Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, and at TWU, the nation's largest public institution primarily for women, we take special pride in leveraging our history and commitment to empowering and educating women.

Throughout the month, students will find opportunities to engage, learn and reflect on the impact of women in society through film screenings, lectures, interactive workshops and panel discussions. 

We hope you find inspiration in the stories below and will join us as we bring together dynamic women leaders, intergenerational activists, writers and educators to shine a light on outstanding, inspiring women in our communities.

Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals

In 1957, Melba Pattillo Beals, EdD, broke barriers as one of the first Black students to integrate Little Rock Central High School. Now, she’s coming to TWU to share her story.

Hawa Zackey

Building bridges was not always easy for TWU music therapy student Hawa Zackey.

Diana Funk

TWU alumna, Diana Funk, was awarded a grant through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

TWU's Athena V Team

TWU’s first all-female design competition team brings research to life.

Women Airforce Service Pilots Official Archive

View scans of original documents, military records, images, and artifacts from the WASP Collection.

Dr. Pauline Beery Mack

One of the early researchers to study the effects of space flight on the human body was Pauline Beery Mack, Ph.D., director of TWU’s Research Institute.

Texas Women's Hall of Fame

Housed at TWU, the Governor's Commission for Women established the Texas Women's Hall of Fame in 1984 to honor the State's most accomplished women.

A Yellow Rose Project

The ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – giving women the right to vote – was a major milestone in women’s history.

Kirsten Tulchin-Francis (PhD ’12)

In pursuit of science: TWU alumna inspires girls interested in STEM.

Daisy Cantu

TWU biology graduate student Daisy Cantu is pioneering pain research for women.

U.S. Navy Senior Chief Jamie Covey, M.Ed.

Meet the educator, reservist and soon-to-be triple alumna redefining ‘family’.

Merrilee Kick

TWU alum’s booming business venture grew out of class project.

Woman's or Women's: What's in a name?

It’s a somewhat understandable mistake – after all, we educate many women (and men) – but our name is Texas Woman’s University.


Get involved in Women's History Month at Texas Woman's at an event. Many events offered online for community safety and easier access to commuting and online students.

TWU's biggest event, the Jamison Lecture, features speaker Melba Pattillo Beals, a member of the Little Rock Nine, the first to integrate Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. In her book Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Desegregate Little Rock’s Central High School, Beals gives a first-hand account of what she encountered at age 15.