Most history curriculums in the US mention women fewer than 10 times in all of high school. Let's change that.

Teach About Women


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Change Policy


 We change state learning standards to include rich & intersectional material on women and gender.



Change Classrooms


We bring feminist & gender-inclusive resources and practices to classrooms.



Build Communities


We connect groups to support girls and women in seeking success, leadership, and happiness beyond school.


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Our Mission: Change the stories we tell about women, gender, and power in classrooms and beyond.

Our Approach

  • Change Policy: We rewrite educational policy and learning standards to include rich and intersectional material on women and gender.
  • Change Classrooms: We build an online database of resources and offer workshops to give educators the tools and skills they need to teach about women and the complex, intersectional history of gender roles.
  • Build Communities: We cultivate supportive networks through strategic partnerships, social media, and events that connect young women and girls with thoughtful adults of all genders who can help them thrive and succeed beyond school in their personal and professional lives.


Our Vision: We work for a world where

  • Every student gains a more complete understanding of the world, including women and men, explores the complex history of gender roles, and sees themselves as participating in the ongoing development of human identities.
  • Every teacher has access to robust, high-quality resources that address women, gender, and the intersectional experiences of a broad range of humanity.
  • Every school supports intersectional feminist initiatives that dismantle rather than perpetuate oppressive power structures.
  • Everyone, regardless of gender, has supportive communities that extend beyond classrooms to support them in pursuing success, leadership, and happiness.

Most high school history textbooks mention women on fewer than 9% of their pages. 


Young women and girls need role models for leading lives of consequence, conviction and influence. In a time when women continue to struggle to be taken seriously as leaders, paid equitably, and respected in their bodies and minds, we urgently need to teach young people to see women as full and active participants in the human experience. Teaching about women as central to history promotes awareness and respect for women, their perspectives, their priorities, their individual and collective contributions to world history, their professional lives, and their civic participation.

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