SGU Celebrates International Women’s Day on Campus

Caylee Cormier , SVM

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8. It is a day where women around the world join hands in solidarity to advocate for key issues like gender equality. It is a time where people reflect on the incredible achievements women and pay homage to the those who stood courageously to break down barriers and pave the way for women today.  

St. George’s University recognizes the significant role that women play in our global society and as leaders in their professional field of choice. For International Women’s Day, SGU News interviewed several students on campus to learn what this day means to them.



Natalie Thomas, SOM


“International Women’s Day is important to me because it is a celebration of women from all walks of life, coming together in their shared unity and strength to uplift each other.” – Natalie Thomas, School of Medicine 



Joann Phillip


“International Women’s Day really reminds me of the struggles of women and the advancements and achievements we’ve made. And now I’m studying at SGU, something that my great grandmother would have never thought she would have been able to do.” – Joann Phillip, School of Arts and Sciences  



“International Women’s Day is important to me because it recognizes women all over the world, the roles that we play, and we get to celebrate how far we’ve come.” – Valcina Stoute, School of Arts and Sciences 



“To me, International Women’s Day is a celebration of women past, present, and future. My advice for any woman pursuing a career in any field is do not give up.” – Mardhalia Charles, School of Arts and Sciences  


Caylee Cormier , SVM


“I believe women have a natural nurturing capability that I would like to display in my career as a future veterinarian. It allows me to celebrate and represent the hard working and beautiful women who have come before me and paved the way.” – Caylee Cormier, School of Veterinary Medicine 


— Istra Bell 


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