This March, Celebrate Women’s History Month

On March 8, 1857, garment workers in New York City staged one of the first organized protests by working women.

Women’s groups internationally have designated times to mark this day. To add women’s history into educational curricula, a Women’s History Week was initiated in 1978. By 1981, the week was a national event, and in 1987, the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to include all of March as a celebration of women.

The National Women’s History Project has declared the theme for Women’s History Month 2014 to be Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.

Spotlight on ACM-W: ACM’s Women in Computing

ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

The goal of the ACM-W Celebrations of Women in Computing is to bring to women at a local level the positive impact of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). These conferences are shorter, lower cost, and help to build community, breaking down isolation for both students and women in industry.

Centric Cincinnati recently sponsored the KY-TRIWIC conference, an ACM-W celebration event organized by Northern Kentucky University. The event featured notable speakers from both industry and academia, as well as panel discussions and a job fair. The panel speakers included Heather Gunder (Cincinnati) and Pam Berry (E&U) on the Moms in Tech panel, and Jackie Herman (Cincinnati) on the Executive Women panel.

Other Women’s History Month Events