Events in 2021

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Two Women of the New Deal: Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor and Berkeley Professor Barbara N. Armstrong

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 4:00PM PST

Explore the contributions of two powerful women. Perkins was the first female Secretary of Labor and Armstrong the first woman appointed to the faculty of a major law school. Both were architects of the Social Security Act.

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Celebrating Women in Mathematics in 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at various international locations

May 12 the birthdate of Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani, is an annual celebration of women in mathematics. Dr. Mirzakhani was an Iranian mathematician / professor at Stanford University and one of the world’s leading experts in geometry and dynamical systems. May12 brings together virtual and local events focused mainly on initiatives from with academia.

Organizing a University wide research project celebrating the contributions of women at Berkeley: The 150w Project

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 12:00-1:00 PST

Catherine Gallagher, Professor Emerita, English, "Time-traveling in Place: a Pandemic-year Odyssey"
Sheila Humphreys, EECS Diversity Director Emerita, “Histories of women in their disciplines: a crowdsourced project”
Anne MacLachlan, Senior Researcher Affiliate, CSHE, “The History of Graduate Women at Berkeley, Making Visible the Invisible”

Emeriti as Mentors: Intergenerational Poster Session

Monday, May 3, 2021, at 2:00 - 3:30 PM PST

Short presentations by student mentees and faculty mentors of their undergraduate research projects (URAP), including: History of Women in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and the Industry; Women in City Planning; Female Asian Student Leaders: Prytanean Women's Honor Society Alumnae

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 2:00 - 3:30 PM PT
A URAP on COVID Vaccine Hesitancy

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The Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program: Susan Ervin-Tripp and Elizabeth L. Scott

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM PST

Professors Ervin-Tripp and Scott, together with their colleague Professor Elizabeth Colson, changed the path of women in academia. This event, Getting to Know Two Remarkable Women Who Led the Fight for Gender Equity at UC Berkeley is presented by: Professor Emerita Rhona S. Weinstein, UCB and Professor Amanda L. Golbeck, U of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Author of Equivalence: Elizabeth L. Scott at Berkeley).

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An Ongoing Revolution: Reflections on Gendered Struggles and Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm PST

Faculty members gather for a discussion of the role and experience of women at Berkeley, asking how have departmental and disciplinary cultures changed over the years? How have issues of gender and feminism been brought to bear on scholarship and teaching? What has been the changing relationship between political battles in the streets and research in the academy? Whose stories have we lost track of as institutional life continues to transform? What fights are still to come?

Archive of 150W-related Events 


  • Thursday, February 6: Lecture by Tara Bunch, "The Road Less Traveled". Conversations with Global Leaders, Banatao Auditorium, Stardja Dai Hall, 12-1pm
  • Monday, February 3: Lecture by Jennifer Hirsch, "Intersections of Power: Sexual Assault, Public Health and the Making of Sexual Citizens." 820 Barrows Hall, 12:00-1:30pm.

Panels and Conferences

  • Women in Psychology: Changemakers on the Frontlines. Speakers:  Laura Helmuth, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American, and Sybil Madison, Deputy Mayor, Education & Human Services, City of Chicago. Two exemplary psychology Ph.D. alumni who are working for the public good at a time of misinformation and shocking disparities reflect on lessons from psychology.

 A Conversation with Professor Laura Hyun Yi Kang"


  • Friday, February 21: Cal-Oregon Women's Basketball Game with with Honorary Coach Tsu-Jae King Liu (Dean, College of Engineering). Haas Pavilion, 6PM
  • Sunday, Feburary 9: Cal-UCLA Women's Basketball Game with with Honorary Coaches Linda Burton (Dean, School of Social Welfare) and Janet Broughton (Executive Dean, College of Letters and Sciences). Haas Pavilion, 2PM

Women's basketball honorary coaches

Burton (left) and  Broughton (right)

  • Friday, Feburary 7: Cal-USC Women's Basketball Game with with Honorary Coaches Renee Chow (Acting Dean, College of Environmental Design) and Prudence Carter (Dean, Graduate School of Education). Haas Pavilion, 7PM

Feb 7 womens basketball game honorary coaches

Chow (left) and Carter (right)

  • Cal-Colorado Women's Basketball Game with with Honorary Coach Raka Ray (Dean of the Division of Social Sciences)
  • Cal-Utah Women's Basketball Game with Honorary Coach Lisa García Bedolla (Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division)
  • Cal-Stanford Women's Basketball Game with Honorary Coach Carol Christ (Chancellor)

Other Celebrations