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Women’s History Month

In Focus

Celebrating Women’s History Month

As staff members, then as students and faculty, the women of Harvard paved the way for the next generation, and continue to carve new paths today.

A complicated history

While women weren’t taught at Harvard until 1879, they have always been a part of the University.

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Yesterday’s pioneers

I am not the first woman who ought to have been called to Harvard.”

Alice Hamilton

First woman on the faculty at Harvard

Alice Hamilton

Today’s leaders

The first step to being seen as a leader is to be seen at all.”

Pamela Chen

Creator of “Women Before Me,”
portraits of Harvard Medical School alumnae

A woman wearing a mask

More hills to climb