President Barack Obama

Presidential PROCLAMATION on Women's Equality Day 2016

 Nearly one century ago, with boundless courage and relentless commitment, dedicated women who had marched, advocated, and organized for the right to cast a vote finally saw their efforts rewarded on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment was certified and the right to vote was secured. In the decades that followed, that precious right has bolstered generations of women and empowered them to stand up, speak out, and steer the country they love in a more equal direction. Today, as we celebrate the anniversary of this hard-won achievement and pay tribute to the trailblazers and suffragists who moved us closer to a more just and prosperous future, we resolve to protect this constitutional right and pledge to continue fighting for equality for women and girls.

 At every level of society, women are leaders at the forefront of progress. Serving as judges and Members of Congress, setting world records in sports, founding groundbreaking companies, and fighting on the front lines of combat, women continue to tear down barriers and shatter glass ceilings -- just as they have done since the founding of our Nation. Yet such progress is not inevitable, and we must keep moving forward on our journey toward equality. In one of my first acts as President, I established the White House Council on Women and Girls to provide a coordinated response to challenges confronted by women and girls, ensuring their concerns and insights are taken into account in our policies and programs. And this year, my Administration hosted the first-ever United State of Women Summit to continue our efforts to underscore the passion, success, and ongoing commitment of advocates dedicated to advancing gender equality and realizing a brighter future for women of all ages.

 No woman should earn less than a man for doing the same job -- equal pay for equal work should be a fundamental principle of our economy and our democracy. That is why the first bill I signed into law as President was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and why I continue to call on the Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. Women make up roughly half of our workforce, and we need to invest more in affordable, high-quality childcare. We must strengthen paid sick, maternity, and family leave -- too many families are forced to make difficult choices between caring for a newborn and receiving a paycheck, or staying home to help a sick child or parent and keeping their job. And we must continue striving for fairness and opportunity when it comes to improving workplace policies, because we know that when women succeed, our economy and our country succeed.

 Ensuring all young women can live full and healthy lives is vital to their pursuit of personal and professional goals. Because of the Affordable Care Act, individuals can no longer be charged higher premiums simply for being a woman. But there is still more we can do to reduce discrimination when it comes to women's health -- such as protecting a woman's right to choose and safeguarding access to sexual and reproductive health services, including abortion. Every person should be able to live and reach for their dreams free from fear of violence: In America, nearly one in four women has suffered physical domestic violence, a cruelty which deprives its victims of their autonomy, liberty, and security, and inhibits them from reaching their full potential. Approximately one in five women is sexually assaulted while in college. Through the It's On Us campaign and the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault, we have called on individuals, communities, and institutions of higher education to recognize what they can do to stop sexual assault and change our culture for the better. We have striven to support survivors and focused on making sure our schools are safe places where all students can learn, grow, and thrive. Transgender women often face escalated levels of discrimination and violence, and we have taken a number of steps to secure their civil rights, including providing guidance to educators that can help rid school environments of discrimination. The Department of Justice has also urged law enforcement agencies to address any form of gender bias that exists in responding to domestic violence and sexual assault and ensure that such bias does not undermine efforts to keep victims safe.

 Underrepresented in management positions, underfunded as entrepreneurs, under-encouraged in STEM fields, and confronted with higher levels of unemployment, women and girls of color still face very real challenges, significant opportunity gaps, and structural barriers. That is why we have hosted forums to discuss ways to increase programming and promote opportunities for women and girls of color so they can achieve success at school, at work, and in their communities. To continue building these ladders of opportunity for women -- not just in communities across our country, but also around the world -- I have made advancing gender equality a foreign policy priority. My Administration has sought to end gender-based violence across the globe, promote the role of women in ending conflict and building lasting peace and security, and empower the next generation by investing in adolescent girls and breaking down barriers to get 62 million girls into schools through the Let Girls Learn initiative.

 In the many decades since suffragists organized and mobilized, countless advocates and leaders have picked up the mantle and moved our Nation and our world forward. Today, young women in America grow up knowing an historic truth -- that not only can they cast a vote, but they can also run for office and help shape the very democracy that once left them out. For these women, and for generations of women to come, we must keep building a more equal America -- whether through the stories we tell about our Nation's history or the faces we display on our country's currency. On Women's Equality Day, as we recognize the accomplishments that so many women fought so hard to achieve, we rededicate ourselves to tackling the challenges that remain and expanding opportunity for women and girls everywhere.

 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 26, 2016, as Women's Equality Day. I call upon the people of the United States to celebrate the achievements of women and promote gender equality.

 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first. 


Women's History Month


March is Women’s History Month!

Below is a listing of events and activities taking place throughout Maryland in March during Women's History Month.

Click here to Submit an Event for the Calendar

For more information, e-mail Linda Shevitz, Program Chair, or Diana Bailey, Executive Director



 Denotes events and activities organized and/or sponsored by the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center.

MARCH 2016

MARCH 2016

Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center to Open
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

3:30 pm
The Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick

Please join your elected officials, Harriet Elizabeth Brown (1994 MD Women's Hall of Fame Inductee) Task Force members, supporters of the Calvert Collaborative, members of the Brown family, and friends and neighbors for the ribbon cutting of the new Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center on Tuesday, March 1. There will be an open house at 3:00 p.m. and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. The Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center is located at 901 Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick.

In celebration of Women's History Month, the award-winning documentary;
Breaking Through the Clouds (BTTC): Airing Nationally

March 4th and 5th 2016
A PBS World Event

PBS World Channels in more than thirty states have scheduled BTTC for this two day event, with additional channels being added daily (check local listings.)

BTTC is the inspiring true story of twenty women who raced across the country in the First Women's National Air Derby. Amelia Earhart, Pancho Barnes, Louise Thaden, and Bobbi Trout, are just some of the courageous women who competed in this historical race from California to Ohio in the summer of 1929. With just a compass and a road map to guide them, they navigated through cultural stereotypes, mechanical failures, threats of sabotage, emergency landings, and endless chicken dinners. Their story is inspiring for anyone seeking the courage to follow their own dreams.

Heather Taylor has researched the story behind the derby for more than a decade. She wrote, produced, and directed BTTC to inspire others to find their passion, no matter how unconventional. Fore more information please visit: 

The Pink Event 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016

12:00 PM
BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum

The Pink Event is a women-focused expo that features incredible shopping, motivational speakers, swag bags, live music performances, live DJ, door prizes, and much more.  Women have the opportunity to shop, network, and have fun, all while supporting important women's causes. For more information please visit: 


Maryland NOW and  Maryland Women's Heritage Center
Working to Form a More Perfect Union; Honoring Women in Public Service and Government
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 12:30 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center

39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Seating is limited. Reservations Required.
$34 - $24 for NOW Members (sliding scale) and Students
Additional info & Reservations:

Girl Power 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel

APL hosts Girl Power, a STEM expo for middle and high school girls, with support from the Maryland Space Business Roundtable and The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County. The event features hands-on activities, cool demonstrations, and take-home material for the girls to encourage an interest in STEM careers. Girls have the opportunity to talk to professional women in STEM careers such as aerospace, computer science, electrical engineering, geology, information technology, and space mission engineering. There is no registration required. Girl Power is scheduled for March 6, 2016, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Please CLICK HERE for detailed flyer.

The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) present
Exploring the history of women in the news
Thursday, March 10, 2016

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
GFWC Headquarters, 1734 N Street NW, Washington, DC

Join The GFWC in celebrating women's contributions to history, culture, and society. This FREE event highlights the accomplishments of women in history, while also allowing everyone a chance to engage with prominent female scholars, authors, and academics. This year's featured guest speaker, Sonya Gavankar from the Newseum will explore the history of women in journalism. Please RSVP at: 

 Maryland Women's Heritage Center
Executive Director, Diana M. Bailey Interviewed by WBAL TV Anchor, Jason Newton
Sunday, March 13, 2016

11:30 am

Once again, MWHC Executive Director, Diana M. Bailey takes the lead with Jason Newton, discussing National Women's History Month's events, programs, and many celebrations during the month of March. Diana will be highlighting and focusing on our Center and its importance and many contributions to our community and the State of Maryland.
Please be sure to tune in to WBAL TV, Sunday, March 13th AT 11:30 am.

Wayne Schaumburg, Baltimore Historian presents:

Illustrated Talks
Friday, March 11, 2016

10:00 am
Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Ave, Towson and
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

10:00 am
Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena
FREE lectures open to the public

Join Wayne Schaumburg as he hosts his Illustrated talk entitled "The Feminine Touch; Women in Baltimore History" focusing on numerous women who have contributed to Baltimore from the period of 1776-1960.
For more information please email:

Maryland NOW and Allegany College of Maryland present

Fifth Annual Women's History Celebration & Networking Event
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
6:00 pm
Allegany College of Maryland Auditorium, 124 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland
FREE event and open to the public.
RSVP recommended but not required

Please join Maryland NOW and Allegany College of Maryland and enjoy a performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson as they celebrate National Women's History Month. The 2016 theme is Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government. Please CLICK HERE for flyer.
For more information and/or reservations please email:

National Women's History Project
2016 Awards Luncheon and Program
Saturday, March 19, 2016

12:00 noon
The Hamilton, 600 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Cost: $100 for non-NWHP members
$   75 for NWHP members (includes all network members, donors and 2016 Partners)

Please join the NWHP as they honor, recognize and celebrate the lives and work of the 2016 National Women's History Month Honorees. For further information and/or tickets please visit:

Women Leaders Roundtable
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

6:30 pm - Reception
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Discussion
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

Please join LaDavia Drane, Director of African-American Outreach for Hillary for America, for a roundtable discussion with elected officials and Baltimore community leaders. This event is FREE, but registration is required. Please see detailed flyer HERE for RSVP information

MARCH 2015

Celebrating 100 Years of the Life, Artistry, and Legacy of Billie Holiday
Sunday, March 1, 2015

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore
FREE Event

The Spirit of Billie Holiday is a community event coordinated by Grandmother Grio Edna Lawrence. For further information please call 443-683-4696 or email Edna at:
Museum tour and lite refreshments included.

Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum Speaker Series EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Monday, March 2, 2015
7:00 pm
Glen L. Martin Aviation Museum, 2323 Eastern Blvd. Middle River
Free and open to the public

The Martin Aviation Museum welcomes writer Amy Nathan, author of "Yankee Doodle Gals" to speak about the women pilots of World War II. For more information please visit:

The Feminist Art Project - Baltimore Presents
Who Does She Think She Is? Film Screening and Discussion
Thursday, March 5, 2015

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hosted by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore
Free event - Please register here

In Celebration of Women's History Month and in anticipation of Images and Expressions: Maryland Women in the Arts exhibit opening in June at the MWHC. The Feminist Art Project-Baltimore is presenting the film screening of Who Does She Think She Is? This documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll features five women from across America struggling to balance their lives as women, artists, and mothers. Short discussion following the film. Please click here for flyer. As seating is limited, please register here
Light refreshments will be served.

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Hosts
Girl Power 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
APL's Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
This event if Free and open to the public, and no registration is required.

APL hosts Girl Power, a STEM expo, with support from The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, Maryland MESA, and the Maryland Space Business Roundtable. This one-day event is held annually in March and features hands-on activities, cool demonstrations, and take-home material for middle school and high school girls to encourage interest in STEM careers. Girls have the opportunity to talk to professional women in STEM careers such as aerospace, computer science, electrical engineering, geology, information technology, and space mission engineering. For more information and registration, please contact the APL STEM Program Management Office. Phone: 240-228-STEM (Washington, DC, area) or 443-778-STEM (Baltimore area) E-mail: -

The Baltimore City Women's Bar Association Presents
"The Oral/Living History of Women's Organizations in Baltimore"
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Bar Library, Mitchell Courthouse, 110 North Calvert Street

This event features speakers from the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, the Women's Law Center of Maryland, the Women's Bar Associaton, the Towson Women's Club, and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys to speak on the significance of their organizations and their relevance in our time. Wine and cheese reception after the presentations.
For more information, please call Diane C. Bristow at 410-332-8586 or email Diane at -

The Howard County Commission for Women's
2015 Howard County Women's Hall of Fame Celebration
Thursday, March 12, 2015
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City

The Howard County Commission for Women honors women who have made a difference in the lives of others through leadership, service or  example.

The BWCC - WIB (Women in Business) Hosting a Women's History Program
Friday, March 13, 2015

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore
Free Event
Please CLICK HERE for flyer with full details

This program is coordinated by Rhonda Tomlinson and Josie Thompson. For further information please email:

Women of the World
Reaching for Your Dreams!
Awards Luncheon
Saturday, March 14, 2015
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
College of Southern Maryland, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Building B, Prince Frederick
Cost: $27.00 per person
$15.00 per person age 21 and younger

This 13th Annual celebration and Awards Luncheon features Harriet Elizabeth Brown History Fair Winners.
Event is co-chaired by the Calvert County League of Women Voters and Calvert County Commission for Women
Space is limited! Reserve your spot early! For further information please email Margaret Dunkle; or call 443-968-2500. You can also email Debora Harris; or call 410-535-1498. Please click here for flyer

2015 Girls Education & Leadership Day
Saturday, March 14, 2015

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson
FREE Event

YWTF(Younger Women's Task Force) powered by AAUW present this 2015 Education & Leadership Day. Girls ages 9 - 14 will participate in fun hands-on activities designed to teach concepts from STEM fields, encourage female leadership, and foster appreciation for the power of education. This event is free of charge and lunch will be provided. If you have special dietary needs we suggest bringing a bag lunch. To register and learn more, visit: - Please click here for flyer.

5th Annual Women's History Month Luncheon
Thursday, March 19, 2015

11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Baltimore, On The Inner Harbor, 300 Light Street, Baltimore
Cost: $45 Members - $60 Non-members

Please join the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce as they recognize women who serve, admirably, the city of Baltimore and the region through their efforts in the business, education, and non-profit communities. Keynote Speaker is April Ryan, author and White House Correspondent who will speak about her experiences in celebration of Women's History Month. Please CLICK HERE for flyer with additional details.

The Maryland Commission for Women Presents

The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame
2015 Induction Ceremony and Governor's Reception
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The President's Conference Room, East I and II, Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE and open to the public

Governor's Reception
Government House, 110 State Circle, Annapolis
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Registration Required
COST: $45

The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame Honorees are: Beverly B. Byron, U.S. Congresswoman (MD-06, 1978 -1992, Gail de Planque, Ph.D., Nuclear Engineer, Mary S. Feik, Aviation Engineer, Katherine O'Brien, MD, Pediatric Epidemiologist, Major General Linda L. Singh, Adjutant General, Maryland National Guard, Sue Fryer Ward, Secretary, Maryland Department of Aging (1998 - 2003). For more information call 301-610-4524.
Register today! -
Please CLICK HERE for flyer

Early Women of Architecture in Maryland Reception and Special Presentation
Thursday, March 19, 2015

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Morgan State University CBEIS Building, 5201 Perring Pkwy., Baltimore
Admission is FREE

In celebration of Women History Month, the Women in Architecture Committee of AIA Baltimore invites you to a special presentation on Thursday, March 19, highlighting the early women of architecture in Maryland prior to 1970. The event will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Atrium of the Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University (5201 Perring Pkwy, Baltimore MD 21214).  Students will share their research on these pioneers in the profession and showcase materials for an exhibit that will travel throughout the State beginning in June 2015.
This project was developed in association with the School of Architecture & Planning and the Morgan State University Honors Program. It has received funding through the Maryland Humanities Council with matching support from: the Baltimore Architecture Foundation;​ ​Ayers Saint Gross; Hord Coplan Macht; AECOM;  MRI; and Green Builders, Inc. Please CLICK HERE for flyer with all details or call 410-625-2585

Music of Women Composers
Saturday, March 21, 2015
8:00 pm
Columbia Pro Cantare, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia
Cost: $23

This musical presentation features Amy Beach Grand Mass in B Flat Major. The concert highlights the many contributions of nineteenth and twentieth century women composers to classical music. Additional works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Ruth G. Seeger will be performed. For more information please or call 410-916-0744

Maryland NOW and MWHC Present
Women's History Conference
"Women of Faith Working for Social Justice" 
Sunday, March 22, 2015
12:30 pm
Hosted by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore
Seating is limited. Reservations Required
Cost: $35 - Members - $25/sliding scale
Please click here for flyer

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center's Annual Bus Tour
Friday, March 27, 2015
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

 The Maryland Women's Heritage Center Hosts the
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $85

Dear Heritage Center Supporters,

Please join us for a unique experience during Women's History Month.

On Friday, March 27, 2015, beginning at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center at 9:30 am, then touring until 4:00 pm, we will visit a two museums and several of Baltimore's historic sites.

The cost of $85 includes comfortable motor coach transportation, lunch, tour guide, and museum admission fees.
Registration and bus capacity is limited so it is recommended that you book your space by CLICKING HERE as soon as possible. For the full walking and bus tour agenda please CLICK HERE.


MARCH 2014

National Women's History Month 2014

Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment


This year's theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. They have demonstrated their character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, women religious, and CEOs. Their lives and their work inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women's experience.

The lives and work of the 2014 Women of Character, Courage and Commitment Honorees span the centuries of American history and come from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  National Women's History Month 2014 provides an excellent opportunity to honor women and their accomplishments. 

 Maryland NOW and Maryland Women's Heritage Center Present
Women's History Conference
Women of Character, Courage & Commitment

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 - Members
$25 - Sliding scale

This Women's History Conference features a performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson. Seating is limited. Reservations required. For more information and reservations please visit

Amtrack Proudly Presents and Celebrates Women's History Month
March 1 - March 31, 2014
10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Monday to Saturday
11:00 am to 4:00 pm -Sunday
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore

March is Women's History month at the B&O, proudly presented by Amtrack. Learn about the contributions women made to the B&O Railroad and the modern history of women in the railroading industry. Throughout March the museum will host and feature speaker presentations highlighting the contributions of women railroaders. Please call 410-752-2490 for more information and updates on presentations.

Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's FREE Speaker Series
Amelia Earhart's Legacy
Monday, March 3, 2014

7:00 pm
Lockheed Martin Auditorium on the Lockheed Martin campus, 2323 Eastern Blvd., Middle River

Aviation Speaker Series Presents Donna Suwall of the 99's with Amelia Earhart's Legacy:
Women's History Month brings to the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's free Speaker Series an evening of women's courage, achievements and contributions to advancing the roles of women in aviation with speaker Donna Suwell and her presentation, Amelia Earhart’s Legacy: The 99s—The International organization of Women Pilots. Donna Suwall, a retired flight and ground school instructor and FAA Pilot. Written Test Examiner and a long- time member of the 99s—the International Organization of Women Pilots, will talk about the great legacy Amelia Earhart left to aviation in the form of the organization called The Ninety-Nines. This talk on Amelia's passion and perseverance will inspire young girls in the 4th grade through high school through to inspiring women in the midst of their careers. Donna will take us from the first meeting of the 99s organized by Amelia Earhart to today’s worldwide organization and show why this was one of Amelia Earhart’s greatest accomplishments as well as covering why Amelia thought it important to draw women pilots together, Amelia's hopes and dreams for the future of aviation and women in aviation. A photo ID is required for admission to the program. This free event takes place at the Lockheed Martin auditorium on the Lockheed Martin campus, 2323 Eastern Blvd in Middle River. For additional information please call 410-682-6122.

