March is Women’s History Month!
Women’s History Month has its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning 7 March 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9, which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”
Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.
IEEE Foundation Honors Women and their Contributions to IEEE
This month, the IEEE Foundation honors women and their contributions to IEEE and their professions as we celebrate Women’s History Month. The IEEE Foundation highlights five of the women who contribute their time, talent, and treasure: Kathy Land, Jessica Bian, Martha Sloan, Sarah Rajala, and Bozenna Pasik-Duncan. These women have each, in their own way, made significant contributions to their fields and to IEEE.
Read more on the IEEE Foundation website
Women’s History Collection on IEEE Spectrum
Acknowledging and honoring the contributions of women inventors and engineers. Read about the women behind ENAIC, the mathematician who got astronaut John Glenn into space, the Queen of Carbon Science, and many more.
View the collection on the IEEE Spectrum website