WPI Celebrates Women's History Month 2023


Women's History Month 2023

Women's History Month 2023

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) celebrates Women’s History Month 2023 by honoring and highlighting the contributions of women to events throughout history. We encourage our community to study, observe, and celebrate the countless and sometimes nameless women who have contributed to this Institute as well as other communities, organizations, and entities around the world. 


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Thank you to all of the members of the Women's History Month Planning Committee who made this month possible:

  • Maureen Maynard (Advancement)
  • Christina Genovese (Student Activities Office)
  • Laura Richards (Talent and Inclusion)
  • Brenda Cummings (Gordon Library)
  • Courtney Chase (Physical Education, Recreation, & Athletics)
  • Taylor Rohena (Office of Accessibility Services)
  • Mia-Kay Fuller (ODIME)


“Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.” 


Learn More: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/About.html

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