Here Come the Ladies: Legends of British Music Hall and Vaudeville Entertainment
An Event in Celebration of Women's History Month.
Wednesday March 5 and 26, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $70
Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

Harriet Lynn, B.F.A., M.S., founder/producer/artistic director of Heritage Theatre Artists` Consortium provides an entertaining and educational three part series of three women who were legendary entertainers - including Baltimore's own Ella Sheilds, and British stars of yesteryear, Vesta Tilley and Marie Lloyd. For more information please contact Ms. Lynn at:

The National Electronics Museum's Girl Scout Day
Electric Fashion
Saturday, March 8, 2014
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
National Electronics Museum, 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum
Cost: $10/Scout

This program is open to Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior levels. Advanced registration is required. The project for the day is Electric Fashion. Scouts will be creating their own fashion bracelets that light up with LEDs. There will be elements of designing, crafting, sewing, and electronics to the project. For additional information and registration please contact: Kirsten Messinger,

Prevent Identity Theft - Co-Sponsored by Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) and Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Saturday, March 8, 2014
2:00 pm
Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick

Prevent Identity Theft with special focus on women and identity theft, presented by CCCW Associate Commissioner and super-lawyer Isabel Mercedes Cumming. Please see flyer here for details:
For further information please email or call 410-535-0

Girl Power - A STEM Event for Middle and High School Girls
Sunday, March 9, 2014
2:00 pm to 5:00 pmKossiakoff Center, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Directions and more information are available at:

Women are making a difference, changing the world, and transforming the future with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Come explore how you can too at the FREE event! No registration is required.
New Format, New Presenters! - This event will feature special presentations on women working in aerospace, cyber-situational awareness, as well as college and career presentations and hands-on activities and challenges.

 The Baltimore Washington Chamber of Commerce (BWCC) Women in Business (WIB) Partners with the Maryland Women's Heritage Center (MWHC) to Celebrate Women's History Month 2014
"Celebrating WOMEN of Character, Courage, and Commitment"
Friday, March 14, 2014

11:30 am to 130 pm
Women in Business Luncheon, The Gathering Place, 6120 Day Long Lane, Clarksville (Near intersection of  Routes 32 and 108)
Cost: Prepaid BWCC Members $50
Non-Members/Members Not Prepaid $65

Join the BWCC and the MWHC as they present a performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson, Actor, Educator, Motivator. Distinguished panel for the discussion includes Betty Buck, President, Buck Distributing Company, Inc., Mother, Advocate, Teacher, Philanthropist; Carmen Delgado Votaw, International Women's Rights Activist, Advocate for women's rights, civil and human rights, and all issues of equality; Esther McCready, Retired Nurse, Teacher, Pioneer: First African-American undergraduate at University of Maryland, College Park.

Original works by Kate Campbell Stevenson bring to life a diverse group of historical women role models through music and monologue in her dynamic one-woman show. The show will be followed by a discussion with a panel of extraordinary Maryland women mentioned above. Please click here for full details: WIBFlyer2014_March-R2.pdf

2014 WOW Awards Luncheon 
Co-Chaired by the Calvert County League of Women Voters & the Calvert County Commission for Women
Saturday, March 15, 2014

11:30 am to 2:00 pm
College of Southern Maryland, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Cost: $27 per person, $15 per person - age 21 and younger

All are invited to an event that will lift your spirits and warm you heart - the 12th annual Calvert County Women of the World (WOW) Awards Luncheon. This year's theme is Women Involved: Women Making a Difference! This luncheon recognizes excellence in women and girls. And, of course, men and boys are invited to join in this celebration and attend the event. For more information please contact: Margaret Dunkle at or 443-968-2500 and/or Debora Harris at or 410-535-1498.
Please click here for detailed flyer: WOW-2014_Women_of_the_World_Flyer___Registration_Form.pdf

2014 Maryland Women's Hall of Fame
Thursday, March 20, 2014

5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - Reception: Government House, 110 State Circle, Annapolis
7:00 pm - Ceremony: Miller Senate Building, ll Bladen Street, Annapolis

Fee applies for the reception. The Ceremony is free and open to the public. Please contact Crystal Young at: for further information. Event ticketing and online registration visit

"Dress for Success" Clothes Closet Open House -
Saturday, March 22, 2014
2:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Church Street, Prince Frederick

Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) presents: Clothes Closet Open House - Free business (dress for success) clothing for women entering or returning to the work force.For more information, please contact Jacqueline McCoy at 301-536-1836 or email:  - Please see flyer for details:

A Gala Reception and Dinner Celebrating the National Women's History Month 2014 Honorees
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C.

We would like to thank everyone who nominated an extraordinary women for consideration as a 2014 Honoree. For a list and brief biographies of the 2014 Honorees, click here:

Save the Date! Order your tickets today:

Women's History Bus Tour
Sponsored by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, first stop on the tour

Friday, March 28, 2014
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: $60, includes the bus, lunch, and all admissions and performances
To participate in this fabulous day, please make your check for $60, payable to Maryland Women's Heritage Center and mail it to MWHC, P.O. Box 719, Brooklandville, MD 21022 - by March 12, 2014.
Please click here for detailed flyer: PDF-MWHC+BUS+TOUR+2014FinalFeb4+(2).pdf

Tour Itinerary:

9:00 - 10:00 - Maryland Women's Heritage Center - Introduction and overview of the Center and the Women's History Tour -  Continental breakfast, Performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson of Rachel Carson, Founder of the Environmental Movement
10:15 - 11:00 - Jewish Museum of Maryland - Dramatization on Immigration and role of Jewish women in early Baltimore
11:15 - 12:00 - Orchard Street Church - Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman presentation
12:30 - 1:30 -Women's Industrial Kitchen Restaurant - Buffet Lunch and Overview of Women's Industrial Exchange, founded in 1880
1:30 - 2:30 - St. Mary's Spiritual Center - Mother Seton's House - Dramatic presentation of Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, founder of the Oblate Sisters of Providence (first nuns of African descent) - Presentation about Mother Elizabeth Seton, first female saint in the United States
3:00 - Bus returns to Maryland Women's Heritage Center

For more information please contact Program Chair, Linda Shevitz

2014 Mother to Daughter Financial Summit
"Together - Shaping the Fu
Saturday, March 29, 2014
PEPCO Gallery, 702 8th Street NW, Washington, DC

The 2014 Mother to Daughter Financial Summit is presented by the Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls for - Moms/Teens/Tweens/Girls -Meet and hear renowned financial gurus and learn strategies for successfully navigating today's challenging economic conditions while bonding with your daughter.For more information please visit: or call: 202-508-1467

MARCH 2013

"The Best Son John W. Garrett Never Had: 
Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Behind the Scenes in Baltimore & the B&O"
Saturday, March 2, 2013

Celebrate Women's History Month at the B&O Museum!
12 Noon
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Presentation is free with purchase of museum ticket. This event is proudly presented by AMTRAK

Join Kathleen Waters Sander, author of Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Gilded Age, as she discusses Mary Elizabeth Garrett, the founding benefactor of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bryn Mawr School. A pioneer of women's rights, the daughter of legendary B&O Railroad president John W. Garrett, and a behind-the-scenes B&O railroad woman.
For more information please call: 410-752-2490

arriet Tubman Centennial Launch Weekend
March 8, 9, 10, 2013

A variety of venues
Cost: Tickets $30

Lecture Series - It's More than History!
Presented by the Baltimore National Heritage Area and Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Friday, March 8, 2013 - Ella Shields -The Woman Behind the Man -Presenter: Harriet Lynn
Friday, March 22, 2013 - Wallis Warfield Simpson -How Could a Southern Girl Like Me Cause All This Fuss?Presenter: Zippy Larson
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - Take a Hike! A Guided History Walking Tour
Time:Noon to 1:00pm
Where: City Hall, Board of Estimates Room, 2nd floor
Cost: FREE and open to the public

To mark 100 years since Harriet Tubman's passing, Dorchester and Caroline Counties - the places where she grew up and began her journeys to freedom - are launching a year long centennial celebration of her life and legacy. All are welcome to join. For complete information on the many events please click here: TubmanFlyer_CentennialConcert.pdf  TubmanFlier_MarchEvents_2013_FINAL__2_.pdf

National Archives Presents: "When We Were Free to Be"
Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference it Made
Friday, March 8, 2013
William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives, Special Events Entrance, 7th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Cost: FREE

If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be...You and Me --the ground breaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. Conceived by actress and producer Marlo Thomas and promoted by Ms. magazine, it captured the spirit of the growing women's movement and inspired girls and boys to challenge stereotypes, value cooperation, and respect diversity. This event features a panel discussion, moderated by Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. Lovett, along with Carole Hart, producer of Free To Be...You and Me; Dorothy Pitman Hughes, co-founder of Ms. magazine; and child development specialist Barbara Sprung. A book signing will follow the program. For more information please visit: or email:  or call: 202-357-5000

The Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls ("FLOW")Invites
Moms, Teens/Tween Girls to the 2013 Mother 2 Daughter Financial Summit
Saturday, March 9, 2013

8:30am to 1:00pm
National 4-H Youth Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase
Please see website for costs:

This empowering money-smart program is tailored just for girls and their moms. Special Guest, Miss Teen USA - Logan West, will speak personally to girls on the importance of being money-savvy.  Breakfast/lunch included.    For further information and/or to register please call: 202-508-1467 or visit:

MDHS Players Present a Civil War Reflection of Maryland Heroines
aturday, March 9, 2013

Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore

The MDHS Players present a tribute to Harriet Tubman and Clara Barton. Engage with these legendary women by way of live performance. For more information please email: or call: 410-685-3750 ext. 377

Harriet Tubman Centennial Commemoration
Saturday, March 9, 2013

10:00am to12:00pm - Join the Journey Ceremony
10:00am to 3:00pm - Join theJourney Ceremony & Tour
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park
Parking is UNAVAILABLE on-site. Attendees must park at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, 2475 Cambridge Beltway (MD Route 16, Cambridge. Transportation will be provided to the site.

