09 March 2011

International Women's Day

Celebrating women in public service

As of today (March 8th), it has been 100 years since the establishment of International Women's Day.  Even as a woman, I wasn't aware that this day existed until my supervisor at the Public Service Center brought it to my attention in the form of an article pitch to showcase a hidden gem at MIT: the MIT Women's League.  I then spent the last few weeks reading about the League's rich legacy, talking with some of its board members, and reading about intriguing public service projects the League has funded - for women, by MIT women.

These exciting conversations culminated in an article that was published in MIT News.  It's a short piece that focuses the limelight on the Women's League's tradition of public service - both to the community of MIT and on a global scale.  Take a look and let me know what you think.