Herstory Month at the Library


At Bryant University the month of March is full of events highlighting the accomplishments of women in our society. The 15th Annual Women’s Summit on March 15th is quickly approaching with the theme of “Fifteen Years of Empowering Women.” With this and other events on campus focused on the accomplishments of women here are some resources available in the library for your perusal.

If you are looking for a general reference book on the history of women in business then take a look at the Encyclopedia of American Women in Business: From Colonial Times to the Present. There are fascinating entries in this collection that highlight key figures and important events relating to women in business. For another great historical work highlighting the contributions of women in business check out Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business.

In addition to business and entrepreneurship women have made invaluable contributions to arts and letters. Virginia Woolf is considered to be a proto-feminist and set the tone for what would become the Women’s Liberation Movement with her work A Room of One’s Own. Ms. Woolf along with women authors such as Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Steinem, Toni Morrison and countless others have added much to ongoing discourse of art and letters. Virginia Woolf made a case for women’s place not only to develop intellectually and spiritually, but also for a place for women in a patriarchal world.

As the Women’s Summit approaches and other events on campus during Herstory Month check out some of the books and authors we have selected to learn more about the contributions women have made to society in business, arts and letters, society and democracy.