International Women’s Day 2021


International Women’s Day 2021

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a worldwide day of recognition and action for women. KUTX is participating in the best way we know how: with music!

For years now, KUTX has celebrated this annual event with special programming, curated by the women of KUTX.  Join us again this year on Monday, March 8. Starting at 6 A.M., we’ll shine the spotlight on women-identifying musicians – from singer-songwriters, to kick-ass front-women, to rappers  – from right here in Austin and around the world. (We can’t promise you won’t hear some men singing – how else do we honor awesome women on drums, guitar, and keys?!)

In addition to the music, you’ll hear only women hosts. (Kicking the men out of the studio wasn’t actually that hard – there were only two of them.) For the occasion, our usual Women of Monday – Taylor, Susan and Laurie – will be joined on the schedule by the co-host of our Pause/Play podcast Miles Bloxson and Live Music Producer Deidre Gott.

On-Air Schedule for March 8

6-9 A.M. – Taylor Wallace
9 A.M. – 1 P.M. – Susan Castle
1-5 P.M. – Laurie Gallardo
5-8 P.M. – Miles
8-11 P.M. – Deidre Gott
11 P.M. – midnight: World Cafe, hosted by Raina Douris

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Join the 2021 Campaign on social media with #IWD2021 and #choosetochallenge.


More International Women’s Day Events in Austin

Whole Planet Foundation – a Whole Foods Market nonprofit organization dedicated to poverty alleviation through microcredit – presents an International Womens Day virtual event March 7 & 8. The event features talks with women entrepreneurs and leaders, activities, and a concert with Debi Nova and Andy Allo. $10 registration funds the foundation’s microloans.

Join the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at UT Austin on March 8 for a day of virtual content that inspires, empowers, and equips the next generation of courageous and creative female leaders to create an inclusive and more gender-equal world. The day will consist of virtual, live-streamed content that allows viewers to “go at their own pace.” Free with registration.

See more Austin events here.