Women's Celebration Month


Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. In celebration of Women’s History Month 2023 Clemson University is hosting a series of events and activities throughout the month of March.

Clemson Trailblazer Panel hosted by the Clemson University’s Title IX 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee, the Commission on Women, the Division of Inclusion and Equity, and the Watt Family Innovation Center
Wednesday, March 1st from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at The Watt Center
The Clemson University Women Trailblazers Panel will be held as part of the university’s Title IX 50th Anniversary Celebration Soup and Substance Series from 4:00-5:00pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 in the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium. Trailblazer panelists include Dorothy Ashford and Delores Kimes Barton, members of the first cohort of African American women to graduate from Clemson; Rita Bolt Barker, the first woman undergraduate student body president; Susan Hill-Whitson, the first woman to receive a full athletic scholarship to Clemson; Trustee Patti McAbee, the first woman member of the Clemson Board of Trustees; and Amy Smith, the first woman Clemson gymnastics coach. A reception will be held in the Watt Center atrium after the panel, and the event is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. We look forward to hearing from these inspirational Clemson women trailblazers!Reception to follow. Registration: https://forms.office.com/r/nsvxsQmyX3

Webinar Wednesday Lunch and Learn hosted by the SC Women’s Agricultural Network
Wednesday, March 1st via Zoom
Sign Up: https://bit.ly/SCWAgNWebWed
For more information please contact Charley Maxwell at chmaxwe@clemson.edu

Lunch, Leadership, and (e)Lections
Friday, March 3rd from 12:15pm to 1:45pm at Hendrix Student Center David Peebles Room
What are the ways that we can engage in democracy as leaders and citizens? Join our guests Dr. Kedrowski and Dr. Holder in a lunchtime discussion of this topic. Dr. Karen M. Kedrowski is Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University and Dr. John T.R. Holder is Professor of Political Science at Winthrop University. Thank you to South Carolina Humanities for their support of the "Picturing Democracy" initiative and the Federation of State Humanities Councils for their administration of funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for "Democracy and the Informed Citizen."

Women in Leadership Conference hosted by the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement
Saturday, March 4th from 8:00am to 5:00pm at Hendrix Student Center
Clemson University Women in Leadership conference is focused around exploring topics related to Women in Leadership, including but not limited to intersectionality, leadership, gender topics, well-being, allyship, and more. Register here https://bit.ly/womeninleadership23

WISE Women’s History Month Celebration
Monday, March 6 at 5:00 PM in Freeman Auditorium
Join PEER and WISE in celebration of Womxn’s History Month. Dr. Tiffany Smith, will be the keynote speaker. She is a citize if the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and is also a descendant of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Dr. Smith serves as the Director of Research at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

Picture a Scholar at Clemson, 2nd Annual Women’s Scholar Program
Wednesday, March 8th from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Watt Family Innovation Center
Sponsored by Clemson Faculty ADVANCEment Office and TIGERS ADVANCE.
Come celebrate women faculty at Clemson’s Second Annual, Picture a Scholar Symposium on Wednesday, March 8 in Watt Auditorium. Exemplary women scholars from all of Clemson Colleges and the Library will present at this symposium. The symposium will be kicked off by nationally recognized guest speaker, Dr. Ershela Sims, Executive Direct of WEPAN. Please come and cheer on your college’s specially selected woman scholar.

This year’s theme focuses on Advancing Scholarship through Mentorship and will feature two panels to discuss mentoring- student mentorship in the morning and faculty mentoring in the afternoon. We encourage mentoring pairs and groups to attend the symposium where they will be recognized and have the opportunity to take group pictures.

The program will conclude at 3 PM with a networking session where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with speakers, colleagues, Clemson’s University Commissions, and other special guests.

For more information, contact Paige Thomsen at pthomse@clemson.edu.

A Celebration and History of Women Mathematicians
Friday, March 10th at 5:00p. at  Martin, M-102
Join Clemson’s AWM chapter as they explore women mathematicians throughout history! Pizza and snacks included. For more information please contact Kristen Savary at ksavary@clemson.edu.

Tiger Serve
Saturday, March 11th
Save the date for Tigers Serve this semester! Join us on Saturdays in the Spring semester with our Tigers Serve events! Take your weekend to the next level by volunteering with local community agencies. March 11th we will be working with Safe Harbor.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tigers-serve-march-11th-tickets-541176021047

For more information, contact Meredith McDevitt at mgmcdev@clemson.edu.

Proud to be a Woman
Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00pm at The Barnes Center
Proud To Be a Woman is a networking mixer that celebrates women's empowerment and honors the remarkable women of Clemson University! PTBAW 2023 will be held March 15, 2023, at 6 PM in the Barnes Center. The event will include keynote speaker Jaquetta Ross, Director of Student Involvement, Center for Student Leadership and Engagement. RSVP here bit.ly/PTBAW23.  For more information, contact Iman Johnson at imanj@clemson.edu.

Women’s Empowerment Expo
Thursday, March 16th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Hendrix Ballroom
The purpose of this event is to highlight outstanding women who are thriving in their area of expertise and can give insights into different areas of women’s empowerment as it relates to leadership and employment through a brief 30-minute panel. We will then provide information for self-improvement, overall wellness, and career-building tools through various info booths. Also, there will be vendor booths, where small women-owned businesses will be able to distribute their merchandise. For more information, contact Esma Mcallister at esmam@clemson.edu

SC Women Owning Woodlands March Webinar
Tuesday, March 28th via Zoom
Jennifer Gagnon from Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation will provide an overview of how families can begin an often tough discussion, transitioning land from one generation to the next.
Sign Up: https://tinyurl.com/scwowweb2023 to register. For more information please contact Janet Steele at jmwatt@clemson.edu

2023 Carrel Cowan-Ricks Day of Remembrance hosted by Woodland Cemetery and African American Burial Ground Historic Preservation Project at Clemson University
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 @ 12 PM (Student Luncheon in Freeman Hall Annex Lobby Area), 6PM (Keynote Speaker/Panel Discussion in 260 Humanities Hall)
Each year we honor Professor Carrel Cowan-Ricks as one of a few Black female archeologists nationwide in the early 1990s and for accelerating our current-day work for the Woodland Cemetery Preservation Project.

A luncheon will occur in Freeman Hall's Annex Lobby Area at noon. This gathering mainly targets students but is also open to the public. They can converse about archeology and community outreach with the main event's keynote speaker, Dr. Alexandra Jones.

At 6 PM, inside Humanities Hall 260, Dr. Jones will deliver her lecture "Sustainable Community Archaeology and Morningstar Tabernacle No #88 Cemetery." A panel discussion of those who worked with Professor Cowan-Ricks and benefited from her research will follow. For more information please contact Marquise Drayton at mdrayto@clemson.edu

Title IX 50th Anniversary Celebration Keynote: The Honorable Carol Moseley-Braun
Thursday, March 30th at Self Auditorium, STO, 230 Kappa Street
Former Senator and Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun will share her story to ensure equity under Title IX.
Contact Alesia Smith at alesias@clemson.edu for more details.

SC Annie's Project Hybrid; a National Women in Agriculture Risk Management Education and Networking Program
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6 from 5:30-8:30 PM via Zoom or Kingstree, SC
Sign Up: https://bit.ly/Spring23Annies

For more information please contact Charley Maxwell at chmaxwe@clemson.edu

Call for Nominations: Awards of Excellence for the Advancement of Women
March 4-30
The Commission on Women annually honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improve the quality of life for women and inspire women’s leadership and success at Clemson University. For more information visit, https://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/commissions/womens-commission/awards.html