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Cal State Fullerton Celebrates the Contributions of Women Throughout History

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As Cal State Fullerton celebrates Women’s History Month in March, we reflect on the rich history, diversity and contributions of women to society, community and the world. The national Women’s History Month’s theme for 2024 celebrates “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” The theme recognizes women throughout the country who have forged a path toward dismantling inequity and discrimination in our lives and institutions.

Women’s History Month traces its origins back to the early 20th century when it began as a way to highlight the often-overlooked contributions of women to history and society — women like Eleanor Roosevelt, who held all-women press conferences; Marie Curie, the first woman to receive two Nobel Prizes; Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space; Laverne Cox, a trailblazing transgender actress and advocate; Maya Angelou, the renowned poet and civil rights activist; Michelle Yeoh, an acclaimed actress and United Nations Development Programme goodwill ambassador; Kamala Harris, USA’s first female vice president; and Dolores Huerta, a labor leader and civil rights activist. Today, Women’s History Month serves as a time to celebrate the progress that has been made in advancing gender equity and to acknowledge the work that still needs to be done to ensure that all women have equal opportunities and rights.

Cal State Fullerton is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equity for all members of the campus community. We recognize the importance of supporting and uplifting women in all areas of academia, leadership and beyond. We are proud of the achievements of our gender-expansive students, faculty and staff, and we are dedicated to creating a campus environment where everyone feels valued, respected and empowered.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, CSUF will host a variety of events and programs. Please visit the Women’s History Month website for a complete listing. We encourage you to participate in these activities and join in celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of women on our campus and in our communities.

Alexis Naucler