International Women’s Day at Virginia Tech
(Event video is embedded below.)
March 16, 2021
The 2021 International Women’s Day celebration at Virginia Tech, held on March 8, included a panel discussion facilitated by Maria Elisa Christie, director of women and gender in international development at the Center for International Research, Education, and Development.
The panelists were:
- Farida Jalalzai, a professor of political science and the associate dean for global initiatives and engagement in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
- Helena Carvalho, an associate professor and block director at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine; and
- Najla Mouchrek, program director for interfaith leadership and holistic development at Virginia Tech.
International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. International Women’s Day has taken place every year for well over a century, with the first gathering in 1911 supported by more than a million people.
The International Women’s Day celebration at Virginia Tech was co-sponsored by Cranwell International Center, Fralin Life Sciences Institute, the Graduate School, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Women’s Center.