Initiated in 2007 by the Catt Associates student leadership organization and funded by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Women Impacting ISU calendar was developed as a tribute to current students, faculty and staff who distinguished themselves through their accomplishments at Iowa State University. Each year, 12 women from a wide variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds are selected to appear on the calendar.
A committee compromised of representatives from Catt Center student programs, previous calendar honorees and members of the ISU community review the applicants and select the honorees.
The poster-size calendar features pictures of the honorees along with a short description of their achievements. This recognition is focused on the important role women play at Iowa State University. Contributions made in the classroom, through campus involvement, through community relationships, and among students and professionals at the institution are considered by the selection committee.
An unveiling celebration is held each January to publicly honor the women selected to appear on the calendar. Following the celebration, 1,000 calendars are distributed to faculty, staff, students, alumni and area businesses. If you would like more information about the calendar, please contact the center at 515.294.3181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.