Thursday, March 8, is International Women’s Day (IWD), and we look forward to celebrating alongside change leaders like you from around the world! Follow NCWIT on Twitter and Facebook for 24 tips for raising technical women’s visibility for 24 hours of IWD, as well as inspirational stories of technical women.
IWD is celebrated in many countries as a day to recognize women for their achievements without regard to national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic, or political divisions. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women. For more information about the history of International Women’s Day, visit the United Nations.
Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? Join in on paying tribute to the generations of women whose technical contributions have proved invaluable to society, like the 2018 NCWIT Pioneer in Tech Award Recipients Lorinda Cherry and Evi Nemeth, two women who were instrumental in the development and dissemination of the Unix operating system.
Acknowledge the Importance of Technical Women Year Round
Any day is an ideal day to celebrate women’s innovations in computing and to advocate for increasing their meaningful participation. NCWIT offers resources and initiatives to help individuals increase the visibility of technical women: