Women's History Month 2023

Women’s History Month is celebrated from March 1 through March 31. The month of March commemorates the many contributions and achievements made by women.

Women’s History Month first began in 1981 as Women’s History Week when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28. President Ronald Reagan celebrated Women’s History Week during the week of March 7, 1982, according to womenshistorymonth.gov.

Women’s History Month was petitioned by the National Women’s History Project and was passed in March of 1987. Congress has since passed additional resolutions between 1988 and 1994 to proclaim March as Women’s History Month.

Since 1994, every president has issued annual proclamations declaring the month of March as Women’s History Month.

Each year, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8.

Triton Campus Events

Triton College is Proudly Celebrating Women’s History Month with Some Events Around Campus

The Professional Development Center

The Professional Development Center is hosting a contest in honor of Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 1. The goal is to create the best Zoom background related to this special celebration. This contest is for employees only. Details are available on the PDC webpage.

For more information, contact pdc@triton.edu.

Leading with Authenticity to Redefine the Modern Workplace

Friday, March 3, 2023 via Zoom
Download Conference agenda.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with an amazing virtual conference!

Hosted by the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, the conference will stream via Zoom. Participants are invited to “attend” as long as their schedule permits.

Booth Women Connect Conference is a conference where a group of inspiring women come together to examine the importance of authenticity in leadership and to address some of the common barriers that hinder women from holding leadership roles. Attendees will learn effective ways to apply their entire selves at work and to rebuild more inclusive, balanced environments that foster a more realistic and relatable work culture.

Join to gain expert insights on leading with authenticity and why it matters more than ever.

For more information, contact pdc@triton.edu.


SURGE Symposium: EmpowerHER Conference
Thursday, March 23
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Student Center Cafeteria (B Building)

The SURGE SYMPOSIUM: EmpowerHER Conference is to establish strategies and healthy conversation for women of color to achieve success in life by empowering them with the skills and knowledge needed to foster academic, personal and professional success.

This conference will be a place for discussions on very relevant issues for women of color from across many industries. This event will be full of inspirational, groundbreaking, courageous and motivated women speaking about the difficulties that stand in the way of success and how to overcome them.

For more information, contact juliawillis@triton.edu or stephanietownsend@triton.edu.

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Women's History in Film

The Triton College Library Will Be Showing Women's History in Film EVERY Thursday in March

Join us each Thursday this month for a film highlighting Women's History. Each film is showcasing the richness of our streaming media databases.

Come watch with us in the Library Classroom, then go home and stream it to watch again. See our featured films below:

Strange Fruit
Thursday, Mar. 2, 2 p.m.
Triton College Library, Room A-215

Frida Kahlo
Thursday, Mar. 9, 2 p.m.
Triton College Library, Room A-215

Finding Vivian Maier
Thursday, Mar. 16, 2 p.m.
Triton College Library, Room A-215

Women in Chemistry
Thursday, Mar. 23, 2 p.m.
Triton College Library, Room A-215

99% Woman
Thursday, Mar. 30, 2 p.m.
Triton College Library, Room A-215

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The Triton College Library Will Be Highlighting Women Sharing Their Stories

March 27-31

The National Women’s History Alliance, which spearheaded the movement for March being declared National Women’s History Month, has announced the women’s history theme for 2023. The theme is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.

In honor of this theme, five Triton College women will be sharing their stories on camera in the Triton College Library Upper Commons each day (during the week of March 27) at 10 a.m. Join us in the Library or catch the replay. We hope these stories inspire you!

  • Monday, March 27 - Elsa Figueroa, Testing Manager, Adult Education
  • Tuesday, March 28 - Mary Douglas-Pieniazek, Early Childhood Administration Student
  • Wednesday, March 29 - Gail Krahenbuhl, English Faculty
  • Thursday, March 30 - Maryann Pisano, Staff Writer, Triton College
  • Friday, March 31 - Susan Rohde, Director of Professional Development

For more information, contact shekinahmccullum-law@triton.edu.

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Triton College Counseling & Wellness Support Services

Triton College Counseling & Wellness Support Services has put together quotes highlighting women and mental health on Triton’s Instagram page. We hope these quotes will destigmatize mental health struggles. For more information about services and contact information, please click on the Counseling button on Triton’s Instagram page.

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Women Alumni Spotlight

Gail Mancuso

Born in Melrose Park, Gail Mancuso attended Proviso East High School. After high school, she attended Triton College from 1977-1978, and then graduated from California State University at Northridge.

Mancuso has directed many massive hit TV shows, such as Modern Family, Roseann, 30 Rock, Friends, Gilmore Girls, Two and a Half Men and King of Queens, among others.

Today, she has directed over 400 television episodes, as well as TV movies, receiving four Primetime Emmy nominations. Mancuso won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy for Modern Family in both 2013 and 2014.

Mancuso’s newest Netflix show, That 90s Show, was recently released. The show has the same premise as That 70s Show but revolves around Leia Forman, the daughter of That 70s Show characters Eric Forman and Donna Pinciotti.

Alumnae Wall of Fame Recipients





Women's Athletics at Triton

Women’s Basketball Women’s Soccer
Women’s Softball Women’s Track and Field

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Triton College District Events

Some In-District Women’s History Month Gatherings

Women’s History Month Book Bingo
Wednesday, March 1-Friday, March 31, 5 p.m.

Play Book BINGO at the Broadview Library and win a $20 Target gift card! Pick up a BINGO card at the Library and complete five activities in a row to win BINGO. A Library staff member must review your board before winning. This activity will start March 1 and end March 31. There is a limit of two BINGO boards per person.

Broadview Library
2226 South 16th Ave.

Women’s Day
Saturday, March 4, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Oak Park Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park

Women’s History Month Pictionary
Monday, March 6, 4-5p.m.
Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd.
Forest Park

Daughters of the Script Book Discussion
Tuesday, March 21, 5:30-7 p.m.
Women’s History Month book discussion of Mrs. Wiggins by Mary Monroe.
Broadview Library
2226 South 16th Ave.

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Support Women-Owned Restaurants

Blondie’s Diner

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

Mulata Kitchen

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Support Women-Owned Businesses

Bon Vivant Juice & Smoothie Bar

Chen’s Nail & Spa

Chic Chick’s Boutique

CoCo Beauty Lounge

Debbie’s Material Possessions

Dr. Julie A. Moore - Dermatologist

Great Sip Café

Ivana Di Piero Hair Studio

Quasthoff's Flowers Inc.

River Forest Chocolates

Spathies Insurance Agency

Turning Point Dance Studio

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Additional Information

Women in the World

Advocacy Astronomy Entertainment
Mathematics Science STEM

Women as Trailblazers and Inspiration

Lesser Known Figures

Women Who Changed the World

Celebrating Chicago Diversity

Women's History Trail

Women's History in Illinois

Women's History in Chicago

MacArthur Genius Grant

Women Author To Read Before You Die

Women Writers Who Shaped The 2oth Century

10 Trailblazing Women Directors

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