You and a guest are invited to "Join the Journey" to commemorate the centennial celebration of the life and legacy of Maryland native and American hero, Harriet Tubman. Space is limited and registration is required. For further information orto RSVP please call 800-272-5051 by February 22, 2013.

Maryland NOW and The Maryland Women's Heritage Center Present
Women Leaders-Past and Present
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 - NOW members $25/sliding scale

Treat yourself during Women's History Month by attending this entertaining and educational Women's History Conference. This event features a performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Please visit: for reservations and/or additional information.

Hampton's Mistresses and Their Music
Sunday, March10, 2013

2:00pm and 3:15pm
Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson
Cost: FREE

Musica Antiqua honors Women's History Month with music spanning seven generations of Hampton mistresses. Ranging from music suitable for the Great Hall early Baltimore music, dance tunes, opera and theatrical favorites, to music for the home circle- a Native American maiden's song, Methodist Camp music, rag-tme, a World War II hit plus a work song of a Maryland enslaved woman.
Join us as Musica Antiqua performs in period costume, on violin, cello, wooden flute and keyboard.
Two performances will be held; please be sure to attend ONE only as seating is limited. Admission is free and available on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, please visit: or call 410-823-1309 x251

Her Words: Storytelling with Saris: Artist's Talk and Printmaking Demonstration
Saturday, March 16, 2013

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood

The Brentwood Arts Exchange invites you to join us for a project update & woodblock print demonstration with artist, Monica Jahan Bose, Saturday, March 16 from 3-5pm. Last month Bose, traveled to the remote island of Katakhali, Bangladesh where she collaborated with 12 women to create sari prints and collect oral histories in celebration of their achievements in learning to read and for their work in improving their communities. The visual culmination of the project, which includes the 18-foot-long saris as well as photo and video footage documenting Bose’s work with the women, premieres at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in September. Please email: for more information.

Women of the World 11th Annual Awards Luncheon
Saturday, March 16, 2013

11:30am - 2pm -
11:30am - 12 noon Networking and Registration
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Church Street, Prince Frederick
Cost: $27 per person

This year's annual luncheon features Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of the United States. Topic is "Looking to the Future". For further information, or to register please contact Anne Mychalus at 410-326-6784 or email: This events is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Calvert County Commission for Women.

Girl Power Event for Middle and High School Girls Exploring Careers in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Sunday, March 17, 201

2:00pm to 5:00pm
Kossiakoff Center
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Admission FREE - NO registration necessary

This Girl Power event sponsored by APL STEM in partnership with theWomen's Giving Circle of Howard County invite mothers and daughters of middle and high school age to enjoy Hands-on-Activities, demonstrations, displays and speak with professional women in STEM careers. For more information please visit: or call: 443-778-7836.

The Worcester County Commission for Women Celebrates "Women's History Month"
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Clarion Resort Hotel, 101st Street, Ocean City
COST: $35

There will be a luncheon, awards, exhibitors, and raffles. Please email: Diane McGraw at:
or call Diane at: 410-208-2569 for further information and/or reservations


March 2012

Maryland State Education Association (MSEA)
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmematics (STEM) ExhibitMonth of March 2012
MSEA headquarters, 140 Main Street, Annapolis

In honor of Women's History month March 2012, MSEA has an outstanding STEM exhibit on display in the lobby of MSEA headquarters. This display is available for viewing Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Featured, as part of this exhibit are the "Women of Goddard" Space Center. A collaborative effort between "Women of Goddard" and the Maryland Women's Heritage Center brought the STEM exhibit to life.

Clara Barton - Equal Justice for all Exhibit
Month of March 2012

Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo

This exhibit features objects that highlight Clara Barton's role in the major social issues of her time, including civil rights for African Americans and the women's suffrage movement including Barton's ties to Frances Gage, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass. Visitors will learn about her work with the Freedmen's Bureau (U.S. Government aid for distressed Americans of the Civil War), the Office of Missing Soldiers, the International Conference of Women, other women's groups.

Women's History Month Celebration ~ Proudly presented by AMTRAK
Month of March 2012

Wednesday - Sunday
11:00am to 4:00pm
Ellicott City Station, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City

Learn about the contributions women made to the B&O Railroad and the modern history of women in the railroading industry as the B&O in Baltimore and Ellicott City Station celebrate women in history. For more information please email or call 410-461-1945

The National Aquarium in Baltimore Celebrates Women's History Month
Friday, March 2, 2012

5:00pm to 8:00pm
National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: $8

Celebrate the accomplishments of women is Marine Biology and Science; enjoy global performances - belly dance and live Arabic band, local singing duo Venus Envy, Latin dance performance and free salsa lessons by DanceInTime. Meet local children's author Jennifer Curtis Keats, Editor-at-Large, Maryland Life Magazine. Play trivia games and win prizes...test your knowledge of women's history. For further information please call: 410-659-4200 or visit:

Women of the World (WOW-Baltimore) Festival
Friday, March 2, 2012

10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, March 3, 2012
10:00)am to5:30pm
Sunday, March 4, 2012
10:00am to 1:30pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and BSO Music Director, Marin Alsop announce programming for the highly anticipated, first-ever "Women of the World-Baltimore Festival (WOW-Baltimore)! In partnership with London's Southbank Centre, and co-artistically directed by Jude Kelly, the founder of the WOW Festival, WOW-Baltimore is a new, three-day festival for and about women featuring a series of panel discussions, interactive workshops, spontaneous performance and a community forum for casual conversation. For more information please visit

Opportunities for Women in Aviation
Monday, March 5, 2012

Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd. Middle River
Cost: FREE

Join in a panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for women in aviation. Lockheed Martin Auditorium is next to Martin's Airport and is sponsored by the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum. For more information please call 410-682-6122 or visit

Screening of "Miss Representation" Documentary and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

5:15pm to 8:30pm
Ceremonial Court Room (Rm 160E), University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore, Street, Baltimore
Cost: FREE

This documentary exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayal of women and girls, which make it difficult for them to achieve leadership positions and feel empowered. After the screening there is a panel discussion that includes two academics and Jayne Miller, WBAL journalist.

Maryland Women's Hall of Fame Induction and Reception
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

5:00pm to 7:00pm
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis
Cost: Free for Induction Ceremony
Reception following at Government House is a ticketed event

The Maryland Commission for Women and Friends of MCW and the Maryland Women Legislators present and host this annual event. For further information and ticket purchases please contact Crystal Young at 410-767-8695.

12th Annual Maryland Harriet Ross Tubman Remembrance Day
Schedule of Programs

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
10:00am to 12:00pm
Reginald Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: FREE
Thursday, March 8, 2012
10:00am to 12:00pm
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1601 R Street, Washington, DC
Cost: Free
Friday, March 9, 2012
11:00am to 3:00pm
Miller Senate Building, Annapolis
Cost: Free
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Harriet Tubman Day Banquet, Elks Lodge, Cambridge
Cost: $25
Sunday, March 11, 2012
All CHURCHES in MD/DC/VA/NY/GA/NJ Celebrate Harriet Ross Tubman Day
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Emmart Pierpont Safehouse, 3523 Rolling Road, Randallstown
Cost: FREE

For further information on event time, please call 410-655-7821 or email:
Please join in and enjoy one or all of these memorable events honoring Harriet Ross Tubman. Remember all events are FREE with an RSVP email to:


International Women's Day Celebrations
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring
11:00am Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
Admission: FREE
1:00pm - Sojourner Truth: A Woman Ain't I?
Cost: $5 - MC ID - Free. Groups welcome

Actor Kathryn Woods provides a dramatic presentation of Isabella Baumfree's journey from slavery to evangelist, suffragist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth told in her own words using speeches and songs.

"Developing Your Personal Brand: Learning from Women in History"
Thursday, March 8, 2012

4:00pm to 6:00pm
K Center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Cost: FREE

To 'kick-off' Hopkins Women's Network (HWN), the Maryland Women's Heritage Center's Diana Bailey is presenting a 'Branding" workshop. Participants will view notable women in history to define their "personal brand" and its impact on their career and/or community. Attendees will refine their personal brand and develop an action plan for implementation in their career or other aspects of her life. For further information please email

The 27th Annual Prince George's County Women's History Month Luncheon
Thursday, March 8, 2012

12 Noon to 2:00pm (Doors open at 11:00am)
Martins Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt
COST: Please click on invitation link for luncheon prices

This year's Women's History Month Luncheon theme is "Women Educated. Women Empowered." The keynote speaker will be Dr. Charlene Dukes, President of Prince George's Community College. WHML_2012_invitation.pdf This event will also honor a female Prince George's County Government employee with the Gladys Noon Spellman Public Service Award, as well as present our 2012 Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship recipients. Scholarship Application link: GNS_Scholarship_Application_2012.doc

Celebrate Women's History Month ~ Meet and Greet Women in Western Maryland
Saturday, March 10, 2012

2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Comfort Inn & Suites, 1216 National Highway, LaVale (near Cumberland)

Cumberland Business and Professional Women, the American Association of University Women and Maryland NOW invite you to join this free of charge discussion and networking event. Please RSVP by 3/3/12 by contacting Melissa Harr at 301-707-5104. If leaving a voice mail, please leave the name and phone number of those attending.

