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STEM Lecture at GWU-Nov 20

November 12th, 2014



NWHM invites you to attend “Breaking In: Women & STEM, Then and Now,” the sixth forum in its Initiating Change/Adapting to Change lecture series on Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 pm at The GWU Morton Auditorium.

This program will examine the historical and contemporary aspects of women’s participation in STEM education and careers as well as its impact on American society. Professor Regina Morantz-Sanchez (University of Michigan) and Mimi Lufkin (Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity) are the speakers for the event.

The one-hour discussion will take place at The Morton Auditorium located on The George Washington University’s campus at 6:30 pm, followed by a reception from 7:30-8pm. General admission is $10 but there is a discount code available for NWHM members. Tickets are free for teachers and students with a valid student ID.

Tickets are available at

de Pizan 14

October 6th, 2014
Monday, November 17 2014 5:30 PM 8:30 PM


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Join NWHM and Honorary Chairs, the Honorable Senators Susan Collins and Barbara Mikulski, and Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Marsha Blackburn, and Candice Miller for the fourth annual de Pizan Honors, an event paying tribute to women from the past and present. The Honors will take place on November 17, 2014 at the The Mead Center for American Theater, Arena Stage, in Washington, D.C.

The esteemed honorees for the evening are:

  • Mary Barra (CEO of General Motors) will receive the Katharine Graham Living Legacy Award
  • The Honorable Sally Jewell (Secretary of the Department of the Interior) will receive the Rachel Carson Living Legacy Award
  • Katherine Johnson (early NASA Mathematician) will receive the Maria Mitchell Living Legacy Award (video acceptance)
  • Debbie Sterling (Founder and CEO of Goldieblox) will receive the Louise Fitzhugh Living Legacy Award

The de Pizan Honors stand apart from the hundreds of events that honor women—the lives and contributions of the recipients will have a permanent presence, exhibited within the future National Women’s History Museum, at the National Mall in Washington, DC.  In the interim, while working to get  legislation passed that would allow NWHM to build a physical museum, the Honorees are showcased on the NWHM website.

The VIP ticket holders and Sponsors will enjoy a private buffet dinner reception from 5:30pm to 7pm. There will be a general reception from 6:15 to 7pm featuring a photo booth and the mini exhibit: Women of Courage, Conviction, and Commitment.  A silent auction will be held at the VIP reception and will open up to the general reception at 6:30pm. The Honors ceremony will begin at 7pm. For more details on the event, the Honors, and the Museum please visit the website at

For sponsorship information, call 703-461-1920. We hope to see you there!

Immigration Lecture at GWU-October 22

August 26th, 2014



Tickets are available here.

NWHM invites you to attend “New Beginnings: Immigrant Women and the American Experience,” the fifth forum in its Initiating Change/Adapting to Change lecture series on Wednesday, October 22 at 6pm at The GWU Marvin Center.

The discussion will explore the historical experiences of immigrant women in the U.S., and the unique challenges they have faced in integrating into American culture and society, and its effects on contemporary American culture.  The forum will be led by Dr. Donna Gabaccia (University of Toronto, Scarborough), a scholar of international migration, gender who has written and edited fifteen books on U.S. immigration, migration in world history, and the worldwide Italian diaspora;  and Diane Portnoy, founder of The Immigrant Learning Center (Malden, MA),which provides free English classes to immigrant and refugee adults.

The one-hour discussion will take place at The Marvin Center located on The George Washington University’s campus at 6pm, followed by a reception from 7-7:30pm. General admission is $10 but there is a discount code available for NWHM members. Tickets are free for teachers and students with a valid student ID.

Seeing through the facade

April 9th, 2012

A comment on the Huffington Post article:

“Wow, slow news day? I feel like I need to eat a steak there was so little meat in this story. On one hand you are telling us how other museums have taken 20 or more years to get places “on the mall” and then you end this piece by encouraging donors to ask “Why is it taking so long?” That seem somewhat incongruous. But it is a good question, why is it taking so long.

It is shameful that the contributions of women have not been officially recognized in our nations capital. And I applaud these women for trying to do something about it. It is my understanding that legislation to grant this organization a place on the mall has been introduced several times and yet it goes nowhere. Perhaps we need to gender population of congress to match the gender population of the populous before something gets done about this.

Shame on these two female “reporters” for working so hard to make something out of nothing and in doing so damaging the reputation of an organization that only wants to pay homage to those who came before them. However as they say there is no bad publicity. If you read this “story” and can see past the spin, contact your congressman and tell then that 16 years IS too long to wait and it is time they act now. Grant this gender and this organization the place they deserve.”

-Joe Meyer
(Disclosure: I am the spouse of a NWHM employee)