Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Women's History Month

Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

National Women's History Month Established:

"By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women's History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rational to lobby Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women's History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women's History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women." (from the National Women's History Month Website)

“Working to Form a More Perfect Union:
Honoring Women in Public Service
and Government”

For a list and brief biographies of the 2016 Honorees selected by the National Women's History Project, click here.

  • Sister Mary Madonna Ashton, CSJ (1923-Present) - Public Health Leader and Minnesota Commissioner of Health
  • Daisy Bates (1912-1999) - Civil Rights Organizer, Leader of the Little Rock School Integration
  • Sonia Pressman Fuentes (1928-Present) - NOW co-founder, first woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the EEOC
  • Isabel Gonzales (1882-1971) - Champion of Puerto Ricans securing American Citzenship
  • Ella Grasso (1919-1981) - Governor of Connecticut, First Woman Governor of any US State Elected in Her Own Right
  • Suzan Shown Harjo (1945-Present) - Native American Public Policy Advocate and Journalist
  • Judy Hart (1941-Present) - National Park Founding Superintendent of Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park and Women's Rights National Historical Park
  • Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995) - WWII Director of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and first Secretary of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. 
  • Barbara Mikulski (1936-Present) - Longest Serving Woman in the United States Congress

New York Times - Women and Girls

News about women and girls, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times

Loading ...

Women's Suffrage Parade in NYC (ca. 1917)

[Suffrage parade in New York C... Digital ID: ps_mss_cd22_335. New York Public Library