Girl Power ~ Reach for the Sky
Sunday, March 11, 2012

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Kossiakoff Center, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Cost: FREE and no registration required

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is an official supporter of this event. This free event encourages girls to consider careers in STEM - Science Technology Engineering and Math. Hands-on activities, demonstrations, displays and career representatives from a variety of STEM industries are all available. For more information please call 443-778-6125 or visit

Fabulous Moms ~ Women's Small Business Expo and Conference
Friday, March 16, 2012 through Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Hotel at the Arundel Preserve and The Arundel Mills Mall, Hanover

This exciting event brings together over 150+ 'mompreneurs' from Maryland, Virginia, DC, Delaware and Pennsylvania to sell and market their products and services. Enjoy a networking opportunity and take advantage of seminars hosted by industry leaders. For more information please call Nicole Germain at 443-540-3121 or email

Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18, 2012

10:00am to 5:00pm
Community College of Baltimore County, 800 Rolling Road, Baltimore -
Follow signs to the Gym
Exhibitor Workshop: Tuesday, January 24, 2011 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm, CCBC Barn, 800 Rolling Road, Baltimore

The CCBC Women's EXPO is all about promoting Women Owned or Operated businesses. Networking and growing businesses to successful levels. The EXPO is visitor friendly and lots of fun. There is shopping, workshops, massages, and yoga demonstrations.

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland's 6th Annual Women's Leadership Forum
Monday, March 12, 2012

5:45pm to 8:15pm
Girl Scouts Urban Program & STEM Center, 4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore

Cost: $25 for adults and Two (2) non-perishable food items for youth
Join Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, The Maryland Women's Heritage Center, The Junior League of Baltimore, and Hadassah of Greater Baltimore as we celebrate 100 years of Women's Leadership in Baltimore through an amazing one-woman show - Women: Back to the Future - by performer Kate Campbell-Stevenson. For more information and to RSVP, please email Clarke Fitzmaurice at or call 410-358-9711

Ladies Verse 12: The Rewind, Recycle, Remix Tribute to the Ancestors
Saturday, March 17, 2012

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2012
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
COST: $15 prior to March 15; $17 at the door

Join Poetry for the People as they present multi-genre performances giving tribute to the likes of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, June Jordan and Miriam Makeba. For more information please visit or call 410-236-2775


National Organization for Women (Maryland NOW) Women's History Month Program & Reception
Sunday, March 18, 2012

1:00pm to 5:30pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: $35 ~ MWHC and NOW Members $25 - Students $25

Maryland NOW in conjunction with the Maryland Women's Heritage Center present Celebrating the Past - Improving the Future Women's History Conference. Join the celebration and enjoy guest speakers, performers and lite fare during this event.Click here for further information.

Worcester County Commission for Women Celebrates Women's History Month
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Clarion Resort Hotel, 101st Street, Ocean City
Cost: $35 Per Person

Enjoy luncheon, a keynote speaker, awards, exhibitors, raffles and the debut of a new cookbook. Honor The Woman of the Year 2012, Andrea C. Barnes and celebrate The Woman in History 2012, Eunice Q. Sorin. Reservations please call 410-600-0552 or email - Proceeds to benefit McGuffey Literacy Project.

The Women's Action Coalition Women's History Month Presentation
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

5:30pm to 8:30pm
Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Drive, Bowie
Cost: $30

Please join us for a program by Bette J. McLeod, dynamic motivational speaker, seasoned educator, administrator and human relations specialist. Networking opportunities and lite supper included. Please make your check payable to SIBC (Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton) and mail to SIBC, P.O. Box 652, Bowie, MD 20718. Must be postmarked by March 15, 2012. For more information please call Kelly Pierce at 301-613-4329

United 4 Equality ~ Save the Date
Thursday, March 22, 2012

11:00am to 1:00pm
Senate Russell Office Building Room 385, Constitution Ave. & 1st Street, Washington, DC

Join United 4 Equity, LLC, women's groups and feminist friends as we celebrate a huge milestone for the ERA 2015 campaign! Witness the 112th Senate make history for Women across America. For the first time, the U.S. Senate will consider removing the deadline for ratification of the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment.

Senator Ben Cardin (MD) to introduce on March 22nd, the companion resolution to HJ Res. 47:Removing the Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. This new strategy for achieving ERA was proposed by United 4 Equality, LLC on behalf of its ERA coalition members across the country. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (WI), previously introduced HJ Res. 47 on the 100thanniversary of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2011. The ERA is important to U.S. foreign policy because how can the U.S. lead others to curb the human rights abuses of women and girls abroad while denying American women and girls constitutional equality at home.

In honor of International Women’s Day 2012, Senator Cardin disseminated his ‘Dear Colleague’ letter and joint resolution Click here PDF-ERA-SEN.CARDIN.pdf. Senator Cardin’s original co-sponsors include Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD) and Senator Robert Menendez (NJ). Both senators join Cardin to support the 3-state approach as well as Senator Menendez’s joint resolution for a new ERA amendment with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

We would greatly appreciate your presence and support for Congress’s bold response on behalf of women across America. If you’d like to help contact original cosponsors for the Cardin/Baldwin bills, reply to for support materials.

On March 22, 1972, forty years ago, the ERA passed the Senate for the first time and was sent out to the states for ratification. Back then, as Delegate to the MD General Assembly, Ben Cardin voted yes and helped pass the ERA in MD on March 24, 1972! Now, we stand proud by his renewed commitment and partnership with Congresswoman Baldwin (now running for Senate) to push ERA back out to the states for completion!

RSVP to Holly Joseph if you plan to attend and would like to be added to the agenda for brief remarks at:


McDaniel College Celebrates Women's History Month
"Women in Leadership" Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 22, 2012

McDaniel Lounge, 2 College Hill, Westminster
Cost: FREE and open to the public

Robyn Allers, special liaison for college relations at McDaniel, moderates five alumnae panelists who will discuss where they have been and where they are headed as women in leadership. Panelists include: Nupur Parekh Flynn, managing director/co-director of marketing for Brown Capital Management; Jaime Walker Luse, partner at Tydings & Rosenberg LLP; Dawn Motovidlak, president and CEO of Business Health Services; Erin Thompson Strovel, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine; Jessica Watson, CEO of JWatson Creative

St. Mary's County Commission for Women -
Woman of the Year and Woman of Tomorrow Awards
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dr. James Forrest Career and Technology Center, Leonardtown
Cost: $20 per person to attend banquet - Reservations by March 1, 2012

This event recognizes women for outstanding community service. Proceeds benefit the Jane Hale Sypher Scholarship at the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown, which supports a non-traditional student who is a single parent or displaced homemaker. For reservations and/or information please call 301-475-4200, ext. 1849 or email:

Meet 'Rosie the Riveter' at Martin State Airport
Saturday, March 24, 2012

Martin State Airport, Hangar 5, Suite 531, 701 Wilson Point Road, Baltimore

In celebration of Women's History Month, Rosie The Riveters will meet visitors, share World War II stories, and sign books from 11:00am to 12:30pm. At 12 noon a one hour musical "Rosie" will be performed saluting the women of WWII. For more information please call 410-682-6122.

The U.S. Department of the Interior

            invites you to a
Town Hall discussion on
Women’s Role in American History:
How to Tell the Stories

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

3:00pm TO 4:00pm
Registration to begin at 2:30pm
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Cost: FREE and open to the public

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, join Secretary Salazar
to discuss efforts to preserve and highlight the many
accomplishments of American women.

This event is open to members of the press
Please RSVP by noon on Friday, March 23, 2012 to
with your name, title, organization, email address, phone number

6th Annual Harriet Tubman Day of Remembrance
Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Emmart Pierpont Safe House, 3523 North Rolling Road, Rockdale
COST: FREE and open to the public - all are welcome

Come celebrate the life of "Moses" an underground railroad hero at an underground railroad station. Experience "Harriet" through renowned storyteller, Janice Greene. For more information please contact Jeff & Shirley Supik at or 410-655-7821.

March 2011

Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists
Art Exhibitions on view now through October 17, 2011
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Museum admission required

Curated by Dr. Michelle Joan Wilkinson, director of collections and exhibitions at the museum. This exhibition features eight contemporary female artists who create thought-provoking, three-dimensional art using unexpected materials. For further information please call 443-263-1800

Celebrate Woman's History Month
Throughout the Month of March 2011
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore

Presented by AMTRAK, the B&O Railroad Museum celebrates Women's History Month by highlighting the contributions made by women in the railroading industry. For additional information please visit

Women's History Month Display
March 1 - 31, 2011

Maryland State Education Association, 140 Main Street, Annapolis

A special Women’s History Month exhibit will be on display throughout the month of March at the Maryland State Education Association’s headquarters in Annapolis. Presented by MSEA’s Women's Concerns Committee, the display includes contributions from the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and the Maryland State Department of Education.

Oh Those Ladies!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
1:15 - 2:15 pm
Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton

This free event features a music lecture and recorded listening program with Irv Chamberlain as he looks at distinctive female singers in American music history. This series covers musical styles and eras, including flapper, blues, swing, ballads, scat, soul and Broadway show tunes. For additional information please call Carol Fuentevilla at 240-777-4999 or email

First Friday Lunch & Learn
Friday, March 4, 2011
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
DuClaw Brewing Company in Bowie Town Center, 4000 Town Center Blvd., Bowie
Cost: $25 for members with pre-paid reservation or $35 for guests and members at the door.

The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business committee, features guest speaker Ellen Valentino, Maryland State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business. Proceeds from this event benefit the Women in Business Scholarship Fund. For additional information or to register in advance please call 301-262-0920. 

