Marie Curie and Science win!

After an overtime match between Susan B. Anthony and Marie Cure, Marie Curie has emerged victorious!

Please join us next year as we do this all over again with a field of 64 more women in the same or different categories.

Thank you to everyone for participating. The final bracket may be viewed here march-madness-bracket 1.

About March Into Women’s History

“I didn’t know March was Women’s History Month,” said a student who attended the Jandoli School of Communication’s Woman of Promise panel two years ago.

“That’s because all you hear about in March is college basketball and the bracket,” said one of our panelists.

“We need a women’s history bracket,” said Kimberly DeSimone, faculty member in the Jandoli School of Communication.

“We need a women’s history bracket,” echoed Pauline Hoffmann, dean of the Jandoli School of Communication.

An idea was born and a project was realized.

Two years later Professor DeSimone and Dean Hoffmann convened women from across campus – and one gentleman – to develop the idea and launch the initial Women’s History Bracket. Dubbed March into Women’s History, the initial bracket takes 16 women in each of four categories (STEM, business, government, advocacy) for a total of 64 women, much as the NCAA basketball bracket is constructed.

Please join us throughout March as we take our bracket of 64 outstanding women and vote down to the final woman. We need you!

Follow us and vote on social media and visit this site often.

Join the conversation! Do you know all of the women on the list? Do you think we missed someone? Tell us what you think. Share your thoughts.

To view the updated 2017 March Into Women’s History bracket, please click march-madness-bracket 1.

Here’s How It Works

Please go to our website ( to read about each of the dynamic women in our inaugural bracket. The women are divided into four categories and each category has a page on the website:

  • Women in STEM
  • Women in Business
  • Women in Government
  • Women in Advocacy

You may also view information using our Facebook (March Into Women’s History), Twitter and/or Instagram (marchintowhm) accounts.

Please vote!

The bracket and March Into Women’s History need you! Please take a look at the bios and vote accordingly. We generated the placements randomly, you may not like the placement of the women, but we wanted to make the process as fair as possible. Vote as often as you like. Share the information with your friends so that they may participate.

Join the Conversation!

Please join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the website. Tell us why you chose the women you did. Tell us who we’ve missed (there are so many extraordinary women in each category that there are bound to be some you would like to have seen). Tell us why Women’s History Month is so important. Share your thoughts.

Important Dates

We started our bracket with 64 women. We need to narrow that down to one woman! Please keep the following dates in mind.

  • Starting March 3, 2017 begin voting in the first round. You will have until midnight, March 7 to vote. We will narrow the field from 64 to 32.
  • March 8 we will announce the next round and start voting. We will narrow the field from 32 to 16.
  • The Sweet 16 will be announced on March 16.
  • On March 17 we will start voting to narrow the field to our Elite 8.
  • March 20 we will announce the Elite 8 and start voting to narrow to our Final Four.
  • The Final Four will be announced on March 23. Voting will start to narrow the field to our final two women.
  • March 27 we will start voting for our final woman.
  • She will be announced on March 30.