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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.