The Women Scientists & Engineers Council (WSEC) has pulled together a great list of articles, videos, websites and more about Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Take a look and learn something new!
Women in Science and Engineering:
- History of Women at the Energy Department – Article on the history of women and their contributions to DOE
- UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science
- A Chemical Imbalance – Watch this short documentary film that asks why Edinburgh has such a long history of successful female chemists, and why women are still under-represented in all science fields.
Women’s History Month
- PBS Celebrates Women’s History Month – stream a variety of programs about women past and present.
- KQED Celebrates Women’s History Month – our local PBS station has an amazing lineup of programs celebrating women past, present and future.
Women of Color and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage – An important and fascinating read on the critical and under-reported role that women of color played in the fight for women’s right to vote:
5 Black Suffragists Who Fought for the 19th Amendment—And Much More – Obtaining the vote was just one item on a long civil rights agenda
- Women of color, from the past and present, who have made and are making incredible contributions to society – This article focuses on the extraordinary legacy of women’s history month – how, where and when it started, the challenges that women of color are facing, wage gap etc.
- International Women’s Day 2021: History, marches and celebrations – How the International Day of Women (IWD) was started, the color symbolization, theme of IWD 2021, how it is celebrated across the globe, and most importantly why we need this special day.