Women's History Month



Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year.

In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women's History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. Subsequent Presidents continued to proclaim a National Women’s History Week in March until 1987 when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, each president has issued an annual proclamation designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

Reference: womenshistorymonth.org


STCC is proud to offer a number of thought-provoking events to honor our sisters and mothers and the contributions women have made to our society.

Women Leading the Way: Championing Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace and our community"

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Scibelli Hall, (B2), 7th floor
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In celebration of International Women's Day and the achievements of women, we aim to foster a sense of unity, support, and empowerment within our community. The event will feature a panel discussion, networking, leadership awards, and local female-owned businesses as vendors. Tea, coffee, and light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to celebrating this special day with you!

This panel features female leaders from diverse backgrounds sharing their experiences and strategies for fostering inclusivity in the workplace, addressing barriers, and driving cultural change.


  • Melissa Blissett, Vice President of Family Services for Square One.
  • Waleska Lugo-DeJesus, CEO of Inclusive Strategies, LLC, and founding director of the Healing Racism Institute.

Past Events

We The Women

Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 12:15 p.m
Location: Zoom
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Join us as we welcome Darleen Buttrick, the Director of Engineering and Capital Projects for the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, an independent public water utility serving 250,000 people in the Lower Pioneer Valley. Darleen joined the Commission in 2021 and is the first woman to hold a leadership position within the Commission’s Engineering Department.

Sponsored by the STCC Office of Community Engagement.

Café con Leche

Date: March 8, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
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Join Irisneri Alicea Flores, Genealogista/Genealogist & Founder of Descubre tu Historia! After a twenty-year career in Human Resources, Irisneri decided to pursue her true passion of Genealogy and helping Latinos/Latinas/LatinX find their family history! Irisneri dedicates her life to empowering others by helping them connect with their ancestors and helping them heal through knowledge of their family history.

Sponsored by the Hispanic Association of Higher Education (HAHE)

Carberry Conversations: Priya Nadkarni Green

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Zoom
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Join associate professor and Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery coordinator Sondra Peron and local artist Priya Nadkarni Green as they discuss origin stories, the impact of current events on the artistic process, and the function of art and photography during times of crisis.

Sponsored by the STCC School of Liberal and Professional Studies.