Women’s History Month

Copyright Alliance Celebrates Women’s History Month 2023

This year’s theme is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories, which “honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting the human condition decade after decade (National Women’s History Alliance).” Join us in celebrating our woman-identifying creators and their works which reflect the stories of themselves and others!

Focused on celebrating diversity amongst women and their accomplishments, on February 28, 2022, the White House issued a proclamation regarding Women’s History Month 2022, noting that “Every March, Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to honor the generations of trailblazing women and girls who have built our Nation, shaped our progress, and strengthened our character as a people. Throughout our history, despite hardship, exclusion, and discrimination, women have strived and sacrificed for equity and equality in communities across the country. Generations of Native American women were stewards of the land and continue to lead the fight for climate justice. Black women fought to end slavery, advocate for civil rights, and pass the Voting Rights Act…Standing on the shoulders of the heroines who came before them, today’s women and girls continue to carry forward the mission of ensuring our daughters have the same opportunities as our sons…LGBTQI+ women and girls are leading the fight for justice, opportunity, and equality—especially for the transgender community. Women and girls continue to lead groundbreaking civil rights movements for social justice and freedom, so that everyone can realize the full promise of America.”

As the celebration gets underway, be sure to check out the blogs, articles, highlights, and events below to further explore the importance of celebrating women and their contributions throughout history!

More Blogs & Articles from 2023

International Women’s Day 2023

USCO and USPTO Join Global IP Offices in Joint Statement on International Women’s Day 2023: On March 8, International Women’s Day, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as the U.S. Copyright Office, joined more than 35 Intellectual Property (IP) offices and other organizations to release a joint statement that “recognizes the importance of diversity in innovation and creativity and the incredible value that women bring to economic progress.” In a statement by Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter, she notes that, “We are proud to join intellectual property offices from around the world in celebrating this International Women’s Day. Women creators are cornerstones of culture and scientific progress in every area, from music, literature, film, and art to science and technology.” According to a statement by Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, “By uplifting women, we’re creating a more collaborative world for future generations. That said, we must continue to provide our support, through action, beyond the month of March—empowering women remains a consistent goal that benefits our global economy.”  

Creators We’re Highlighting during Women’s History Month 2023

Throughout March, we highlighted a number of incredible, accomplished, talented, and creative women on our social media channels, by sharing their profiles and links to more information.  Below are some of the outstanding women we featured, both current and past, each one a force to reckon with in their own right:

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