March is Women’s History Month, and there is no shortage of events in Philly celebrating the impact women have made on society. Here are just a few things to check out before the month is over.
Daybreaker PHL: The Future Is Feminine
When: Friday, March 15 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Where: The Foundry, 29 East Allen Street, Philadelphia
Daybreaker is an early morning dance movement in 25 cities around the world. The events start with a 1-hour yoga and fitness experience, and then there’s a massive 2-hour dance party. This is a TRULY unique way to start your workday! This month’s theme is “The Future is Feminine.” Wear something that nods to the future! (Think intergalactic gear, metallic leggings, etc.) The lineup will highlight favorite female talents including Mariah Del Rio, special surprises and tunes by Wassup Gina. This month’s choreography is by Luam, a choreographer, changemaker and creative director to epic women like Beyoncé and Alicia Keys. A dollar of every ticket will be donated to Girls Who Code. Purchase tickets here.
Museum of the American Revolution’s History After Hours: Burn After Reading
When: Tuesday, March 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 101 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia
This after-hours event takes a closer look at some history-making women. Explore the Museum’s exhibits, enjoy happy hour food and drink specials, and learn why some legacy-making women burned their letters. Admission is $10, free for Members. Purchase tickets here.
“Women’s History Month: A Celebration with the Region’s Female Pioneers in Life Science”
When: Thursday, March 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Adaptimmune, 351 Rouse Boulevard, Philadelphia
Women In Bio (WIB) Philadelphia Metro Chapter and Adaptimmune are holding a panel titled “Women’s History Month: A Celebration with the Region’s Female Pioneers in Life Science” at Adaptimmune’s headquarters, the historic Navy Yard. Kimberly Freeman, Vice President of Adaptimmune US, will be moderating the panel. Panelists will include Jane Hollingsworth, founder of Militia Hill Ventures, Maria Maccecchini, founder of QR Pharma, and Priya Bhutani, Founder and CEO of RegDesk.
“We are thrilled to sponsor WIB in this initiative to celebrate three women who paved the way in Philadelphia life sciences,” Freeman said. “These women serve as an inspiration to others who have the desire to make a positive impact on their colleagues, companies and patients.”
The event will include food and drink, an introduction of the pioneers, and an opportunity to hear their stories. Registration and a full agenda can be found here.
Walking Tour: “Lucretia Mott’s Philadelphia”
When: Saturdays and Sundays in March at 2 p.m.
Where: Benjamin Franklin Museum entrance, 317 Chestnut Street
Take a ranger-led walking tour and learn about the life and legacy of local Philadelphian, Lucretia Mott. Discover how her involvement in the anti-slavery movement led to her becoming a leading figure in the fight for votes for women. This is a free event and does not require registration.
Mutter Museum Library Pop-up: Women’s History Month
When: Tuesday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Mutter Museum, 19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia
The Historical Medical Library will be displaying ephemera, books and archival material by women or about women in the history of medicine. This event is included with general admission. Purchase tickets here.