Initiated in 2007 by the Catt Associates student leadership organization and funded by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Women Impacting ISU calendar was developed as a tribute to current students, faculty, and staff who are making a significant positive impact at Iowa State University through their actions, involvement and achievements. More on the origin of the calendar…
Each year, 12 women from a variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds are selected to appear on the calendar. A committee of representatives from Catt Center student programs, previous calendar honorees, and members of the ISU community review the nominations and select the honorees. The poster-sized 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. Honorees have impacted Iowa State through service to their unit or a broader campus audience, in the classroom or through community relationships, and inspire women of all generations. The calendar is open to individuals who identify their gender as “woman,” inclusive of cisgender, transgender, and non-binary identities.
A reception and calendar unveiling is held each January to publicly honor the women featured on that year’s calendar. Free calendars are available at the end of reception.
The 2023 calendars are available for pickup while supplies last at the Catt Center (309 Catt Hall), Sloss House, Beardshear Hall and the Memorial Union. If you would like calendars for distribution at your campus office, contact the Catt Center at 515-294-3181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.