It's a big day for women around the world and right here in Central Wisconsin.
Tuesday was International Women's Day and it was being celebrated at UW-Marathon County as part of Women's Empowerment Week.
Those participating in the activities say it's important to focus more on women because many of their past achievements never made it into the history books.
"In history books or when you studied artists or writers or performers, there's been an effort to try and get that more into the curriculum," said Gerri Griebi of UWMC Women's Empowerment Week.
The events at UWMC will continue through this Friday.