International Women’s Day: Inspiring inclusion

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Six women who are UWaterloo alumni

International Women's Day (IWD) on March 8 is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also brings attention to various issues affecting millions of women worldwide, including gender-based discrimination, violence and inequality. It’s a moment to recognize how far we’ve come while acknowledging the work we still need to do to achieve full inclusivity and empowerment.

At the University of Waterloo, we’re fortunate to have many inspiring women among our alumni, faculty, staff and students. On International Women's Day, we recognize their contributions to academia, research and beyond through a series of events and initiatives.