Celebrating female heroes

In the lead up to International Women’s Day on March 8, the CU Anschutz communications team engaged students, faculty and staff on campus in the global event, asking them to pay tribute to their personal female heroes by placing the names of women who inspire them on a #IWD2019 posterboard as a small way of saying thank you.

As the board became populated, the diversity in people’s heroes quickly became apparent. Tributes ranged from Joan Jett, to fellow colleagues, to civic leaders and Supreme Court Justices, to scientific leaders and visionaries such as Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin. And of course: moms, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins.

Watch a short time-lapse of our heroes project below.

And on this Friday, take a short moment to let someone important to you know the impact they have made on your life. We promise it will make both of your days.

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