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International Women's Day

- March 8th, 2021 -

"International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality." -International Women's Day.com


“My name is Pranali (she/her), and I am a first-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program here at UNC. I am an international student from India, but I have been in the US for a while since I pursued the entirety of my higher education here. My experience as an international woman of color in the US has been interesting and multifaceted. If I had to put all my experiences and stories in one sentiment, it would be this: the close friendships I have made with other women since I came to the US have been incredibly supportive, inspiring, and fulfilling in my life. My advice? Pursue friendships with the awesome women around you!!!"


Eileen Zechmeister

"I’m an Italian/American living in Austria. “La Festa della Donna” is important in Italian culture; and it is my hope that the wonderful celebrations go beyond March 8th and start to break down disparities, and finally progress towards equality! I’m a mother of two small girls who are my whole world and motivation to make a difference."

Eileen Zechmeister

Public Reading by Kelly Norman Ellis

In celebration of International Women's Day, the UNC English Department presents a reading by poet, teacher, and activist Kelly Norman Ellis. Kelly is the author of two collections of poetry: Offerings of Desire and Tougaloo Blues and a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets.

Check out the UNC Calendar for the Zoom Link!

International Women's Day 

A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let's all choose to challenge.

How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

#IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge

Women in Leadership

Join THE on March 8th for an inspirational conversation celebrating women in higher education leadership. This event is free!

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Women's History Month takes place every March. The Center for Women's and Gender Equity hosts intersectional programs, events, and campaigns to recognize the complete narrative of Women's Rights History. Additionally, through education, collaboration, and awareness the CWGE centralizes marginalized voices of our history and contemporary moment. Our goal is to share the whole narrative as opposed to the commonly celebrated privileged narrative of women's history.