Women’s History Month in Nashville


You may or may not know that the entire month of March is designated as Women’s History Month.

Women's History Month in Nashville
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“As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration for 1978.”

During that week, many schools and even the public, planned special programs to observe and celebrate women. This led to a movement in 1979 of many other schools across the nation celebrating a Women’s History Week. Momentum built and in 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week.

By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.

This is a great opportunity to discuss notable women in our history and what they meant to our country and the world.

National Geographic Kids has a great article that highlights women such as Sacagawea, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Madeleine Albright, and Misty Copeland. But there are many more profiles to explore there, and it is a great resource!

I also suggest visiting your local bookstore or library! You are sure to find great references and books to read with your children, or even for yourself!

Events around the area to participate in:

Celebrate the First Day of Women’s History Month at Drifter’s BBQ!

The Lady and the Empress: The Life and Music of Bessie Smith
March 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ($25 – $27.50) The Williamson County Performing Arts Center is honoring Women’s History Month by presenting “The Lady and the Empress.” The production is a one-person show performed, as well as created, by Doris Fields, who has a four-piece backing band. Fields’ show honors the life, times, and work of Bessie Smith, a 1920s blues artist who earned the title the “Empress of the Blues.”

2024 International Women’s Day Celebration
March 8, 6-9P, The Collab Coworking and Event Space
132 Maple Row Boulevard #Suite 640, Hendersonville
Come join us at The Collab Coworking and Event Space for a vibrant celebration of International Women’s Day! This event is a fantastic opportunity to honor and empower women from all walks of life. We’ll have inspiring speakers and interactive networking sessions to connect with other like-minded individuals. Let’s come together to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women in our area. Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this empowering event!

Women in Tennessee Whiskey Brunch
March 9, 11A
1414 Clinton Street, Nashville
Celebrate Women’s History Month in Nashville with Bourbon Women Tennessee and the Women in Tennessee Whiskey Brunch! Bourbon Women will be joining with our friends at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery and the Tennessee Whiskey Trail to bring a presentation that you won’t want to miss, Women in Tennessee Whiskey: Then & Now. Your ticket includes a delectable brunch buffet, two drink tickets, and your seat for a panel discussion with four women currently working in the whiskey world discussing the roles women have played in the Tennessee Whiskey world over the years.

Nashville SC will honor Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 10 vs. LA Galaxy at 2:00 p.m.

Southern Grist Brewing’s 3rd Annual Women’s Day Market
March 10, 11A-3P
5010 Louisiana Ave, Nashville
March 8 is International Women’s Day! We couldn’t think of a better way to showcase and support local women-owned businesses than our International Women’s Day Market on March 10th from 11am-3pm in our Nations parking lot! Year 3 is bigger than ever! Come out to support 40+ local women vendors with cold beers and delicious food from L by Lauter!

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble at the Parthenon
March 10, 7:30P
2500 West End Ave, Nashville
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble makes their ECHO debut this season celebrating International Women’s Day with Centennial Park Conservancy. The evening will feature women composers throughout history with compositions that lend themselves to the unique reverb of the Nashville Parthenon. ALIAS is a nonprofit chamber ensemble dedicated to an innovative repertoire, artistic excellence, and a desire to give back to the community. Its wide-ranging repertoire brings Nashville audiences a mix of chamber music that cannot be heard anywhere else. They have been nominated for a GRAMMY award (Best Small Ensemble Performance), recorded four albums to date comprised of world premiere recordings by American composers. To date, ALIAS has performed over 39 world premieres.

The Women of the Country
March 12, 7P
3rd & Lindsley, 818 3rd Ave S., Nashville, TN
In celebration of women’s history month, we’re honored to highlight these amazing upcoming female artist!

Women in Business: A Women’s History Month Panel
March 20 · 5 – 8pm
Ampersand Studios- 1030 16th Avenue South #2nd Floor Nashville
Join us for a panel presentation that aims to celebrate female voices and visionaries in honor of Women’s History Month. This panel session, hosted by Valentina Lara, Marketing Manager at Ampersand Studios, is designed to pass the mic and provide a platform in which female founders and business leads can share their story. We invite you to network with panelists and attendees after the panel with sips and bites in the Member’s Lounge. We hope that this panel and networking opportunity will leave you feeling empowered and inspired!

Lemons 2 Lemonade- HERSTORY: Owning our Voice and Elevating Our Brand
March 23, 11- 1:30, Harriet’s Rooftop, One Hotel, 710 Demonbreun St, Nashville
Brand building has become a way for business owners and career professionals to give a voice to their personal narratives that have impacted their businesses and careers in major ways. The power of our voice and honing into our narratives can create community, empowerment and opportunities. In honor of Women’s History Month, this panel will feature women who have used self-promotion and public speaking to elevate their brands and offer tips for other women to find their niche and their brand narrative to share and impact the world with. Attendees will enjoy a complimentary cocktail and light bites with their ticket, and an opportunity to network with other women.

Middle Tennessee State University has multiple events to celebrate during the month of March! See the full list here.

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