Celebrate Women's History
Friday, March 4, 2011
5 - 9 pm
National Aquarium in Baltimore, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Free with Aquarium Admission (after 5 pm, admission is only $8 per person)

The National Aquarium in Baltimore celebrates Women's History Month with a variety of activities. For more information, visit or call 410-576-3800.

Avenue Antiques Book Signing Honoring Women's History Month
Saturday, March 5, 2011
1:00 p.m.
901 West 36th Street, Baltimore

Avenue Antiques will be hosting a Maryland Women author's book signing in honor of Women's History Month and the first anniversary of the Congressional Gold Medals awarded to the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots). Avenue Antiques has lined up several interesting authors including Amy Nathan, author of Yankee Doodle Gals, a book geared to a teen audience. They are hoping to have at least one Woman Airforce Service Pilot present at this signing. Ms. Nathan will also be bringing copies of several of her other books including Count On Us, the history of women in the military from the Revolutionary War to Iraq, and Take a Seat-Make a Stand, about Sarah Keys Evans whose civil rights stance took place three years before Rosa Parks. Lauren Silberman, who is researching a book on Wicked Baltimore, will be signing copies of her book, The Jewish Community of Baltimore. Connie Reeves, a former military helicopter pilot; has written two novels: The Elimination Game and Hawthorne Cottage. Helen Carson's new book, The Kappelmeister's Daughter, rounds out the present offerings. Avenue Antiques may add one or two more authors and their books to this roster. For further information please call Elissa Strati at 410-467-0329 or visit

"From the Chesapeake to the Courts of Europe: Baltimore Women Who Married Royalty Series” Performance Series featuring Cherie Weinert as Rosalie Stier
Sunday, March 6, 2011

2 pm
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore
Tickets are $30 per performance / $100 for series of four (optional Champagne Brunch at the Mansion is $35 more per person all inclusive)

Actress Cherie Weinert presents this dramatization of Rosalie Stier. She fled with her aristocratic family to America during the French Revolution and later married George Calvert, the grandson of the 5th Lord Baltimore. Seating is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dale Whitehead, Executive Director of The Engineers Club of Baltimore, at 410-539-6914, ext. 106, or

Girl Power! Reach for the Sky
Sunday, March 6, 2011

3 - 5 p.m.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is an official supporter of this event presented by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, Maryland Space Business Roundtable, and Multinational Development of Women in Technology (MDWIT). This free event encourages girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and includes hands-on activities, demonstrations, displays, and career representatives from a variety of STEM industries. To register, or for more information, contact

WGC's 2011 Annual Meeting ~ "Voices of Empowerment"
Monday, March 7, 2011
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Howard County Nature Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock

SAVE THE DATE...The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County's 2011 Annual Meeting. "Voices of Empowerment" presented by featured keynote speaker, Rachel Garbow Monroe, President of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. For more information email:

“Women’s Art, Women’s Vision: Over 50 & Fabulous”
March 7 – April 1, 2011

World Trade Center in Baltimore, 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore

The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center will highlight Maryland women artists with an art exhibition in conjunction with Women’s History Month. “Women’s Art, Women’s Vision: Over 50 & Fabulous” will be on display at the World Trade Center from Monday, March 7 – Friday, April 1. A reception with the artists takes place Tuesday, March 8, 5 – 7 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Sponsored by AARP Maryland, “Women’s Art, Women’s Vision: Over 50 & Fabulous” showcases artwork by Maryland women artists over the age of 50. All artwork in the exhibition is for sale and proceeds benefit the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. Select artists exhibiting include Janet Freedman, Loretto Gubernatis, and Stephanie Hopkins of Baltimore; Wilhelmina Burress and Eileen Williams of Columbia, Md.; Diane Wieder of Ellicott City, Md.; and Ellie Tryon of Bel Air, Md. For more information, call 410-767-0675.

Women’s History Month Presentation by L. Tammy Duckworth
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Elkton Station, Room 221

In recognition of Women's History Month, Cecil College's Elkton Station Diversity Team is hosting a free presentation by Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs L. Tammy Duckworth at 10 a.m. March 8, in Room 221 of Elkton Station. Nominated by President Obama to serve in her current position, Duckworth was confirmed by the Senate on April 22, 2009 and sworn in two days later. As assistant secretary, she represents and advises the secretary of veterans affairs on matters relating to media and public affairs. She directs departmental communications and oversees programs relating to intergovernmental relations, homeless veterans, consumer affairs, and the department's six national rehabilitative special event programs. Since her appointment, she has consolidated VA's outreach programs and created the Office for New/Social Media, the Office for Tribal Governments and the VA Outreach Office. For more information, contact Laney Hoxter at 410-287-1043 or

WOMTEC Lipstick, Lattes & Laptops Event
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tradeshow and Networking 10:00am-3:00pm; Lunch and Speakers 12:00pm-2:00pm
Pikesville Hilton, 1726 Reistertown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Cost: $39 member; $49 guest

Spend the day with amazing women and recharge your networking. This event is so much more than a luncheon, this dynamic program will ignite your business, reveal the secrets to achieving your goals, all while maintaining focus and balance. You will leave empowered, educated and motivated more than ever before with event speakers like, Deborah Owens, Wealth Coach & Author of "A Purse of Your Own", on financial empowerment, Kathleen Hawkins, founder of WOAMTEC, on networking & business, and Linda Schenk, Social Media Coach on networking & social media. The Lipstick portion of this conference will be taught by industry experts on how to throw those big girl shoulders back, put on some lipstick and get the attitude required for success. The Latte section of the event will caffeinate your business by rebranding, reviewing, and renewing your marketing outlook. Lastly, the Laptop portion will reveal the tools and technology needed to create a strong web presence, an efficient company, and discuss how to use viral and automated marketing to grow your business. Most importantly, taking the time to unplug your laptop and reconnect with people. For more information, feel free to email Women on a Mission to Earn Commission at or visit them at

International Women’s Day Celebration
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

5 pm – 7:30 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal Church 106 W. Church Street , Frederick
Cost: $5

The Ausherman Family Foundation, Rotary Club of Carroll Creek and Hood College have teamed up to bring Frederick’s First International Women’s Day Celebration to All Saints’ Episcopal Church on March 8, 2011. Although 2011 is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, this non-denominational celebration will be the first of its kind in Frederick. The event will feature The Glow Project Movie, and will benefit the Women of Hope Project, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2001 whose mission is to free families in war-torn Afghanistan from poverty and oppression by providing a hand-up vs. a hand-out. Originally established for women by women to help them build businesses and become self-sustaining, vocational training is now offered to men, and hundreds of children have returned to school. Tickets are just $5 each and can be purchased here.

 Girl Scouts Women’s Leadership Forum
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
5 pm – 8:15 pm
Maryland Women’s Heritage Center

Four local women authors will share the stories behind their books at Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s 5th annual Women’s Leadership Forum, Wednesday, March 9, 2011, from 5 pm – 8:15 pm at the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. Themed after Girl Scouts new Journey handbook series, “It’s Your Story –Tell It,” each author will share how they developed the stories they were compelled to write. Cost for adults is $25; students are asked to bring 2 canned food items in support of Girl Scouts’ Harvest for the Hungry campaign. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Clarke Fitzmaurice at

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

8:30 – 10 am
National Wildlife Visitor’s Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost is $30 pre-paid for BWCC and Bowie members; $45 for nonmembers and members at the door

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) and Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce host this special performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson in support of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. Kate Campbell Stevenson brings to life three dynamic women from American history in this one-woman musical. For more information and/or to register to attend, call 301-725-4000, 410-792-9714 or 301-262-0920, or visit or

10th Anniversary Women’s Expo & Conference
Conference - March 10-11, 2011 (Aloft BWI Hotel, Linthicum, MD)
CCBC Women’s Expo - March 12-13, 2011 (800 South Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD)

Women’s Expo Forum in conjunction with the CCBC Enterprise Institute presents the 10th Anniversary Women's Expo and Conference, an event designed to educate, strengthen and empower women business owners. Each year, the Women’s Expo attracts more than 1,000 attendees and more than 150 exhibit booths offering information on diverse business and financial issues as well as health and wellness initiatives. The pre-conference features two days of speakers, book signings, poetry readings, networking opportunities and special workshops. Click here to learn more about the conference schedule, registration fees and speakers.

Tenth Annual ATHENA Award Women's Leadership Breakfast
Friday, March 11, 2011

8 am – 9:45 am
Richlin Ballroom at Harford Community College, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood
$35 per person

Come celebrate our local women leaders! Since the program’s inception in 1982 more than 6,000 awards have been presented in over 500 communities in the United States, Canada, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and most recently the United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives. For more information, or to make a reservation, call Pat Hogan at 443-417-4176.

Anne Frank and Beyond: Using Diaries to Teach about the Holocaust
Friday, March 11, 2011

8 am – 1 pm
The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Bearman Campus, 15 Lloyd Street Baltimore

This special program will be led by Christina Chavarria of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Breakfast and light fare provided. There is no charge to attend this workshop. To RSVP, fill out the form and send it to Jeanette Parmigiani at by March 8, 2011.

Out of the Blue Aviation - Fly It Forward Event
Saturday, March 12, 2011

9:30 am
Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick

The pilots of Frederick Municipal Airport are inviting all women — young and old — for a FREE flight as well as to see all the amazing opportunities that aviation has to offer. Patty Wagstaff’s DVD we will have playing in the registration room. Prizes will be given away to some attendees. Participating pilots will receive a $0.50 per gallon of gas discount! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. Register today by clicking here.

