Women's History Month 2023
at Oklahoma State University
Numerous events are scheduled to honor Women's History Month at Oklahoma State University. The Office of Multicultural Affairs as well as various student organizations, colleges and campus units will be hosting programs.
Schedule of Events
Below is a list of events, programs and meetings in honor of Women's History Month. The University community is encouraged to send programs to be included on this list to Kaylie Brown, Coordinator of Women's Affairs or Jillian McGee, Department of Brand Management. The list will be updated as more information is made available.
Friday, March 3
Menstrual Hygiene Accessibility and Education
12 p.m. | BU 030 | Host/Contact: SGA Red Pantry Committee/Tess Haddock
Women in Business Month Events
Host/Contact: LeadHERship Spears/Dr. Alexis Smith Washington
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Dr. Alexis Smith Washington and Sarah Mason Teague have coordinated a series of events with LeadHERship Spears and Women in Business Club! This series is considered “Women in Business Month.” Washington and Teague have invited leaders from Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, and industry to provide advice, answer questions and share their stories on how they have become a leader and expert in their field.
On Friday, March 3rd, Spears School of Business leaders, Dr. Maribeth Kuzmeski and Dr. Raj Basu, will be hosting sessions covering confidence, networking and negotiations. Participants are encouraged to bring period products as donations to help Red Pantry bring awareness to period poverty. The following week on March 8th, LeadHERship Spears Fellows and programs directors will be attending the Women’s Business Leadership Conference in Tulsa, OK. After spring break, on March 22nd, female leaders from Loves, Nordam and Williams will be on the LeadHERship Lesson Panel answering participant questions and networking. Lastly, on March 31st, LeadHERship Spears is hosting a Lady Bosses Lunch and Networking event with current and former OSU female leadership. We are so excited for another month of learning and celebrating all that women do!
Menstrual Accessibility Week
Host/Contact: SGA Red Pantry Committee/Tess Haddock
Tuesday, March 7
12-2 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom | Host/Contact: OSU Office of Multicultural Affairs
In honor of Women's History Month, we invite you to join us for the Women's Expo.This is a come and go event where attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Network with other women including OSU students, faculty and staff
- Connect with student organizations
- Discover resources and more
Free refreshments will be served.
International Women's Day Panel
6:30-7:30 p.m. | OSU ConocoPhilips Alumni Center Click Hall | Host/Contact: OSU Alumni Association/Taylor Chapman
For the first time in the university’s history, OSU, the Foundation and Alumni Association are all led by women, and we invite you to celebrate International Women's Day with them on Tuesday, March 7.
The OSU Alumni Association and the Student Network is excited to host OSU President Kayse Shrum, OSU Alumni Association President Ann Caine, OSU Foundation President Blaire Atkinson and OSU Provost Jeanette Mendez as panelists for International Women’s Day.
Tuesday, March 21
Nancy Randolph Davis Day Celebration
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Jorns Hall, 180 Nancy Randolph Davis Building | Host/Contact: College of Education and Human Sciences/Dr. Darius Prier
The College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) will continue OSU's tradition of hosting Nancy Randolph Davis Day Celebration on Tuesday, Mar. 21. The originally scheduled date of Feb. 1, 2023 was postponed due to inclement weather.
Davis, the first African American to enroll at Oklahoma State University (formerly Oklahoma A&M College) in 1949, is a seminal, historic, figure that symbolizes and represents the very best of OSU’s ideals toward equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her life and legacy offer lessons to be learned for our current faculty, staff, and students alike. The objectives of this program will be to celebrate diversity through the life and legacy of Nancy Randolph Davis; engage students, faculty, and staff in nurturing an equitable and inclusive environment; and connect the purposing of this event with larger goals of the Office for Equity & Inclusion in our College. We have invited a panel of faculty and graduate students, across different backgrounds and academic units in CEHS, to engage in critical dialogue on the historical implications of Nancy Randolph Davis’ pioneering efforts for present and future directions for equity-based practices in their respective fields.
Thursday, March 23
5-6 p.m. | 417 Exhibit Room 2, Student Union | Host/Contact: OSU Career Services and Office of Multicultural Affairs
In celebration of Women's History Month, Career Services is partnering with the Office of Multicultural Affairs to host a panel discussion with women who are thriving in male-dominated fields. Join us to learn about:
- their leadership styles that made them successful
- the benefits and consequences of being a leader in a male-dominated field
- the specific ways in which they navigated various situations
- their advice for women looking to grow in their careers
There will be time for audience Q&A.