Since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day has been observed to celebrate the achievements of women and call to action the acceleration of gender parity. March 8 is recognized as International Women’s Day, and collectively we can work to #BreakTheBias, the International Women’s Day 2022 theme.
This August, Alpha Kappa Psi will celebrate the 46th anniversary of women being admitted into the fraternity. The fraternity has come a long way from the first six women initiated at Tri-State University in 1976. The organization has seen its first woman chairs of both the fraternity and foundation board of directors, and the first woman president and vice president of the fraternity.
If you have ever attended a fraternity-wide event, such as Convention, you probably bumped into one of these trailblazers, and you did not realize it. What is even more incredible?
You probably bumped into a trailblazer who has yet to make her mark on the fraternity.
This woman may be currently serving on your executive board or getting ready for her Mid-Term Interview on her journey to join your chapter. She may be studying for the MCAT, or she may be starting her first company. She may also be a woman of color, a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, an immigrant, a first-generation college student, a mother, or… she may hold all these identities.
On this International Women’s Day, let us work to #BreakTheBias for ALL women and continue the journey to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive membership experience in Alpha Kappa Psi.
Do you know a woman leader in her industry (including yourself)? Nominate her for a spotlight on AKPsi’s social media accounts. Both collegiate and alumnae members are welcome to be nominated.
Check out some of the resources below to learn more about International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month, and Alpha Kappa Psi’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day
To learn more about International Women’s Day and how you can take action, visit www.internationalwomensday.com.
To learn more about the DEI efforts being made by IWD Partners such as LinkedIn, HCL Technologies, and John Deere, visit www.internationalwomensday.com/partners.
To check out Exhibits, Collections, Audio and Video resources and learn more about Women’s History Month, visit www.womenshistorymonth.gov.
Alpha Kappa Psi’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
To learn more about Alpha Kappa Psi’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, visit www.akpsi.org/dei.
To catch a glimpse of how women made their mark in AKPsi history, read more at www.akpsi.org/tribute-to-women
To hear what it has been like as a trailblazer in AKPsi, listen to the “Women in AKPsi” episode of the Business Edge podcast at www.akpsi.org/women-in-akpsi