Women's History Month

Women's HISTORY MONTH 2024


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Need some tunes to get you through your day? Check out and follow our ODI presents #Issa49erVibe heritage month playlists on Spotify.

In the meantime, shout out to all of our students, faculty, and staff who contributed to assembling this playlist. Thank you for sharing your great taste for music with Niner Nation and our surrounding communities.



February 29, 2024
Nominations due for International Women’s Day at UNC Charlotte

Sponsored by: Office of International Programs, Office of Identity Equity and Engagement, Women’s and Gender Studies, Department of Music

Submit your nomination for International Women’s Day, March 20th for a member of the Charlotte community who identifies as a woman and who made a  positive contribution to global efforts. Self-nominations are also welcome! 

March 1-3, 2024
Come cheer on our women’s softball team as they play this weekend in the Queen City Classic!
March 1, 2024
49’ers Womens Softball v. Kentucky Wildcats
6:00 PM
March 2, 2024
49’ers Womens Softball v. Kentucky Wildcats
3:00 PM
March 3, 2024
49’ers Womens Softball v. UNC Wilmington Seahawks
3:00 PM
March 3, 2024
49’ers Womens Softball v. Minnesota Gophers
5:30 PM
March 6, 2024
Maternity Leave Symposium: Women’s Health Advocacy in Construction
Central Piedmont Community College - Harper Campus
615 East 6th Street Charlotte, NC 28202
11:00 AM -1:00 PM
Registration link

Sponsored by: She built this City

Dr. Michelle Meggs, executive director of Women + Girls Research Alliance,  will be part of a discussion panel to addressing the challenges faced by working women in construction in North Carolina, which ranks lowest in the country for working conditions for women. This event is a call to action for all stakeholders to come together and forge a path toward better support and policies for maternity leave and beyond. Explore actionable strategies and the pivotal role of healthcare advocacy in shaping a supportive environment for working women. This discussion will cover a broad spectrum of issues from crafting effective maternity leave plans to integrating considerations for adoption and elder care.

March 12, 2024
Dr. Fay Cobb Payton, Visiting Scholar (Rutgers University) and Professor Emerita (NC State University)
11:00 -11:45 AM Meet and Greet
12:00 PM, Presentation in person and Hybrid Options
Lucas Room, Cone 340
Sponsored by The Black Research Support Network and CCI's Equity & Inclusion Committee
Have an amazing opportunity to meet with Dr. Payton and her talk on Checking the Boxes in Tech and Engineering Environments . Registration is required for both the Meet & Greet and the Presentation
March 15, 2024 
An International Women's Day Event: Inspire Inclusion
7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast/Networking
8:30 -11:30 AM Conference
Barnhardt SAC Salons
Sponsored by: College of Computing and Informatics and SIM Women
Join CCI and SIM women for an event that allows a gender equal world! The event will consist of a breakfast and networking start and then a morning of presentations and lectures. Registration is required
March 20, 2024
International Women’s Day 
Popp Martin Student Union 340
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Sponsored by: Office of International Programs, Office of Identity Equity and Engagement, Women’s and Gender Studies, Department of Music

Each March, the Office of International Programs in collaboration with the Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement and other departments, encourages members of the UNC Charlotte campus community to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD).  The event will include a presentation by the Charlotteans, recognition of UNC Charlotte women who work for gender equity and/or international engagement as well as the main speaker to be honored this year, Sil Ganzo, Founder and Executive Director of OurBRIDGE, a not for profit that focuses on after school tutoring for immigrant and refugee students,The event will be followed by a reception. For more information:  https://global.charlotte.edu/signature-programs/international-womens-day/

March 21, 2024
Women in Data Science Conference
UNC Charlotte Marriott, 9041 Robert D. Snyder Road, Charlotte, NC 28262
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration link.
Sponsored by: School of Data Science and Lowe’s
The Charlotte Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is an event hosted and sponsored by UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science and Lowe’s, approximately a month prior to our full-day Analytics Frontiers Conference. It will be held at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The conference aims to inspire, educate, and engage current and future data scientists in the Carolinas, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field by providing training, networking, and mentoring opportunities.
March 21, 2024
Reflection, Resilience, and Restoration: A Celebration of 40 Years of Women’s and Gender Studies
4:00 - 9:00 PM
Harris Alumni Center
Sponsored by: Women’s and Gender Studies

The Women's & Gender Studies Program celebrates its 40th Anniversary with the following free and public events. WeMove Feminist Event: Reflecting Back and Reaching Forward: Student and Alumni WGST 40th Anniversary Roundtable, 4 pm to 5:30 pm;  Reflection, Resilience, and Restoration: Women's and Gender Studies Program Leaders and Alumni Speak to Forty Years of Intellectual Engagement and Student Empowerment, 6 pm to 8 pm;  Reception - 8 to 9 pm. Please register or RSVP to the invitation. 

March 26, 2024
Feature Film Presentation: On the Basis of Sex
5:30 PM
Student Union Theater
No registration required
Sponsored by: College of Computing and Informatics Equity & Inclusion Committee
On the Basis of Sex is a 2018 American biographical legal drama film based on the life and early cases of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was the second woman to serve as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
March 27, 2024
Distinguished Scholar Series featuring How do Feminist Connect Across Geographic and Linguistic Borders?
Popp Martin Student Union 163
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Click here to register
Sponsored by: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Distinguished Scholar Series provides a unique opportunity to showcase innovative research and scholarly activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion in society. Each semester, we invite three speakers to participate in a hybrid presentation of information that begins as a "TedTalk" and will conclude with an expanded moderated dialogue on their ideas, commentary and reflections on their research and its reflected intersections in our daily lives. Invited scholars will range from local UNC Charlotte scholars (faculty and staff) to regional and nationally recognized individuals. All events are open and free to the public.