45 Inspiring Women’s History Month Trivia Questions 2024

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Ben Aflalo

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45 Women's History Month Trivia Questions and Answers

In the United States, Women’s History Month has been celebrated every year since 1987 when the event received official designation from Congress. However, it’s been unofficially observed since the 1970s. It’s now also recognized in the UK and Canada, with the month-long event recognizing the historical impact of female trailblazers and the untold stories that have helped shape contemporary culture. 

Every event receives a unique theme, with past ones focusing on things like activism, empowerment, and legacy. If you’re keen to combat sexism and promote equality in the workplace, make sure you’re setting aside some time this March to observe this important event. Looking for ways to shine a spotlight on key historical figures and famous females from bygone eras? Women’s History Month trivia is an easy choice. 

Why Should You Celebrate Women’s History Month at Work? 

Although the gender pay gap is closing and workplaces are largely free of sexism, we still have a way to go before we achieve true gender equality. While any self-respecting business should commit to ongoing equality initiatives, March is an ideal time to champion the role of women in the workplace. 

Why Should You Celebrate Women’s History Month at Work

Anyone still stunted by a chauvinistic mindset will have their outlook challenged by tales of resilience and self-made success stories. What’s more, female employees will feel empowered and inspired by the women who came before them and became captains of industry

Tips for Hosting a Successful Women’s History Month Event 

There’s no point committing to Women’s History Month if you’re going to do things by half measures. Although it has a lower profile than February’s Black History Month, there are still many initiatives you can take inspiration from. 

For a successful event, make sure you’re filling the schedule with activities that everyone can engage with. Some of these, such as empowerment workshops, can be catered exclusively to your female workforce. However, most of them should be open to employees of any gender. 

Along with games and creative exercises, don’t overlook the importance of education during Women’s History Month. Encourage independent learning by sharing useful links to websites and reading materials, or bring in a third party to offer unique insights from a fresh perspective. While you might not be able to secure a high-profile business personality as a guest speaker, you can look to women-owned organizations closer to home. 

45 Women’s History Month Trivia Questions

1. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?

Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize

2. Which woman is known as the “Mother of Modern Physics” for her work on radioactivity?

3. Who wrote the feminist classic “The Second Sex”?

4. What year did women in the United States gain the right to vote?

5. Which African American woman became the first female self-made millionaire in the United States?

6. Who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?

7. Which woman served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 1980s?

8. Who is the Mexican artist known for her self-portraits and surrealist paintings?

9. Which astronaut holds the record for the longest cumulative time spent in space by an American?

10. Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

11. In what year did the United Nations declare March 8 as International Women’s Day?

12. Who is the founder of modern nursing?

13. Which women’s rights activist co-authored “The Woman’s Bible”?

14. Who became the first female Secretary of State in the United States?

15. What Indian woman was the first female Prime Minister of India?

16. Who is the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

17. Which American abolitionist and women’s rights activist escaped slavery to become a leading speaker and writer?

18. Who is the first woman to win two Nobel Prizes in two different scientific fields?

19. What British suffragette leader is known for her militant tactics in the women’s suffrage movement?

20. Who is often referred to as the “Queen of Soul”?

21. Which American actress and singer was the first African American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress?

22. Who founded the American Red Cross?

23. Which woman is credited with the discovery of the structure of DNA?

24. Who was the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?

25. Which Chinese-born American architect designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.?

26. Who wrote the poem “Phenomenal Woman”?

27. Which woman was the first to swim across the English Channel?

28. What suffragist leader was arrested for voting illegally in the 1872 presidential election?

29. Who is known for her pioneering work in the field of primatology and her study of wild chimpanzees?

30. Which Native American woman was an influential advocate for indigenous rights and environmental issues?

31: Who is the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, awarded for her activism for girls’ education?

32. What American actress, businesswoman, and inventor held the patent for a communication system used in early versions of Wi-Fi?

33. Who is the first and only woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences?

34. Which woman was a key figure in the American Civil Rights Movement and famous for refusing to give up her bus seat?

35. Who is the first openly transgender person to be elected to a U.S. state legislature?

36. Which woman, known as the “Lady with the Lamp,” is considered the founder of modern nursing?

37. Who was the first woman to sail solo around the world?

38. What African American woman is known for her contributions to the field of computer programming?

39. Who was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry?

40. Which American aviator mysteriously disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the globe?

41. Who is the co-founder of the #MeToo movement?

42. What woman was the first female war correspondent who covered World War II for the Associated Press?

43. Who was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

44. Which woman served as the U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President George W. Bush?

45. Which Indian astronaut became the first woman to travel in space?

Women’s History Month Trivia Answers: 

1. Marie Curie

2. Marie Curie

3. Simone de Beauvoir

4. 1920

5. Madam C.J. Walker

6. Amelia Earhart

7. Margaret Thatcher

8. Frida Kahlo

9. Peggy Whitson

10. Marie Curie

11. 1977

12. Florence Nightingale

13. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

14. Madeleine Albright

15. Indira Gandhi

16. Harper Lee

17. Sojourner Truth

18. Marie Curie

19. Emmeline Pankhurst

20. Aretha Franklin

21. Halle Berry

22. Clara Barton

23. Rosalind Franklin

24. Sandra Day O’Connor

25. Maya Lin

26. Maya Angelou

27. Gertrude Ederle

28. Susan B. Anthony

29. Jane Goodall

30. Wilma Mankiller

31. Malala Yousafzai

32. Hedy Lamarr

33. Elinor Ostrom

34. Rosa Parks

35. Danica Roem

36. Florence Nightingale

37. Laura Dekker

38. Grace Hopper

39. Edna St. Vincent Millay

40. Amelia Earhart

41. Tarana Burke

42. Martha Gellhorn

43. Toni Morrison

44. Condoleezza Rice

45. Kalpana Chawla

Celebrate Women’s History Month in Style with Gloww

Whether you’re keeping it simple with challenging trivia questions or have a more varied slate of activities planned, it makes sense for every business to embrace Women’s History Month. However, you’ll need a reliable conferencing platform if you want to celebrate Women’s History Month virtually. 

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Gloww

With a user-friendly interface, collaborative activities, and a huge selection of games, Gloww is an ideal choice of platform for hosting your next Women’s History Month celebrations. You can use our template library to get things started or let your imagination run wild and create meeting sessions and presentations from scratch. 

Have a look our templates such as Valentine’s Day team activity, Haunted Halloween, Thanksgiving activity, and much more!

You can start using Gloww for free today. Would you like to see what advanced features Gloww has to offer? Think about upgrading to a premium subscription instead. Got a question about Gloww? Get in touch with the team. 

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Ben Aflalo heads Gloww's product team with over two decades of leadership experience. Passionate about leveraging innovative technology, he is committed to building products for the greater good.

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