International Woman's Day

"The story of women's struggle for equality"

International Woman's Day

International Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements. The political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. This is a day which some people celebrate by wearing purple ribbons.

Woman of Science

Woman of Medicine


Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan was born January 20, 1872 – February 2, 1957. She was an American architect in California.She designed more than 700 buildings in California during a long and prolific career. She is best known for her work on Hearst Castle.

Morgan was the first woman to be admitted to the architecture program at l'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first woman architect licensed in California. She designed many buildings for institutions serving women and girls including YWCA buildings and buildings for Mills College.

Morgan was the architect for St. John's Prebyterian Church and many of the buildings at Asilomar Conference Center. Julia Morgan is the first woman to receive the AIA Gold Medal.

Susan B. Anthony

Susan Brownell Anthony born February 15, 1820, was an American social reformer who played a pivotal role in the women's suffarage movement. Together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony fought for women’s right to vote.