Observing Women's History Month 2024

Photograph shows a full-length portrait of Harriet Tubman (1820?-1913) looking directly at the camera with folded hands resting on back of an upholstered chair.

Dear CUNY SPS Community,

March 1st marks the start of Women’s History Month, a time for us to reflect on and honor the incredible contributions of women both past and present, and to recognize the unique and indispensable role that women continue to play in shaping our world. As a woman, this celebration is particularly poignant for me, knowing first-hand the obstacles and challenges women everywhere face with regard to achieving original expression, advancing careers, juggling motherhood and work, and being recognized as equals in society.  

In 2024, the month’s theme is Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). At CUNY SPS, we are privileged to enjoy a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff who exemplify this charge and the spirit of resilience, innovation, and leadership that defines women's history. From trailblazing scholars and activists to visionary leaders and entrepreneurs, women have always been at the forefront of driving positive change and progress in every field imaginable within American society, as well as globally.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, I invite you to explore the wonderful resources that our Committee on Institutional Equity and Diversity (CIED)—itself a remarkable advocacy organization that includes a group of women within CUNY SPS dedicated to advancing EDI—has curated for our community.

Local New York Women’s History Month Events and Exhibitions

National Organizations with Women’s History Month Information and Programming

Harriet Tubman Day (March 10)

Throughout the month of March, I invite you to participate in the various events and initiatives listed above, as we honor and amplify the voices and experiences of women everywhere.

Thank you for your continued dedication to making CUNY SPS a place where diversity is celebrated, and where the contributions of women are specifically valued and recognized. Together, let us continue to build a brighter and more inclusive future for all.


Dr. Lisa R. Braverman, PhD

Dean, CUNY School of Professional Studies