National Women's History Month
The 2013 theme for the National Women's History Month is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)” honors generations of women who throughout American history have used their intelligence, imagination, and tenacity to make extraordinary contributions to the STEM fields. Access more links by clicking on the websites below, and by clicking on the above tab Women in STEM.
International Women's Day
"The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum" is the 2013 theme of the internationalwomensday.com website, while the United Nations 2013 theme is :
"A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women." International Women's Day is celebrated around the world on March 8. Events occur throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, and women's groups choose different themes each year to reflect global and local gender issues.
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March is Women’s History Month, and the 2013 theme “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)” recognizes the pioneering efforts of women in these fields. We are featuring seven pioneering women who are visionaries and role models in the STEM fields. To find more information on these STEM pioneers, please look at our excellent eBooks, Celebrating Women in American History, which is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages, both of which are part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).
Hattie Elizabeth Alexander (1901-1968) Pediatrician and Microbiologist who conducted pioneering research on bacterial influenza meningitis and developed an anti-influenza serum.
Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910)-First woman doctor in modern times.
Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979)---Best known for her invention of non-reflecting glass, became the 1st woman research scientist hired by General Electric laboratories.
Rita R. Colwell (1934-)-Served as the first woman Director of the National Science Foundation from 1998-2004.
Dian Fossey (1932-1985)--A controversial primatologist who waged an unrelenting battle to save the mountain gorillas of central Africa.
Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992)--Pioneered computer technology for military and business applications and was a primary inventor of the COBOL computer language.
Flossie Wong-Staal (1946-)-Virologist and Molecular Biologist who was the first person to clone and complete the genetic mapping of HIV, which made it possible to develop tests for HIV.
In A Strange Stirring, historian Stephanie Coontz examines the dawn of the 1960s, when the sexual revolution had barely begun, newspapers advertised for “perky, attractive gal typists,” but married women were told to stay home, and husbands controlled almost every aspect of family life. Based on exhaustive research and interviews, and challenging both conservative and liberal myths about Friedan, A Strange Stirring illuminates how a generation of women came to realize that their dissatisfaction with domestic life didn’t reflect their personal weakness but rather a social and political injustice.