Woodbury Celebrates Women’s History Month

Events, Resources & Stories

Woodbury University is committed to strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses and is working to ensure every member of our community sees themselves reflected. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we honor all of the women in our community, past and present, and those who have promoted women’s advancement.





The annual Women’s History Month celebration is built on a powerful legacy of women fighting for economic and political equality and for the right to vote since the mid-19th century. In 2021, Kamala Harris became the first female vice president in the United States, the highest ranking female official in U.S. history, the first African American and the first Asian American vice president. Find out more at:

Women’s History Month
Historic Firsts in Women’s Education in the U.S.
Women in Higher Education
Celebrating Women in the Academy
Female Revolutionaries of 20th Century Architecture

March 8 – Virtual International Women’s Day Summit

Join Woodbury University at the Visionary Women’s 2021 International Women’s Day Virtual Summit, a 90-minute program featuring some of the world’s leading female voices. Panel discussions on hope, peace building and equity, include Katie Couric, Tracy K. Smith (shown above), Nobel Peace Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, Pat Mitchell and Jacqueline Novogratz, and former US Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright.


March 9 – Virtual Lecture: Dana E. McKinney

Woodbury School of Architecture welcomes Dana McKinney, an architect and urban planner who advances social justice and equity through design. Her academic and professional profile integrates wellness, policy, and economics into innovative design solutions to benefit even the most vulnerable populations including formerly incarcerated individuals, persons experiencing homelessness, and the elderly. Brought to you by ASTERISK*.


March 12 – Woodbury Wiki Edit-a-thon

In celebration of Women’s History Month we are honoring women in our community and those who have promoted women’s advancement by highlighting their achievements, and helping to close the gender gap. Join the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, together with our Library and Marketing Teams, for a Woodbury Women’s History Week Wiki Edit-a-thon on Friday, 12 March, at 2:30 PM.


March 23 – Virtual Lecture: Lauren Lee McCarthy

Woodbury School of Architecture welcomes Lauren Lee McCarthy (she/they), an artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living. She is Co-Director of the Processing Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to promote software literacy within the visual arts, and visual literacy within technology-related fields—and to make these fields accessible to diverse communities.


March 31 – Virtual Film Screening: Coded Bias

Coded Bias explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini´s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. Brought to you by Woodbury’s Computer Science programs. This film screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Filmmaker, Shalini Kantayya.




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