A nationally recognized celebration throughout March, Women's History Month originated in 1981 when Congress authorized and requested President Ronald Reagan to proclaim a Women’s History Week. The week selected in March for Women’s History Week coincided with the anniversary of an 1857 strike for better pay and working conditions held by women working in a garment factory in New York City. This year’s celebration of Women’s History Month with the University of Maryland Alumni Association will include several events brought to you by academic, regional and affinity alumni networks. You can view them by week below:


Week of March 1 - 4
Thursday, March 3
6 - 8 p.m. EST
Maryland Smith Women Inspire
For the eleventh year, Women Inspire will showcase Maryland Smith’s fearless alumnae leaders excelling in business. This annual event will celebrate female empowerment that inspires attendees and challenges them to realize and reach their full potential.
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Thursday, March 3
3:30 p.m. EST
CMNS: A Lab of One's Own: A Woman's Journey Through Sexism in Science" with Rita Colwell
The personal paths of women in science illustrate the many obstacles women have had to overcome to succeed and they comprise a useful guide for changes required if all of the underrepresented will be able to prevail and, thereby, ensure the future. These paths and challenges will be discussed...and framed in personal experiences.
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Week of March 7 - 11

Tuesday, March 8
12:00 p.m. EST | Virtual
Overcome Your Fears of Networking and Expand Your Influence
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Tuesday, March 8
5:30 p.m. EST | Virtual
Maryland Made with Ali von Paris of Route One Apparel
Maryland Smith and UMD alumni, students and their guests are invited to a discussion on the history, growth and adaptation in this changing market for Route One Apparel.
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Wednesday, March 9
7:00 p.m. EST | Virtual 
Beyond the Acronyms: Women in Federal Service
Montgomery County and DC Terps are excited to hear from our talented panelists who will provide insight into what it is like to work in various agencies, how to get into public service, and what it takes to navigate the complexities of the Federal Government.
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Week of March 14-18

Monday, March 14
6 p.m. EST | College Park, MD
Women Igniting Change Panel
This event will feature a Q&A panel of successful alumnae with experience in the non-profit and/or social impact worlds, moderated by the Student Alumni Leadership Council.
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Tuesday, March 15
6:30 p.m. EST | Virtual
Queendom Come Conversations with Author Tamra Sease
In celebration of Women's History Month, there will be a book club conversation on "Queendom Come: Knowing When to Adjust Your Crown" with author Tamra Sease.
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Tuesday, March 15
7:00 p.m. EST | Virtual
I Did it All, Not All At Once
It's not work-life balance, it's life management. How to master juggling a career and your family.
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Thursday, March 17
12:00 p.m. EST | Virtual
Women in Law Panel: Power Lunch with BSOS Alumnae
With diverse careers and career paths, our panelists are ready to dish on how internships, clerkships, and learning experiences (good and bad) have led them to their current positions, sometimes after a winding road.
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Week of March 21-25

There will be no events due to the university's Spring Break.


Week of March 28-31

Tuesday, March 29
6 p.m. EST | Virtual
Jump into Spring- Virtual Zumba Party
Great for beginners or anyone wanting to get in a workout with upbeat music and fellow Terps.
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Wednesday, March 30
12 p.m. EST | Virtual
Successful Women Leaders in Public Health
Join the School of Public Health Alumni Network for a virtual panel discussion about the challenges and triumphs of women leaders in the field of public health moderated by SPH principal associate dean, Dushanka Kleinman, DDS, MScD.
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Wednesday, March 30
6 - 8 p.m. EST | New York, NY
NY Alumnae Journalism Panel
We'll take a dive into the industry as a whole and how women's roles have changed over time and hear from women who are reporting from current events to sports. Registration includes food and drink.
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Check out these past women's events for more inspiration. 


Read these featured stories highlighting Terp women from our Alumni Blog: