UTHSC Women's History Month



Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. March has been set aside as this month in the United Kingdom and in the United States. In India, this month is celebrated in October and corresponds with the celebration of Persons Day, which is October 18.  The event traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California, participated in Women's History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women's Day).  In 1987 Congress expanded the focus to a whole month. Soon, other state departments of education began to encourage celebrations of National Women's History Month as a way to promote equality among the sexes in the classroom.

Brunch with a Leader Series

The purpose of Women's History Month is to increase consciousness and knowledge of women's history: to take one month of the year to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, in hopes that the day will soon come when it's impossible to teach or learn history without remembering these contributions.

UTHSC has a strong record of appointing women in leadership positions across the institution.  As we celebrate National Women's History Month, “Brunch with a Leader Series” is presented by the Office of Equity and Diversity.  The brunch will allow women leaders to share their stories,  backgrounds and helpful leadership tips to empower other women.

Please join  the celebration by attending on of the below events.

March 23, 2016
SAC Room 305
10:30 am

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Tiffany Seagroves, MBA, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director of MRC

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Chandra Alston, MBA

Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources


March 30, 2016
SAC Room 204
10:30 am

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Lakita Cavin, JD, PhD

Senior Staff Attorney
UT Research Foundation

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Susan Senogles, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair
Micro Immuno & Bioch

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Teresa Waters, PhD
Professor and Chair
Preventive Medicine


Women’s Meditation Zone-Relax, Recharge and Rejuvenate

Feeling Stressed? Overwhelmed? It is hard to balance life, career and family. However, women do it successfully every day. In commemoration of Women’s History Month the Office of Equity and Diversity presents: “Women’s Meditation Zone-Relax, Recharge and Rejuvenate”

Join a guided meditation and discussion led by Marcy Seeberg. All faculty, staff and students are welcome!

March 22, 2016
Madison Plaza Conference Room C-1
12:00 to 1:00 pm

The Women’s List: Celebrate Women’s History Month Through Film

Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' new "List" film featuring Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Wendy Williams and more. All trailblazers in their fields, these women share their experiences struggling against discrimination and overcoming challenges to make their voices heard. Take time and view this film at the link below: