NYUWomxn100 celebrates the lives, pursuits, innovations, and achievements of womxn of transgender, non-binary, and cisgender experiences. We honor womxn who have been historically overlooked in their pursuits, innovations, and accomplishments across our global communities.

2020 marks 100 years since the U.S. ratified the 19th amendment, though not all women gained access to their vote. The global legacies of women forging justice and gender equality are rich, and still in motion. NYU takes this moment to revisit our pasts as we innovate our collective futures.

NYUWomxn100 events will recognize the often unseen and unacknowledged efforts of womxn, particularly those of historically and contemporary marginalized backgrounds. Join us for year-long programming, events, and exhibits.

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Featured Events


On Monday, March 8, for the marquee culminating event of the NYUWomxn100 University-wide, year-long initiative! In collaboration with the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, we hosted our inaugural NYU Dorothy Irene Height Faculty Award and NYU Trailblazer Award Ceremony.

Each year, we will honor a current and a posthumous NYU faculty member, and a Trailblazer who has made path-breaking contributions in leadership to diversity, inclusion, equity, and access.

The 2021 ceremony was planned to correspond with the annual International Women’s Day. This year, we were honored to have Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, co-host the awards ceremony with Dr. Lisa Coleman. Dr. Cole is the current National Chair for the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) which was led by Dorothy Height for more than 50 years.

LS Womxn100: Films in Conversation

Film artwork for 'Paola Makes a Wish' by Zhannat Alshanova

'Paola Makes a Wish' by Zhannat Alshanova

View this month's film, “Paola Makes a Wish” by Zhannat Alshanova.

Part of LS NYUWomXn100, Films in Conversation is a series that brings together a short cinematic work each month, directed by a womxn, femme identified or non-binary filmmaker.

The film is selected by a LS Core or Global Liberal Studies student or alumni, who responds to the film through a form they choose.

100 Year | 100 Women Conversation Series

100 year 100 Women Conversation Series

Join the Park Avenue Armory and The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the launch of the 100 Years | 100 Women Conversation Series, a continuation of 100 Years. 

100 Women initiative celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment’s ratification granting some women the right to vote.

The Conversation Series will engage the project’s participants in a set of two informal lunchtime chats every month through the end of August. Each moderated conversation features a discussion amongst a diverse, multidisciplinary group of participants that explores specific topics that resonate with the Project and are responsive to the complexities and turbulence of the pandemic era.

Select participants include Murielle Borst-Tarrant, Rashida Bumbray, Caridad “La Bruja” De La Luz, Karen Finley, Andrea Jenkins, Shola Lynch, Toshi Reagon, Martha Redbone, Split Britches, Marilee Talkington, Imani Uzuri, and many more.

Conversation 1 - Fri, April 30 12 - 1pm  |  Topic: Power of the Vote: Legacy of the 19th Amendment

100 Year | 100 Women Virtual Exhibition

Chillin' with Lady Liberty by Renee-Cox

Thank you to everyone who registered and joined us for our NYUWomxn100 partnered event, 100 Years | 100 Women Celebration of Commissions: Virtual Watch Party on August 18, 2020.

100 Years | 100 Women was led by the Park Avenue Armory and National Black Theatre, along with eight other New York City-based cultural partners:



Apollo Theater; The Juilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; and Urban Bush Women.

We were beyond thrilled to be a sponsoring partner for this exciting project marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Our office––in partnership with the NYU Tisch Department of Photography & Imaging and the NYU Institute of African American Affairs and Black Visual Culture––were also excited to have launched the virtual exhibition, Women Creating Nouns, Not Adjective: Votes for Women, in conjunction with the project 100 Years | 100 Women.  

Past Events

Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole

Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole

NYUWomxn100 Kick Off honoring Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole  

March 3, 2020

The Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation (OGI) was excited to launch NYUWomxn100–March 2020 to March 2021–on March 3, 2020 honoring Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, the first African-American woman president of Spelman College, former Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, and noted anthropologist, with the NYU Trailblazers Award

Watch the full recording of the ceremony with Dr. Johnetta B. Cole

Indya Moore

Indya Moore

A Virtual Conversation with Indya Moore

April 9, 2020

Thank you for joining NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion for a virtual conversation with Indya Moore who spoke on topics including trans-visibility, representation, and gender.


Tanya Selvaratnam

Tanya Selvaratnam

COVID-19 and Relationship Violence: A Conversation with Tanya Selvaratnam

April 29, 2020

Thank you for joining NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion for a virtual conversation with Tanya Selvaratnam who joined us for a discussion on relationship violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Watch the full recording of the coversation with Tanya Sevaratnam.

Aberash You Give Me Light by Joey Kennedy

Aberash You Give Me Light by Joey Kennedy

Women and Migration(s)

Wednesday | June 2020

Thank you for joining NYU Washington, DC in welcoming NYU Tisch's Deb Willis and Ellyn Toscano with Cheryl Finley of Spelman's AUC Art Collective for the four-part series on Women and Migration(s).

Watch the full recording of the series: 

Dr. Nell Irvin Painter

Dr. Nell Irvin Painter

Historical Perspectives on Whiteness: An Intersectional Conversation with Dr. Nell Irvin Painter

July 8, 2020

Thank you to everyone that joined our Summer Reads conversation focusing on the works of esteemed scholar and artist, Dr. Nell Irvin Painter. This conversation focused on the first NYU Summer Reads selection, Dr. Painter’s highly acclaimed and NYTimes Bestselling publication, The History of White People.

Watch the full recording of the conversation with Dr. Nell Irvin Painter.

Alicia Garza headshot

Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza in Conversation with Dr. Lisa Coleman

October 22, 2020

Thank you to everyone that joined us on Thursday, October 22, 2020 for a virtual talk. Alicia Garza, Principal at Black Futures and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter was in conversation with Dr. Lisa Coleman, NYU’s Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, and Chief Diversity Officer. Alicia’s first book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, is now available on One World (Penguin Random House).

Co-sponsored by NYU VotesNYUWomxn100The Brennan Center for Justice, and Center for Black Visual Culture and Institute for African American Affairs.

Watch full recording of the conversation with Alicia Garza.

Layla Saad

Layla Saad

An Intimate Conversation with Layla Saad: A Year Later

November 18, 2020

Thanks for joining the intimate and intersectional conversation with Layla Saad. With an introduction by Dr. Lisa Coleman and facilitated by Melissa Carter, Global Spiritual Life. This conversation focused on Saad’s now New York Times bestselling book, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor.  

This conversation was brought to you by GSL, OGI and the NYUWomxn100 initiative, as the next installment of the Mindful Activism speaker series, inspiring the NYU community with calls to action to fight the inequalities and injustices across the world, and advance equity and inclusion.

Watch the full recording of An Intimate Conversation with Layla Saad: A Year Later

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Global Scholars & Innovators Series: A Conversation with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

November 30, 2020

Thanks for joining us for a special event with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, artist, and author of five books, including Dancing On Our Turtle’s Back, Islands of Decolonial Love, This Accident of Being Lost, As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance, and the focus of our discussion, her latest novel Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies. Co-sponsored by the Office of Global Inclusion, NYU Womxn100, NYU BeTogether and Native Studies Forum.

Watch full recording of the conversation with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.