Art Workshop: Paper Bead Bangles (Ages 6-12)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Museum admission required

Create handmade paper bead bangles using recyclable material such as wrapping paper and glossy magazine pictures. This program is in conjunction with Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists.

Harriet Tubman Annual Banquet
Saturday, March 12, 2011
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harriet Tubman Museum, 424 Race Street, Cambridge

Celebrating a scout, a spy, a nurse and an abolitionist. Held at Elks Lodge, 618 Pine Street, Cambridge, Maryland. There will be a guest speaker. A donation of $25 will be accepted at the door. 3-6pm, Saturday, March 12. Sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Organization, Inc. Contact Donald Pinder at 410.228.0401 or 410.228.8253.

Fabulous Moms Women's Small Business Expo
Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 12: 9 am -5 pm; March 13: 8 am – 6 pm
The Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Free admission to the Expo

America’s biggest spending block, women consumers and the fastest-growing business segment, “mompreneurs,” will convene at the Mall in Columbia. Fabulous Moms: Women's Small Business Expo brings together extraordinary business women to showcase exceptional products, foods, and services. This exciting event features a showcase of mom-owned businesses, interactive workshops geared toward varying levels of mom entrepreneurs, impactful keynote speakers, numerous networking opportunities, acknowledgement of outstanding mom entrepreneurs, a celebrity appearance and a fashion show. If you have any further questions, contact 443-540-3121 or email

Life's Journeys Writing Workshop with Yvonne J. Medley
Saturday, March 12, 2011
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Museum admission required

This Workshop covers writing techniques and examines Maryland biographies written by Ethel Ennis, Verda Welcome and Mary Carter Smith. For further information please call 443-263-1800

Patriots & Petticoats - Civil War Talk
Saturday, March 12, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Q&A
National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Delaplaine-Randall Room, 48 E. Patrick Street, Historic Downtown Frederick

Betsy Estilow, President of the Board of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine's Board of Directors and Co-Founder of the Society of Women and the Civil War will speak on certain select women of the South and their contribution to Civil War Medicine. For further information please call 410-695-1864x14. Members and Active Volunteers of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Pry House Field Hospital Museum are admitted free.

The Vagina Monologues
Saturday, March 12, 2011
7:00 pm
Pascal Theater, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold
Cost: $7.00

A faculty/student production of Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Annapolis YWCA to support their domestic violence and sexual assault awareness programs. For further information please call 410-777-2457 or email:

CCBC Women's Expo
Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2011
10 am - 5 pm both days
Community College of Baltimore County, Athletic and Wellness Center (L Building), 800 Rolling Road, Catonsville

Visit more than 150 exhibit booths by and for women and men.  Guest speakers at this annual event sponsored by AAWCC (American Association for Women in Community Colleges) offer education and information on diverse business and financial issues as well as health and wellness initiatives. In celebration of the Expo's 10th anniversary, admission is free. For further information please visit

Women's History Film
Monday, March 14, 2011
5:30 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, Waverly Branch, 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore

View a film to celebrate the theme of Women's History Month, Our History is Our Strength.

Women in the Arts Celebration
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
3:30 pm
Pascal Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold

This event is a Juried Art Exhibit and Celebration featuring work of AACC faculty, staff, and students. Artists' talk, dance performance, and Bridget Sullivan visiting artist presentation. For further information please call 410-777-1970 or email: or visit

Cumberland Business and Professional Women's Club Hosts Historian Albert L. Feldstein
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
6:00 pm
PriMeridian Restaurant, "Downtown Mall", 69 Baltimore Street, Cumberland

The Cumberland BPW will be hosting a presentation by historian Albert L. Feldstein on local and regional women's history at their next dinner meeting on March 15, 2011. This presentation is based upon a website developed in 2007 in partnership with the Western Maryland Regional Library (WHILBR). This website may be viewed at  For additional information on attending this dinner meeting and presentation please call Cuberland BPW President Cathy Carpenter at 301-729-4141

The Morgan State University Women with Toya Corbett
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
7:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: $5; free for members and volunteers

Toya Corbett speaks about the Morgan State University Women (MSUW), a group that has assisted the Morgan community with scholarships, tuition and support services for over 70 years. For further information please call 443-263-1800

Who's That Lady?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
4:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, Edmondson Ave. Branch, 4330 Edmondson Ave. Baltimore

Ages 6-12. Learn about Women's History Month and women who were pioneers in their fields

Sisters Academy- An Inner City School Preparing Girls to be Our Future Leaders
Thursday, March 17, 2011

6:30 pm
Grace Methodist Church, at the corner of N. Charles St. and Northern Pkwy, Baltimore

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Baltimore will hold their March meeting to discuss how Sisters Academy, is preparing inner city girls to be future leaders. Sisters Academy is an independent Catholic middle school for girls (grades 5 – 8) from low income neighborhoods in Baltimore. The purpose of this tuition-free school is to educate girls who would not otherwise have access to an engaging and challenging middle school environment.
Come hear Sister Delia Dowling, President of Sisters Academy, speak and learn more about this unique learning community and opportunities to touch the lives of these youths. Download the event flyer here. To RSVP, email

25th Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon
Thursday, March 18, 2011

11:30 am
Martins Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt
Cost: $35

This annual celebration highlights the service of women in Prince George’s County Government and the extraordinary achievements of American woman. The coveted Gladys Noon Spellman Award will be presented to a deserving Prince George’s County Government woman whose career and dedication to service closely parallels that of the late Congresswoman Gladys Noon Spellman, a celebrated public servant for more than two decades. In addition, Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship recipients will also be recognized. Doors open at 11:30 am. For additional information about the awards and luncheon, call or contact Ja’Net Lyons, Office of the County Executive, at

AAUW College Park ~ "Stop Harassment"
Saturday, March 19, 2011
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Old Parish House/Women's Club, 4711 Knox Road, College Park

The AAUW College Park welcomes speaker Holly Kearl, a National Street Harassment expert, writer, and nonprofit professional based in the Washington, D.C. area. Ms. Kearl's work has been cited by United Nations, CNN, Washington Post and many other publications. She is the author of Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women and Girls. Ms. Kearl is also a Senior staff member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Ms. Kearl's book draws on the experiences of more than 800 women from 23 countries.  It explores the societal contexts in which street harassment occurs, and the role of factors such as race and sexual orientation. This book offers strategies on how to address and end harassment. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for this event to

Dolen Perkins-Valdez Book Signing
Saturday, March 19, 2011
1:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Free program

In her debut novel, Wench, Dolen Perkins-Valdez explores a dark period of American history by chronicling the lives of four enslaved mistresses who meet at the same summer resort in Ohio with their masters. For further information please call 443-263-1800

International Women's History Month Literary Festival
Saturday, March 19, 2011
1 pm
Enoch Pratt Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

Four women writers from across the globe discuss the intersection of place, time and culture in literature and in the lives of women.  The conversation will be moderated by Linda A. Duggins, Hachette Book Group. The writers participating in this program are Victoria Brown, Minding Ben, Jasmin Darznik, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life, Sarita Mandanna, Tiger Hills, Tanya Wright, Butterfly Rising. This event is presented in partnership with the Antigua & Barbuda International Literary Festival and the Baltimore Times.

Meet Senator Barbara Mikulski
Sunday, March 20, 2011
2 pm
Enoch Pratt Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

Senator Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the U.S. Senate, will talk about "Women of the Senate: Making History, Changing History."  Meet and talk with Senator Mikulski at a reception immediately following the program.

Sundays @ 2 Films*
Sunday, March 20, 2011
2:00 pm "Faith Ringgold: The Last Story Quilt" (28 minutes)
2:30 pm "Betye & Alison Saar: Conjure Women of the Arts" (28 minutes)
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Museum admission required

Examine the personal and artistic relationship between mother and daughter.
*In conjunction with Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists, with an introduction by exhibition curator Dr. Michelle Joan Wilkinson. For further information please call 443-263-1800.

Women in Wine: Tasting Featuring Women Wine Makers!
Monday, March 21, 2011
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Iron Bridge Wine Company, 10435 Maryland 108, Ellicott City
Cost: $50

The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County invites you to join us for a special evening of socializing and fundraising at the Iron Bridge Wine Company in Ellicott City.  The Iron Bridge University presents an evening of Women in Wine: Tasting Featuring Women Wine Makers! The ticketed evening includes wine tastings and education along with plate snacks from the Iron Bridge kitchen. Guests are welcome to enjoy additional wine and meal selections from the menu as priced. Half of the event ticket sales, 20% of wine purchases and 10% of dinner sales will be donated to the WGC. A limited number of tickets are available for this event. Please register early to ensure your spot! For more information, contact Kristin Metz-Mentz at or 410-730-7840.

