March 30, 2017

Women in recent generations have made remarkable progress in academia and the workforce — but there’s a lot left to do.

As Women’s History MonthWomen’s History Month began with a “Real Woman” essay contest in Sonoma County, California, in 1978. In the 1980s, the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to designate a month to highlight the accomplishments of women in history, saying such details represented less than 5 percent of the content in school textbooks. March has been recognized as Women’s History Month since 1987. draws to a close, ASU Now has gathered professors from astrophysics to environmental law and asked them to share their experiences as leaders in their fields and to discuss the accomplishments that are making things better for women in the future. 

Deanna Dent

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