Celebrating Women’s History Month at Fletcher

Celebrating Women’s History Month at Fletcher

At Fletcher, Women’s History Month is about more than honoring influential women throughout the ages. It’s about celebrating the gifts and contributions of all women – past, present, and future.

This March, you’ll have the opportunity to hear Fletcher faculty, alumnae, and students reflect on women who have changed the course of history and those who are making an impact every day, bridging the gender divide, and working to create a just and equitable society for all.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight

Women’s History Month Interview Series

The Leir Institute for Migration and Human Security is highlighting Fletcher alumnae who have not only made a significant impact in their respective industries, but also in the Fletcher community. Current students interviewed alumnae about their work and Fletcher’s impact on their trajectory.

Women’s History Month Events at Fletcher

International Women's Day Celebration with Dr. Sima Samar

3/8/2023, 5:30pm-7:30pm

ASEAN Auditorium

Sima Samar, MD, is an Afghan woman and human rights advocate, activist and social worker. She served as Minister of Women's Affairs of Afghanistan from December 2001 to July 2002. She was the Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) from 2002 to 2019. From 2005 to 2009, she served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Sudan. In 2011, she was part of the newly founded Truth and Justice party. In 2012, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "her longstanding and courageous dedication to human rights, especially the rights of women, in one of the most complex and dangerous regions in the world." Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar at Tufts University's Fletcher School.

3rd Annual Black Women's Empowerment Conference


This year’s 3rd Annual Black Women’s Empowerment Conference (BWEC) seeks to recognize that shift and bring Black women together to conjure forward that reawakened spirit. This year’s theme, "Rise, Reawaken, Rediscover: A Black Woman's Renaissance," acknowledges that revolutionary mood becoming alive again, as well as positions Black women at the frontier of that change.

Solomont Speaker Series: Dahlia Lithwick & "Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America"

3/28/2023, 5:30pm-6:30pm

ASEAN Auditorium

When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, many women committed to challenging his administration – with the power of the judicial system behind them. In her recent New York Times best-selling book, "Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America,” author and Supreme Court reporter Dahlia Lithwick uplifts these women’s stories and achievements from the birth of Trumpism to the death of Roe v. Wade. Join a conversation with Lithwick to discuss "Lady Justice," the mobilization of women in the law during the Trump Era and what it means to be a citizen activist.