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STLCC Celebrates Women’s History Month

Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to all facets of society – science, community, business, government, literature, art, sports, and medicine. 

To recognize these achievements, March is designated by joint resolutions of the United States House of Representatives and Senate and proclaimed by the American president as National Women’s History Month.

Each year, St. Louis Community participates in this celebration, hosting a variety of panels, lectures and community activities and events designed to highlight the significant role women have played in shaping our history and culture and to increase our awareness of the diversity of women's lived experiences and the work required to achieve gender equality. 

While a full list of these events is available at events.stlcc.edu, a few highlights are noted below. The public is invited to come and celebrate the achievements and progress of women.

March 1 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
STLCC-Florissant Valley, Student Center Multipurpose Room 
“Just Moms STL and the Legacy of Radioactive Waste in St. Louis” 
Dawn Chapman, a founding member of Just Moms STL, will discuss the history of how radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project ended up in St. Louis.

March 2 | 4:30-6 p.m.
STLCC-Meramec, Lecture Hall 102
“Women in Stand-up Comedy” 
Three local women comedians, Emily Zell, Megan Tweedie and Ellie Kirchhoefer, will perform standup comedy. After their sets, stick around for a question-and-answer session to learn more about how they have navigated an industry that is often dominated by men. No cover charge.

March 22 | 1-1:50 p.m. 
STLCC-Wildwood, Multipurpose Room
"Women in Science: A Presentation from Field Professionals"
The contributions of women in science and technology are often left unstated, understated and unexplored. But there is a great history of women’s innovation. This presentation will describe landmark contributions by women while aiming to inspire greater participation in STEM.

STLCC’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

While March is home to countless celebrations, observations and recognition of the influence of women in our history and future, it's important to acknowledge and support the rights and contributions of women 365 days a year. STLCC strives to drive change that advances gender equality and empowers women year-round. A few recent examples of this work include: 

  • Recognizing that women represent 60% of our entire workforce and 57% of the STLCC Leadership Team. 
  • Supporting 34 women-owned businesses through our Supplier Diversity Program.
  • Empowering women to succeed in technology careers through our Sisters in Tech program. 

“Women continue to fight for equality under the law, and it's imperative that educational institutions provide opportunities for women to pursue their goals and redefine gender roles in society,” said Christine Davis, Ed.D., STLCC’s vice chancellor of student affairs. 

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