Microsoft Launches “Make What’s Next” Campaign to Inspire Next Generation of Women Inventors

Microsoft recently announced their launch of a new campaign, “Make What’s Next” aimed at providing resources for young girls to pursue subjects in STEM. The company announced the campaign in a series of short videos that highlight lesser-known women inventors from history like Ada Lovelace, Tabitha Babbit, and Yvonne Brill. A huge component of the Read More …

National Museum of African Art To Host Public 
Programs for Museum Day Live! 2016

Celebration Focuses on Inspiring and Engaging Young Women 
and Girls of Color Through Dance, Poetry and Storytelling The National Museum of African Art will join other Smithsonian museums and hundreds of cultural institutions across the country Saturday, March 12, in celebrating a national campaign to reach women and girls of color. The day, held during Read More …

Influential First Lady Nancy Reagan Laid to Rest in California Today

Nancy Reagan, the influential wife of Ronald Reagan, will be buried alongside her husband at his presidential library today in Simi Valley, CA. Ms. Reagan passed away last Sunday at the age of 94. She served as First Lady from 1981-1989 and is widely credited with having a hand in her husband’s political success and Read More …

Commission Internship Opportunity: Writing Assistant Needed

Applicants are wanted for a spring/summer writing internship working with an award-winning presidential speechwriter and filmmaker. The position will revolve around assisting this head writer in the composition the Congressional Commission on an American Museum of Women’s History’s final report. This report will be submitted to Congress on or before November 18th of this year. Read More …

MAKERS: Web Platform Provides Largest Collection of Women’s Stories Ever Assembled

Makers is a woman-led web platform that features the stories of hundreds of remarkable women in video and other digital formats. Specifically, the web site serves as a portal into the lives of women from a variety of fields through interviews and short documentary clips. Women featured include: media moguls Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres, Read More …

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Celebrates Fellow Trailblazer Susan B. Anthony With Speech in Rochester, NY

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, tennis legend Billie Jean King gave the keynote speech at an annual luncheon in Rochester, New York, in honor of trailblazing Suffragist Susan B. Anthony’s birthday. Susan B. Anthony is a native of Rochester, having lived there for over 50 years, and is currently buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Read More …

NWHP Honors Women’s History Month Honorees with Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

The National Women’s History Project will highlight this year’s Women’s History Month honorees with an awards luncheon on March 19, 2016 at the Hamilton, in Washington D.C. This year’s sixteen chosen honorees are all women whose life work falls within the theme “ Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service Read More …

NWHM Hosts the Annual Women Making History Awards in Washington, D.C.

The National Women’s History Museum is hosting “The Women Making History Awards” on Monday, March 14th at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. The event will honor women who are making modern history and breaking down barriers in their respective fields. The event will be co-chaired by Senator Lisa Murkowski and Representative Linda Sanchez. Honorees: Read More …

Women’s History Scholars Gather in D.C. to Discuss Future Women’s History Museum, Despite Historic Storm

On Tuesday, January 26th, scholars and museum practitioners from across the country braved a historic blizzard to gather in Washington, D.C. to discuss the theoretical and ethical dynamics of a future national women’s history museum. Over forty hardy scholars attended the event in person, braving delayed flights and difficult road conditions, while many participated and Read More …

Scholar Summit Photo Gallery

Below are some of the photos taken at the Scholar Summit on Women’s History and Public History held on January 26, 2016 at The Atlantic Council. The full list of summit participants is available. For details on the summit use #WmnHistSummit on Twitter.             For a full description of the Read More …