The women of RIT celebrated at events honoring Women’s History Month

Resource fair, networking, movie screenings, and music planned

The President’s Commission on Women (PCW) is coordinating and showcasing a collection of events to celebrate Women’s History Month and women in the RIT community.

Since its creation in 2004, the PCW has worked to support and prioritize the recruitment and retention of women faculty, staff, and students at RIT. The commission proposes initiatives that ensure a supportive and welcoming environment, while educating the community about issues impacting women. PCW members include faculty, staff, students, and alumni who work to create an environment where women can embrace their identities, develop skills, and thrive.

Celebrations kick off with the Women’s Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 4, in the Fireside Lounge, where attendees can explore opportunities, connect with clubs and organizations, discover resources, obtain giveaways, and find community. Later in the month, join PCW for Speed Networking from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in the Bamboo Room to meet people from all backgrounds and areas of the RIT community, making connections to last a lifetime.

Other events throughout March include:

March 2-3

  • Noon Saturday through 3 p.m. Sunday: WiCHacks. The Women in Computing Hackathon (WiCHacks) enhances opportunities for students who identify as women or gender minorities in the tech industry with a day of dynamic inclusion. Student participants will create an app, website, game, or other piece of software in 24 -hours. Explore the full schedule.

March 7

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 19

March 22

March 25

March 27

  • Noon to 2 p.m.: Cinema Sabaya. Discover the story of a group of Arab and Jewish women who participate in a workshop on documentary filmmaking, with each person sharing footage from their home life with the others. Their beliefs and preconceptions are challenged, and barriers are broken down as the group comes together as mothers, daughters, wives, and women living in a world designed to keep them apart. Organized by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.

March 29

Cheer on RIT women athletes at games and competitions throughout Women’s History Month:

Explore the schedules for swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, rowing, lacrosse, and softball.

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