically significant. A dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women and to give extra attention to all of the amazing accomplishments of strong, determined women. Learning about women who have stood up for their rights and fought for what they believe is fantastic motivation. We all have the power to influence the direction our world is headed in, and Women’s History Month reminds us of that. Every woman has a story to tell and gifts to share with the world.

Please join UTMB and the Women’s Resource Group (WRG) as we honor the achievements and contributions of women in U.S. history and at our university with the following virtual events and activities.

International Women’s Day: #Choose to Challenge – Monday, March 8

On March 8, the WRG celebrated International Women’s Day by joining with the Organization for Women at MD Anderson Cancer Center for a virtual conversation with guest speakers Katie Scallan and Dionna Widder from the Houston Dynamo/Dash. You can see photos of UTMB employees who wore purple to show their support for women at

Women In History at UTMB – Monday, March 15

Throughout this month, we are reminded that every woman has a story to tell and gifts to share with the world. Recognizing the achievements of women makes an impact on opportunities for women in the workplace. Today, we celebrate and draw strength from the women of UTMB—past and present—for their remarkable contributions. They are part of the UTMB story, a truly balanced and inclusive history. Here is a glance at HerStory!

Women in History at UTMB

WRG Annual Women’s History Virtual Event – Tuesday, March 23

The WRG and Diversity Council celebrated Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 23, with a virtual event. The event featured a keynote address from Dawn S. Kirk, executive coach, speaker and best-selling author of Heartbeat Leadership.

Inspirational Women at UTMB – Monday, March 29

The WRG and the Employee Advisory Council (EAC) have partnered to spotlight just a few of the many empowering and inspirational women at UTMB! 

Inspirational Women at UTMB

For more information about Women’s History Month or any of these events and activities, please email