Where to Celebrate Women's History Month

Celebrating Women's History Month in Chicago

Connecting Communities | March 2021

March is Women's History Month and in preparation, we have collected a list of virtual and in person events that focus on celebrating the many achievements of women throughout history.


Apsaalooke Women and Warriors Exhibit


The Field Museum

Warriors who are fearless in battle. Powerful women who are keepers of war shields and their stories. Beaders, artists, mothers, two-spirited people. Hear their voices and many others in Apsáalooke Women and Warriors.

In this exhibition, learn about the history, values, and beliefs of the Apsáalooke (Ahp-SAH-luh-guh) people of the Northern Plains, also known as the Crow. Understand and honor the tradition of “counting coup”—performing acts of bravery. From 100-year-old war shields to contemporary beadwork and fashion, Apsáalooke community members tell their stories and share vibrant works of art. Click here for more info.



She Jumps: Get the Girls Out Initiative

March 5-7


This year for International Women's Day, SheJumps is bringing our signature Get the Girls Out! program to women and girls everywhere. A global initiative to encourage outdoor play, Get the Girls Out! on March 5-7, 2021 is a free virtual event that inspires and encourages participants to get outside through fun challenges that can be accomplished anywhere. Regardless of age, ability, geographic location, or experience in the outdoors, Get the Girls Out! celebrates the power of nature to uplift and inspire. Click here for more info.



INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY TOGETHER WE RIDE 2021: A bike ride for equality, inclusion and change.

March 6-8


To celebrate the achievements, persistence and future of women around the world by doing a bike ride in honor of International Women’s Day.  Let’s ride together virtually as we strive to promote gender balance in the world, raise awareness against bias and spread the word about this impactful day.  International Women’s Day is every year on March 8th. Click here for more info.  



She’s Speaking Panel

March 8


Join four amazing women leaders for a thought provoking panel discussion on redefining self-love, entrepreneurship and building WIN/WIN partnerships. Speaker panelists include: Ashley Clark, Founder and CEO of Sense to Cents, Nikia Phoenix, Founder of Brown Girl Beautiful, Otescia Johson, Founder and CEO of B.O.Y.( Bet On Yourself) and Brittany Bosco, Founder and Creative Director of SLUG Agency. The panel moderator will be Michelle Rouche founder and CEO of She Is International. Click here for more info.



Challenging Bias to Rise Together Panel

March 11

Virtual Event

This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge. Choosing to challenge inequity, gender bias, and barriers to entry for women in the workplace creates an inclusive environment where everyone succeeds. In this panel, our speakers will discuss the unique challenges of being a working professional during COVID-19, obstacles they’ve overcome in their careers, and how women in the workplace can lift one another up for mutual success. Click here for more info.

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