March is Women's History Month, and at TWU, the nation’s only women-focused university system, 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.

2022 Stories

Theo Sam-brew
Theodora Sam-Brew

As Student Government Association (SGA) President, Theodora “Theo” Sam-Brew wants to encourage more students to get involved with SGA at TWU.

Angeles Nava
Angeles Nava, PhD, RN

Angeles Nava, an assistant professor of nursing at TWU’s Houston campus, has devoted seven years to researching intimate partner violence.

Cynthia Nevels in her SoulGood restaurant location on TWU
Cynthia Nevels

Cynthia Nevels never imagined her journey as a student at TWU would one day lead her to play a pivotal role in establishing the first Black-owned restaurant at her alma mater.

The Oneiroi

As non-engineers competing in a NASA-sponsored engineering design challenge, an all-female team of TWU kinesiology seniors knew they’d be heavy underdogs.

Roxanne Vogel smiles in an office setting.
Roxy Gonzales-Vogel

A year after she accomplished one of the fastest ascents ever of Mt. Everest, she added her name to another elite roster when she climbed to the summit of Mt. Vinson in Antarctica.

Stacie McDavid riding a horse.
Stacie Dieb McDavid

Whether it’s cutting horses, running a business, governing a university system or even throwing a javelin, Stacie Dieb McDavid has a way of leaving a lasting impression.

Sarah Weddington
Sarah Weddington

Sarah Weddington’s legacy is defined by much more than one landmark court case. She devoted her life to improving opportunities for women in Texas, the U.S. and internationally.

Vicki Byrd in her police officer
Vicki Byrd

Vicki Byrd didn’t know anything about Denton when her best friend asked her to attend TWU with her. Now she represents her adopted hometown as a member of the Denton City Council.


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.

2021 Stories

Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals graphic
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.

2020 Stories

Kirsten Tulchin-Francis
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.

Topiary shaped to form the letters
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.