NGCP Women's History Month 2015
March 8, 2015 


Each year, March is designated as National Women's History Month.
The 2015 theme is "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives", heartening women to share
their stories to encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder,
and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.


Global Resources

March 8th is International Women's Day
Celebrating the social, political, and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action, International Women's Day (IWD) encourages effective action for advancing and recognizing women. The IWD website is a global hub for sharing events, news, and resources. In recognition of International Women's Day, additional resources with a global focus are highlighted below.

Big Dream 

The Big Dream Movement connects organizations, academia, and resources to girls around the world to help them pursue futures in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The movement is anchored by Big Dream, a documentary film that follows the stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passions in STEM fields, especially in technology. The goal of the film is to excite young women, their families, and friends to the possibilities inherent in science and technology. To host a screening of this film in your community, complete the Host a Big Dream Screening form. 


Spark Stories

Hear from women and girls from around the world about how their passion for science and technology first developed and meet women from history whose contributions to science and technology have been overlooked.


United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Gender and Science 

UNESCO Gender and Science summarizes activities undertaken to address gender inequalities in science. It provides useful links to gender-related data, key publications, as well as UNESCO and UN initiatives that aim to promote gender equality. The website also makes available reports on topic areas such as science and technology policy and disaster risk reduction, and provides information about an awards program that recognizes the achievements of women researchers.



Victoria Ahln

Recognizing the impact that role models and mentors can have on women in STEM in communities around the world, FabFems is increasing its global reach. We invite you to connect with our FabFems, in person or virtually, whether they are in Morocco, Mexico, or Spain!


Visit the NGCP Webinar Archive to view "Breaking Stereotypes: How Role Models and Mentors are Inspiring Girls in STEM" and learn more about our FabFems work in Mexico and Morocco.


We encourage you to join FabFems and share FabFems with STEM professionals in your community!                                         

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FabFems are enthusiastic about the science and technology work they do and want to inspire a future generation of FabFems. To search profiles of role models visit the FabFems website.
Join the Conversation 

Help celebrate Women's History Month by paying tribute to outstanding women in STEM fields with your networks! Here are a few easy and simple ways to spread the word:

  • Like us on Facebook and then share and re-post.
  • Follow us on Twitter and share what you are doing to celebrate Women's History Month using the hashtag #WomensHistoryMonth.

Watch for our next e-blast where we will focus on expanding access to STEM and CTE for low income girls and girls of color. 

The National Girls Collaborative Project? is partially funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, GSE/EXT: National Girls Collaborative Project: Building the Capacity of STEM Practitioners to Develop a Diverse Workforce, Grant No. HRD-1103073.

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