NAWBO Unexpected Success-Picking up the Pieces
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

11:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Rolling Road Golf Club, 814 Hilltop Road Catonsville, MD 21228
Cost: $32 Member; $47 Non-Member (Register before March 16th to avoid the late fee)

The event will include guest speaker, Mary Lynne Carraway President of Team Washington, Inc. and a Franchisee of Domino's Pizza LLC. Mary Lynne Carraway oversees the operation of fifty-seven of the most successful Domino's Pizza stores in the system. Ms. Carraway's ascension to President of Team Washington did not follow a typical career path. She attended Brigham Young University, worked in hotels and entertainment and spent 10 years in the fashion industry. She thought she had found her dream job when she married David Carraway, and they started their family. In 2004, Frank Meeks, founder of Team Washington, Inc. passed away. Two and a half years after he took over the company, her husband, David, lost his battle with brain cancer. Join Ms. Carraway as she shares her inspirational story with us and gives us a new understanding about the importance of planning. If you have any further questions, contact the National Association of Women Business Owners at 410-876-0502 or email

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Center Club, 100 Light Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Cost: $30 chamber members; $40 non-members

The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce is holding a luncheon with Founder and President of Murthy Law Firm, Sheela Murthy. Sheela Murthy is a Harvard Law School graduate and renowned leader in U.S. immigration law. Ms Murthy received the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2009, the Philanthropist of the Year, United Way of Central Maryland, 2009 and many other awards and accolades. She is also on the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and a Certified WBE, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Her mission is to help people achieve their American Dream. For more information, or to register to attend, visit

Roadmap to the Boardroom 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

7:30 am - 9:30 am
Doyle Hall, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210 (Enter parking lot from Homeland Avenue)
Cost $45 through March 11; $55 after March 12

One Woman's Journey to the Top Ranks of Corporate America and Steps that Some in Corporate America are Taking to Change the Landscape. Featuring keynote remarks by Jane E. Shaw, Ph.D, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Intel Corporation and Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aerogen, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company. The event will also include the announcement of Network 2000's 2011 Business 2000 Award as well as the Presentation of the 2011 Report, "Census of Women Board Directors in Maryland." For more information, or to register to attend, visit

Issues Affecting Hispanic and Latina Women Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

12 pm – 1:30 pm
One Dupont Circle, 8th Floor Kellogg Room, Washington DC

The growing segments of the Hispanic population, according to the U.S. Census, are 29.3 million Mexican Americans, 4.1 million Puerto Ricans, 1.5 million Cuban Americans and 1.2 million Dominicans.
The Clearinghouse on Women's Issues will host a panel discussion addressing the issues that affect these women; challenges facing young girls in these populations; and the collaboration or lack of contact with major feminist organizations. The panel also will review the development of Hispanic women’s organizations in the United States. Carmen Delgado Votaw, member of the Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues and member, Board of Directors of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc., will moderate the panel discussion. Alma Morales Riojas, President and CEO of MANA, a Latina organization, will speak about Mexican American and other Latina women. Alicia Diaz, Director, Office of the Cuban National Council, will speak about Cuban-American women. Free and open to the pulic. Bring brown bag lunch, soft drinks available from a machine.

Women’s History Month Program
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

12:00 pm
Maryland Department of Environment, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore

The Maryland Department of Environment welcomes speaker Ellie Elgin, Director of Outreach for the Maryland Commission for Women and Community Outreach Chair and Docent Chair of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, for a special program honoring Women’s History Month.

Women's History Month Trivia Game
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

10:30 am
Enoch Pratt Library, Cherry Hill Branch, 606 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore

Ages 6-12. Listen to stories about famous women and match well-known facts about the women with the actual persons. Compete individually or as teams.

Worcester County Commission for Women Celebrates ~ "Our History is Our Strength"
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

11:00 am
Clarion Resort Hotel, 101st Street, Ocean City
Cost: $35 per person

Join the Worcester County Commission for Women as they celebrate and honor several local women as Woman of the Year, the Past, and of Tomorrow. The festivities include luncheon, awards, music, exhibitors and raffles. Please make checks payable to FWCCW and mail to Friends WCCW, P.O. Box 1712, Berlin, MD 21811. For more information call: 410-208-2569 or 410-208-1272. All proceeds benefit the McGuffey Bookworm Club.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
1:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, Walbrook Branch, 3203 West North Ave., Baltimore

Ages 6-12. Bunjo Butler presents African-American stories and proverbs celebrating Women's History Month.

Women Take the Lead
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
6:30 pm Networking and Light Supper; 7:30 pm Program
Bowie Center for the Performintg Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie
Cost: $20 for ages 6-21 and $30 for all others (registration deadline: March 5)

DanceIn Time Productions, under the direction of Barbara Bernstein, Ph.D., present a program with women both leading and following in a variety of Latin dances. This special event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women of Laurel, Business and Professional Women of Southern Prince George's County, Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Committee, and Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton. For further information and to purchase tickets in advance please call Kelly Pierce at 301-613-4329.

“Girls Night Out” Preview Party for the Boutique Warehouse Sale
Friday, March 25, 2011

7 pm - 10 pm
Timonium Square, 2135 York Road, Timonium
Tickets: $20

Join The Junior League of Baltimore and the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center for a girls night out at the Boutique Warehouse Sale preview party. Sponsored by Baltimore Style Magazine, the event will have cocktails, food, music, modeling, raffle items, goody bags and of course, shopping! To purchase tickets or for more information visit

The Many Faces of Breast Cancer 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
New Psalmist Baptist Church, 6020 Marian Drive, Baltimore

This 17th Annual Educational Symposium is a free event and and open to the public. It offers an opportunity to see and hear keynote speakers, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her mother Nina C. Rawlings, MD, a 20 year breast cancer survivor. Additional events scheduled are: Learning how breast cancer impacts you and those in your community; Hear from local physicians and nurse experts in the field; Connect with valuable resources at our community organization and hospital exhibition; Celebrate sisterhood and survivorship. Advanced registration is required as capacity is limited. Please register by calling 410-938-8990 or online at

Art Workshop: Stone Mosaics (Ages 9-12)
Saturday, March 26, 2011
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: Museum admission required

Design your own stone mosaic using pebbles and rocks. Children will sketch a pattern and form a colorful mosaic using a cardboard mold. This program is in conjunction with Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists. For further information please call 443-263-1800.

Associated Black Charities Presents an Afternoon With Soledad O'Brien
March 26, 2011

3:00 pm
The Radisson at Cross Keys, 5100 Falls Road, Baltimore

Join the Associated Black Charities (ABC) for an event, Celebrating the Journey of Women, featuring a book signing with award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien. All books must be pre-ordered at $30.00 per book. Please click here to purchase. For more information, contact Christal Jackson at

Women's History Month Trivia
Monday, March 28, 2011 - Thursday, March 31, 2011
12:00 Noon
Enoch Pratt Library, Herring Run Branch, 3801 Erdman Ave., Baltimore

Do you think you know these ladies? Play the game to win prizes.

Test Your Knowledge of Women's History
Monday, March 28, 2011
5:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, Herring Run Branch, 3801 Erdman Ave., Baltimore

Ages 6-12. Join a rousing game-show style Women's History challenge.

Maryland Women's Hall of Fame Ceremony
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

5:30 pm
President's Conference Room East I and II, Miller Senate Office Building II, Bladen Street, Annapolis
Cost: $30 per adult; $10 per child (10-15 years old); children under 10 are free

Established by the Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators of Maryland, this annual event honors the 2011 inductees of the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame celebrates Maryland women who have made unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural and social life of the state, and provides visible models of achievement for tomorrow's female leaders. The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame is housed at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. For more information, or to register to attend, contact the Maryland Commission for Women at 410-767-3049 or e-mail

MyCity4Her's March Breakfast Boost
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

9:30 am - 10:45 am
Lynn Brick's Belvedere Square, 5911 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland
Cost to attend is free if MyCity4Her partner or affiliate; guests are $10

A networking event that both non-early risers and working moms can attend that starts with informal networking to allow everyone the chance to get there and settle in with coffee and a light breakfast. The event then goes on to have introductions and business goals, news & moderated discussion on topics to allow women business owners and professionals an opportunity to network, get informed and grow their business in a low key, comfortable environment. Be sure to bring your business cards with you as well. For more information, contact 410-327-9090 or email

Symposium on 18th and 19th Century Women’s History
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

9:30 am–3:30 pm
Prince George's Equestrian Center/Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro
$75 registration fee includes lunch, due by March 14, 2011

Over the past two decades, scholars have become increasingly interested in the way early American women defined themselves and how they were defined by the society in which they lived. In order to illuminate this topic, Darnall’s Chance House Museum has invited four speakers as well as organized a theatrical presentation to explore the evolution of female identity in 18th and 19th century America and its impact on the new nation. Speakers: Elisabeth Garrett Widmer, Susan Klepp, Rosemarie Zagarri, and Dr. Jean Russo. Theatrical presentation by Valarie Holmes. Registration Fee: $75 (payable by check or credit card) Contact 301-952-8010 for questions.


Bold Women Bingo Challenge
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

4:30 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, Waverly Branch, 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore

For ages 6-12. Play Women's History Month bingo and win prizes.


Industrious Woman Celebration
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Woman's Industrial Exchange, 333 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

In celebration of National Women's History Month, The Woman's Industrial Exchange honors Betty Cooke as the Industrious Woman of the Year 2011. Come celebrate this innovative artist and entrepreneur whose brilliant jewelry design is appreciated worldwide and whose community outreach and enterprises have impacted generations. It will be a festive evening with local music, food, drink, and special contributions from area jewelry artists. For further information and to register please call Melika Carr at 410-685-4388 or email:

Kristie Miller, Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies
Thursday, March 31, 2011
7:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Central Library, Poe Room, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

Kristie Miller presents a rich and complex portrait of Wilson's wifes and shows clearly how both women influenced Woodrow Wilson's life and Career.  Ms. Miller is a research associate at the Southwest Center, University of Arizona, and author of Isabella Greenway: An Enterprising Woman and Ruth Hanna McCormick: A life in Politics, 1880-1944.

Lost River Film Screening
Thursday, March 31, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Decker Theatre at Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College, Chestertown
Cost: Free admission

Join the League of Women Voters of Kent County and the Friends of Anna Ella Carroll for a screening of the new feature film, Lost River. A native of the Eastern Shore, Anna Ella Carroll successfully won entry into the male-dominated realm of 19th century politics, becoming a key military strategist, Presidential advisor, and "unofficial" member of Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet during the Civil War. Directed by Jason Urban, Lost River chronicles this little-known Marylander's remarkable life and unsung contributions to the Union cause. For more information, visit


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