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Women’s History Month

Planning committees are open to all UT students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee for Women's History Month, please email

Herstory month kickoff

Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 11am-2pm
Trimble Lounge, Student Union

Learn about women who have made herstory, snap a picture with your shero & find out all the great events happening during Women's History Month!

2018 Women of the world symposium

Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9am-4pm
Start High school, 2020 Tremainsville rd

In March we celebrate Women's History Month by joining the many community women's organizations in the day-long conference. Entertainment, Market Place, Resource Fair, and Speakers present on many interesting and timely topics that affect women. Please find more information at

2018 Toledo Women in Leadership symposium

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 8am-11:30am
Ingman Room, Student Union

The focus of this annual event is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status. Registration is required and can be found at

Women's leadership development workshop

Mondays, March 12 through April 16 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Eberly Center

Live 4 Change, LLC offers a six-week, mini workshop designed for women who want to pursue leadership roles or refresh their leadership skills. Some topics will be self-awareness, establishing purpose as a leader, appropriate leadership style and developing an action plan. Participants will receive a workbook to accompany the lessons. Call 419.530.8570 to register.

Afuera Film screening & Discussion

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5pm
Room 2582, Student Union

The story of a Latina struggling to thrive at the intersection of her transgender and immigrant identities. Afuera follows a day in the life of Jennifer, who finds herself caught between her need to be herself and an ultimatum from her boyfriend Pedro. Afuera features all trans actresses playing the roles of trans women; a rarity in far too many LGBTQ films.

Lunch with a purpose

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 12:10pm-1pm
Eberly Center

Good Grief! Using Service-learning to Explore the Concepts of Death and Dying. Presented by Monita H Mungo, PhD, Assistant Professor and Adviser in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the presentation will explore how service-learning affected the students' learning outcomes from a final project in the Medical Sociology in Community Practice course at UT.

Women in business: from concept to culmination

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Scott Park Campus

Ever thought of owning your own business? Join area experts for a discussion on the process of starting a business, including formation options, introduction to capital resources, planning for success, effective networking, marketing and promotion, and many other topics. For more information, call 419.530.3344. Light refreshments will be provided.

self-defense for women

Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Eberly Center

Facilitated by retired UT police officer and certified R.A.D. instructor Jill Goldberg, R.A.D. is an internationally-recognized, hands-on, self-defense class designed for women, utilizing specialized simulation techniques. Participants practice techniques to defend against an attacker. Please wear comfortable athletic clothing and shoes. Participants are required to sign an informed risk waiver. Space is limited; call 419.530.8570 to register. Fee: $25; UT students are free.

healing with the powers of crystals & gemstones

Friday, March 16, 2018 from 3pm-5pm
Eberly Center

Begin your journey into the healing power of gemstones by creating a beautiful bracelet. Learn the basic techniques of jewelry assembly, including choosing appropriate stringing materials, finishing techniques and design. This workshop gives you the opportunity to explore inner awareness and creativity through art expression.

Women's history month keynote: Dr. tonya matthews

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:30pm
Driscoll auditorium (Room 1019)

A thought-leader in museum engagement and open-classroom, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, Dr. Tonya M. Matthews serves as the Michigan Science Center’s chief executive officer and president. Her diverse background includes academic and professional work as a Ph.D. scientist, educator, community volunteer and award winning writer/poet. Dr. Matthews will be discussing strong female leaders and the diverse styles of leadership they bring, especially to the STEM field.

latino/a/x issues conference

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 10:30am-2:30pm
Bowling Green State University
*Leaving UT at 10:45am

The BGSU Latino/a/x Issues conference will include a keynote presentation by Favianna Rodriguez; Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, and political activist. Her art addresses migration, economic equality, gender justice, and ecology. For Women's History Month, the bus will be taking UT students to Rodriguez's keynote presentation, leaving UT at 10:45; students should plan to return to campus between 2pm-2:30pm. Students will not be excused from courses to attend and will only be able to attend if course schedule permits. Please contact Danielle Stamper or Aleiah Jones at 419.530.2261 to register.

Women making a difference: a panel on inspired leadership

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6pm-7:30pm
Room 1005, Carlson Library

Carlson Library and Career Services will present an interactive discussion about women in leadership roles. Guest Panelist are Nina Corder, Founder of Women of Toledo and Empower Women; Rita Mansour, Senior Managing Director of Mansour Wealth Management; Lisa McDuffie, President and CEO of the YWCA of Northwest Ohio; and Kim McBroom, Chief Marketing Officer of the Toledo Mud Hens.  Read about the panelists and more at

Women of color symposium

Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:30am-5pm

The Women of Color Symposium: Navigating a Primarily White Institution - The Women of Color Symposium is open to all UT faculty, staff, students, and community members. More information about the symposium can be found at

5th annual women's gala

Friday, March 23, 2018 from 7:30pm-10pm
Ingman Room, Student Union

"I am Woman Hear Me Roar" 5th Annual Women's Gala with "The Skin I'm In" theme: This event is an annual event that serves to acknowledge present day women in honor of Women's History Month. Tickets will be sold via Ask Rocky's for attendance and there will be an upcharge on tickets sold at the door. Organizations/groups/offices will be allowed to purchase a table of 8 for $60.

Intersectionality: How Comfortable Am i?

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6pm
field house 1030

Participants will engage in an activity followed by a guided conversation to look at intersectionality and how it impacts their lives and the lives of others.

Women's History Jeopardy

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6pm
Field House 1030

Come out and learn about some of the amazing women who have been left out of most history textbooks! Prizes will be provided by the History Department, Office of Multicultural Student Success, and Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

ywca 23rd annual "milestones: a tribute to women"

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 11:30am-1pm
SeaGate Convention Center

This marks the 23rd year that the YWCA of Northwest Ohio has recognized extraordinary women in the community who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and contributed to the empowerment of women. Honorees include: Cynthia Thompson – Arts; Debra Monagan – Business; WilliAnn Moore – Education; Denise Cubbon – Government; Randa Mansour- Shousher – Sciences; Jan Ruma – Social Services; Sarah Skow – Volunteerism. Find more information at

toledo museum of art: it's friday with kirsten chambers

Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7pm
Toledo Museum of Art Glassalon

Kirsten Chambers (soprano) made her Metropolitan Opera house debut on short notice in 2016 in the title role of Salome. Her Carnegie Hall debut came on just two days’ notice when she sang the fiendishly difficult role of Maria in Richard Strauss’ Friedenstag with the American Symphony Orchestra. Her 2016-17 season started when she joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for the first time that fall as a cover of Isolde in Tristan und Isolde. ​

Last Updated: 3/16/18