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Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month and is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.

Celebrating Women of Distinction

Women's History Month LogoNominate a candidate for Women's History Month!Nomination Form

This year’s National Women’s History Month theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories."

The theme celebrates women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media.

This timely theme honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art and news, pursuing truth and reflecting society decade after decade.

Distinguished Women Award View Calendar of Events


Distinguished Women Award

The Women’s History Month Committee seeks women from the El Camino College campus and community to honor at this year’s Distinguished Women's Event.

The committee welcomes nominations of all individuals from a diverse range of experiences, backgrounds, and from those who have a demonstrated history of contributing to the El Camino College and/or to the surrounding community.

Those honored will:

  • Have their portraits installed in the El Camino College Women’s Wall of Fame gallery located in the Schauerman Library
  • Have their names engraved on a perpetual plaque in the gallery
  • Receive a certificate of recognition during the Distinguished Women's Event


Friends, family, and/or colleagues may nominate someone or individuals may nominate themselves:

  • Write a brief statement (limit 500-1000 words) in support of the nominee
  • Nominees must reside or work in the communities of the El Camino College district: El Segundo, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance.


Nominees will be evaluated by the Women’s History Committee Members and the criteria will be based on their documented contributions to women and girls’ causes or community service that supports this year’s National Women’s History Month theme: “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories."


Nominate a Candidate

We look forward to your nominations!

Nomination Form

Deadline to Submit: March 15, 2023

Women's History Month Events

Calendar of Events

March 7, 2023

“Artist Conversations:  Joyce Dallal, Marsian De Lellis, Michele Jaquis, Mei Xian Qiu"

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Art Gallery

March 8, 2023

International Women's Day Walk

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.


March 14, 2023

"The Girls in the Band" Film Screening & Q+A with Filmmaker Judy Chaikin

1:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Social Justice Center, Comm 204

March 15, 2023

Deadline to Submit Distinguished Women Nominations


March 15, 2023

"Love Letters to My Mother: A Chicana Reflection on Mothering and Daughtering in the Academy"

Guest Speaker: Dr. Cindy R. Escobedo
LA Times Feature Story

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1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Social Justice Center, Comm 204



March 21, 2023

Women Writers’ Panel with Journalist and journalism professor Kate McLaughlin, memoirist and English professor Rhea Lewitski, poet and English professor Dana Crotwell, and English professor and cartoonist Mora Mattern.

Moderated by English professor Adrienne Sharp

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Writing Center,  Humanities 122

March 22, 2023

"Roma" Film Screening w/ discussion lead by professors Argelia Andrade and Xocoyotzin Herrera

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Social Justice Center, Comm 204

March 23, 2023

Women in STEM

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

LS 105

March 28, 2023

Spilling the Tea: Stories of Trailblazing Military Women presented by Brenda Threatt, Assistant Director, Veterans Services

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Pen and Pencil Room, Student Services 141

March 30, 2023

Distinguished Women's Reception

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Library 166