Who run the world? Girls. And in honor of Women’s History Month, local businesses and organizations are stepping up to celebrate women here in Cambridge and beyond. We’ve rounded up a whole bunch of panels, movie screenings and other ways you can participate.
Here’s what’s happening in Cambridge:
- On March 2, Venture Cafe Kendall is hosting a Female Founders Night, where you can listen to successful women tell their stories and network with other powerful professionals.
- To empower and encourage the young gals in your life, head to the MIT Museum on March 4 for Girls Day. They’ll be celebrating women in STEM with some fun thanks to students and professors from the MIT Math Department.
- The current exhibition at Harvard’s Schlesinger Library is Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement. It showcases the incredible work of feminist photographers who documented and shaped the 21st-century women’s liberation movement. Exhibit runs through March 17 and is free and open to the public!
- From March 1 through March 8, the Brattle is kicking off “A Year of Women in Cinema,” highlighting films from the early days of Hollywood.
- Bring out your inner rocker and check out the Ladies Rock Camp Boston March 2017 Showcase. Head to the Elks Lodge on March 5 for a taste of nine new bands featuring incredible young women.
- “Be bold for a change” and celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) with music, poetry and collaborative art. Bring your art supplies and a poem to the YWCA Cambridge!
- Take your clothes to the Thread and Thrive: Clothing Drive & Celebration at Naco Taco on March 8. It’s a wonderful chance to network and do good at the same time!
- For those who like to celebrate in cemeteries—it’s normal, we promise—Mount Auburn Cemetery will host Women’s History Walk: Honoring Women in Labor and Business on March 25. Stroll around the cemetery grounds while members of Mount Auburn staff and docents share stories of inspiring women buried on the grounds.
And a Women’s History Month event worth crossing the river for:
- Head over to the The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston for the International Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism. All genders and identities are welcome to participate. Folks can drop by between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to work on growing the count of female Wikipedia editors and help enrich these Wiki topics.
Is your business or organization doing something to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women this month? Add your event to this list by submitting it to our online calendar or contacting Kate Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.