Dear Members of the George Washington University Community,
Today, as we begin celebrations for Women's History Month, we are honoring the many women who have had great impact on our university, our country, and the world.
There are many inspiring women, past and present, who have strengthened our George Washington University community. Their legacies, contributions, and voices have enabled and accelerated the progress not only of our world-class research institution but also of society broadly.
Over many years, we have seen progress toward more equal rights for women and efforts to combat sexism, gender biases, and other inequities. In addition to the terrific work taking place in our schools, departments, and programs, this month we are recognizing the 10th anniversary of the Global Women’s Institute, which has furthered gender equality through research, education, and action. Still, I recognize women continue to face challenges each day and may be concerned or fearful about their rights, freedoms, or gender recognition in society. At our university and beyond, I believe it is very important that we support and advance efforts that create an equitable world for all women—and it is my sincere hope that together we will continue to use our university’s teaching, research, and service mission to fulfill this aspiration.
Mark S. Wrighton