Women's History Month 2022

Women’s History Month is a national celebration of the contributions that women have made in our world and the progress they continue to make.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC)

Find the full calendar below.

Full Calendar of Events


LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Workplace

Duques 150
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Join the GW Business Pride Network and GW Women in Business for a panel about LGBTQ inclusivity in the workplace.


Fireside Chat with Women in Homeland Security

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST

Join the GW Homeland Security Master's Program in a distinguished panel where panelists will share their insights on the roles of women in homeland security and share their tips for career success. During the fireside chat, our distinguished panelists will provide unique insights on the roles women play in both homeland security and cybersecurity, the diverse opportunities available to women to contribute to their organization's missions, and how women can prepare for and succeed in both of these fields.

M.C. Dean Women in Technology Panel

Lehman Auditorium, SEH B1220
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM EST

Multidisciplinary engineers from global engineering firm M.C. Dean join the GWU Society of Women Engineers to share their perspectives and experiences building a successful technical career.

Women in Emergency Medicine

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Join the GWU American Medical Women's Association this Wednesday night at 7pm via zoom for an Women in Emergency Medicine Panel with 4 amazing EM physicians: Dr. Alexis Cates, Dr. Kathleen Ogle, Dr. Marcee Wilder, and Dr. Jennifer Wolf-Stuth!


Girl Up GW's Women's History Month Gala

Milken Theater B100B
8:00 PM EST

Join Girl Up GW, GWU Leading Women of Tomorrow, and ALIANZA for a Women's History Month gala featuring guest speakers Christina Henderson, Michelle Schopp, and more. Keep an eye on Girl Up GW's Instagram to learn more about the event!


Fostering Gender, Equity & Inclusion as International Relations (IR) Professionals

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Join the Elliott School Graduate Board on Monday, March 7 for a panel talk in honor of Women's History Month. Featuring Adenike Oyeyiola, Isabel Berdeja, Asmik Arutyunyan and Debolina Saha Narayanan, this panel discussion will offer insights on the concepts of gender, diversity and inclusivity in the IR space. Speakers will address current best practices and how IR professionals can approach these concepts for maximum impact.

A Historical Mapping of Women's and Gender Studies Around the Globe

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Hosted by GW WGSS. This event is part of our Women's History Month celebrations and helps us mark International Women's Day, March 8. Clara Montague's talk introduces a digital timeline and map of women's and gender studies departments around the globe, and what it's like to study women's issues in other parts of the globe.


Women's Day Paint n' Sip with GW's Latinx Women

Casa Blanca Affinity - District House
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Join ALIANZA and GW Casa Blanca for a celebration to commemorate International Women’s Day! Participants will have the opportunity to paint a painting of their choosing related to honoring and empowering women. MUST RSVP.

International Women's Day Celebration Speaker: Prof. Muqaddesa Yourish

1975 E St NW, 7th Floor
7:00 PM

Hosted by the DC Consortium on Women, Peace, & Security. This year, we will explore the resilience and bravery of all those fighting to end global gender-based violence. The evening will be filled with speakers, food, cocktails & mocktails, and networking.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Muqaddesa Yourish. Born and raised in Kabul, Professor Yourish is a former Deputy Minister for Commerce of Afghanistan and is currently serving as a Shapiro Scholar at GWU's Elliott School of International Affairs.

ID and Proof of Vaccination Required for Entry

Women in the Workplace

USC 309
7:30 PM EST

Join Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. Eta Eta Chapter in celebrating Women's History Month with a women's career panel followed by a Q&A.


Final Weeks of the Women's Mobile Museum

The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

The Corcoran will be showcasing the Women’s Mobile Museum exhibit until March 11th. The GW show can visit the show Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 500 17th Street NW with their GWID card; DC visitors can make an appointment via [email protected]. Consisting of the work of many emerging women photographers, the work of the Women’s Mobile Museum interrogates access to the arts, and challenges who is educated by and represented in arts institutions. Its compelling imagery asks us to question the gaze, housing, urban social infrastructure, memory, racism, and even what it means to make a photographic portrait.

Learn more here.


From the Caribbean to the African Continent and Beyond: How Climate Change is Leading to Forced Migration of Women and LGBT+ Populations

12:00 PM EST

From the Caribbean to the Philippines, from the African continent to Europe, climate change is exacerbating conflict, resource scarcity, and natural disasters, altering the lives of women and LGBT+ people globally and in dire cases, spurring widespread displacement. Through discussions in and outside of classrooms at the George Washington University, the women speaking on this panel have interrogated the gendered effects of climate-related displacement as it manifests in different regions.

Through their respective research, they have found that moving populations endure compound vulnerabilities scarcely recognized by the governing bodies empowered to protect them; that is, if displaced populations are recognized by such governments in the first place. However, by locating women and gender minorities within moving populations, this panel seeks to put forth concrete and imminent policy solutions aimed at securing sustainable visibility, recognition, inclusion, and empowerment for women and LGBT+ people in displaced and migrating populations.

Hosted by the Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs (GEIA).

From Bangladesh to Mozambique: How Climate Change is Eroding the Health of Women and Girls

2:00 PM EST

From Bangladesh and Vietnam to Mozambique and sub-Saharan Africa, climate change is adversely impacting the physical, mental, sexual and reproductive, and emotional health and well-being of women and girls around the world. Although governments may recognize gender equality as a principle, unless gender is systematically integrated into laws and policies with clear directions, guidelines, and goals, little impact will be had on women and girls. In this panel, four students at George Washington University are coming together to put forth policy recommendations to enact tangible change, where women are not only seen as victims of climate change, but active and effective agents and promoters of adaptation and mitigation.

Hosted by the Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs (GEIA).


Women's History Month Walk with the Deans

USC First Floor Lobby
4:00 PM EST

We invite students to get outside and connect with Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Cissy Petty and Senior Associate Dean of Students Colette Coleman at Walk with the Deans. The March Walk with the Deans will take a route anchored by some nearby sites highlighting women's history and their contribution to the social, political, and cultural landscape of Washington, DC, and beyond.

Please arrive at the meet-up point on the 1st floor of the University Student Center no later than 4:00PM for free snacks and beverages.


Yulee Symposium: Loretta Ross. Radical Reproductive Justice and Calling-In Culture

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

The GW WGSS Yulee Symposium this year will feature noted reproductive justice and civil rights activist Loretta Ross (Smith College). Her talk will focus on effective social movement tactics and the history of radical reproductive justice in the US. The symposium will take place on Wednesday, March 30th from 5:00-7:00 PM. The registration instructions are as follows:

Register for the 5 - 6pm 40-mt public talk and 20-mt Q&A webinar session here!

Register for the 6-7pm 60-mt session for WGSS students and Faculty meeting here!