rotunda after rain
March 2022


Welcome to UVA's newest tradition, an ongoing, pan-University collaboration, honoring both the collective impact women have had on the University and the many ways UVA women are shaping the present and the future across Grounds and around the world. 

Join us as we celebrate women’s history and “pay tribute to the trailblazers from the recent and distant past for daring to envision a future for which no past precedent existed, and for building a [world] of endless possibilities for all of its women and girls.” (2021 Presidential Proclamation)

Building on recent work to commemorate milestone anniversaries of UVA’s journey to full co-education, the Women’s Center is excited to share a full slate of events offered by a wide range of offices and student organizations for this first Grounds-wide observance of Women’s History Month. 

We are pleased to offer both in-person and virtual events, free and open to all, to engage interested members of the University community wherever they are this spring. 


A Seat at the Table: Embracing Difference and Authenticity

Choose Newcomb South Meeting Room or virtual

Please join us for this fireside chat featuring Lily Hakim (Comm ’08), offered both in-person and virtually.

On Grounds, this event will be held in Newcomb South Meeting Room and will include lunch from Roots. No rsvp is required.

Registration for the virtual event is below. 

Hakim will highlight the top moments of her career path, sharing the key lessons that have shaped her professional

Tours of Women's History at UVA

starting in the Lower East Oval Room of the Rotunda

Join the University Guide Service to explore a refreshed, critical, and intersectional understanding of the women who shaped the university.

Leadership & Legacies: Zintl Award Tradition


Each year since 1998, the Women's Center has been charged with honoring a woman on the University's faculty or staff with the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award in recognition of her professionalism, creativity, and commitment. This year, we will gather many of the Zintl Award recipients to reflect on the meaning of leadership and to celebrate their immeasurable collective impact on the University