Berkeley Lab

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Berkeley Lab’s Women’s Support and Empowerment Council and Lab community raise a banner to mark the start of Women’s History Month on March 4, 2024. (Credit: Berkeley Lab)

March was Women’s History Month, when we recognized and celebrated women’s contributions and achievements throughout history and today. The annual event began as Women’s History Week in 1978, and less than a decade later, in 1987, Congress passed a law designating March as Women’s History Month.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Berkeley Lab hosted a series of events throughout the month that showcased and honored the contributions of all women—globally and at the Lab.

The celebrations started on March 4 with the raising of the Women’s Support and Empowerment Council’s Women’s History Month banner at Building 65, which remained displayed outside the building throughout March.

Throughout the month, a diverse range of events were held, including the 3rd Annual Women’s History Month Jeopardy Game and Celebration, a special talk by WSEC speaker Jess Wade, an Empowerment STEM Day co-hosted with the Berkley Lab K-12 Programs, and a special Women’s InterLaboratory Network event featuring Kate Maxwell.

You can find a complete list of these and other events here.

 

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