International Women's Day

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In honor of International Women's Day

Each year, the Office of International Programs cordially invites members of the UNC Charlotte campus community to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on a date in late March.

Please check back in early Spring 2018 for details about the International Women's Day program for the present academic year.

If interested in serving on the planning committee, please contact the OGEE staff at

The 2017 UNC Charlotte International Women's Day Celebration will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2016 from 3:30 - 5:00pm in the Student Union Multipurpose Room. We are pleased to welcome keynote speaker, Dr. Eylem Atakav. Dr. Atakav will share about her experiences directing the documentary Growing Up Married, a film that explores the lives of child brides in Turkey. On Monday, March 27, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Belk Gymnasium Room 201 Dr. Atakav will screen her film about child brides and engage students in discussion, as a special extension of the traditional one day IWD celebration.

The IWD celebration will recognize individuals involved in international and/or women's issues nominated by their peers. All nominees will be recognized. 

You are also invited to nominate someone who has made an impact on the lives of women locally or globally to be recognized and celebrated on this special day.

2017 International Women's Day Program


Nomination Criteria

  • an international or U.S. American female-identified student in the UNC Charlotte campus community with international interests and whose achievements deserve recognition, OR

  • a UNC Charlotte female-identified faculty or staff member whose work supports international and/or women's initiatives, AND

  • someone who has not been recognized previously (view listing of previously nominated women)

The purpose of this celebration and these nominations is to acknowledge that our campus community is filled with local women who embody the richness of internationalism and we would like to recognize these individuals for their contributions to UNC Charlotte and the world. 

No accomplishment is too small, no experience insignificant.

Please take the time to nominate those whose every day actions deserve distinction.  All nominees will be recognized at the ceremony. 

The 2017 International Women's Day Nomination Form is now CLOSED. Please join us on Monday, March 27 for the film screening of Growing Up Married.

Learn more about International Women's Day.