Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Women's History Month

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with various Xavier University offices, departments, and student organizations celebrates Women's History Month. Come out for various programs and events all March long. The 2023 theme is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories. For more details, check out the events and links below throughout the month. Also, be sure to follow us on social media (@xucdi on Instagram) for additional information. If your office or organization is hosting an event for Women's History Month and would like it added to this page, please contact

Women's History Month Kick-Off
March 1 @ 12-1pm; GSC 1st Floor
Stop by our table to grab a cookie and coffee from Cream and Sugar! We'll also have ton of Women's History Month swag and you can learn all about the events happening this month to celebrate!

Live After 5
March 2 @ 5-6pm; GSC 280 (CDI)
Live After 5 provides an opportunity for Xavier students, staff, and faculty to come together in community. Join us from 5-6pm to celebrate Women's History Month hosted by Xavier Inclusion Club. 

Allgood-McLean Women You Should Know: Dr. Perri Klass
March 2 @ 6-8pm; The Mercantile Library (414 Walnut Street, 11th Floor)
Author Perri Klass will discuss her book on public health The Best Medicine with Miami University Professor of History and Global and Intercultural Studies Kimberly Hamblin. Perri Klass is professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University, codirector of NYU Florence, national medical director of Reach Out and Read and a weekly columnist with The New York Times. FREE TO ATTEND. Learn more here. 

International Women's Day
March 8
"The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023 is, 'DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.' This theme is aligned with the priority theme for the upcoming 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67), “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls." Learn more today!

International Women's Day Afternoon Tea Time
March 8 @ 3:30pm; GSC Center for International Engagement 
International Women's Day, celebrated in many countries around the world, is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Join the Center for International Education on Wednesday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. for an afternoon of fine treats and delightful delicacies in celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future.

March 13 @ 5-6pm; GSC 280 (CDI)
Join the CDI for a brown skinned girl table talk focused conversation on topics affecting Women of Color. If you have questions, please contact Diamond Brown

Girl Talk with SWAG
March 13 @ 5-6:30pm; HUB 102/103
Join the SWAG peer educators in a discussion of women empowerment and what it means to be a woman on campus. Enjoy charcuterie and snacks!

Dine Better Together: Words that Harm, Words that Heal
March 15 @5-6:30pm; GSC Clocktower Lounge
Join us for a delicious meal as we collaborate with XU Live to engage on the theme of how our words impact our relationships.

March 20 @ 6pm; Gallagher Student Center
Join the Student Activities Council for a workshop on confidence and self esteem for Women's History Month! Free food and prizes for all who attend.

International Coffee Hour
March 22 @ 3:30-4:30pm: GSC 2nd Floor
The CDI And CIE will be hosting International Coffee Hour in celebration of Women's History Month.

“Reproductive Justice as Human Rights”
March 24 @ 4:30pm; University of Cincinnati TUC Great Hall (2766 UC MainStreet)
The Women’s Center at University of Cincinnati is thrilled to announce Loretta J. Ross as our keynote for Women’s History Month! Her keynote, “Reproductive Justice as Human Rights,” will take place on Friday, March 24th at 4:30pm on UC’s Main Campus in Tangeman University Center. It is free and open to the public. Ms. Ross will sign books following her talk. Books will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of UC Bookstore. Learn more today! 

Women's Leadership Workshop
March 25 @ 9am-2pm; GSC Clocktower Lounge
The Center for Women in Business and Leadership is collaborating with GW4W to pilot a Women's Leadership Workshop Saturday March 25th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2023 in the Clocktower Lounge. The Center for Women in Business and Leadership is committed to attracting, educating, supporting, elevating women. GW4W is a non-profit research-based organization focused on empowering and developing healthy women leaders. Promoting women' s physical, mental, and financial health allows for the development of healthy women leadership with intention, and commitment to one's purpose. The three-part workshop will focus on preparing and promoting one’s mental, physical, financial wellbeing, and creating a roadmap for moving forward in development of one’s personal and professional aspirations. The goal is to promote the successful development of resilient women leaders and positive disruptors to change our world. We are looking for 20 student participants for this workshop. Lunch will be provided and free memberships to GW4W will be awarded to student participants. Space is limited. If you are interested in participating, please complete the registration link

March 27 @ 5-6pm; GSC 280 (CDI)
Join the CDI for a brown skinned girl table talk focused conversation on topics affecting Women of Color. If you have questions, please contact Diamond Brown

Beginner Bullet Journaling with the Peer Support Volunteers
March 29 @ 5-6pm; GSC 1st Floor
Join the PSVs in celebrating Women's History Month this year by telling your own story through bullet journaling! Stop by our table to get a journal, supplies, and tips on how to get started.

Women in Business Career Panel
March 30 @ 6pm; GSC Clocktower
Join Women in Business on Thursday, March 30th at 6:00 pm in Gallagher's clocktower lounge on the 3rd floor to hear from recent Williams College of Business graduate talk about there first few years in the business profession. We will have speaks of several backgrounds who majored in Finance, Marketing, BAIS, and more. Refreshments provided!

What Is Feminism?
Many of the programs and events throughout Women's History Month are meant to support, remember, celebrate, and empower the women around us. In doing that, we often times hear the idea of feminism as a grounding point for our actions. Feminism can mean different things to different people depending on their race, class, sexual orientation, culture, or other social identities, but generally speaking, it is typically refers to the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. In the spirit of reflection and discernment, consider these the responses of the word "feminism" below. What would your "one word" be?