Celebrate Women's History Month in March
The City of Lake Oswego is proud to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women in March and throughout the year. The United States has honored Women’s history and accomplishments since 1981 with Women’s History week. Since 1995, United States presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.
Visit the federal Women’s History Month website to learn more about the origins of this commemorative Heritage month!
Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories
The Official theme of 2023 Women’s History Month is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories
For more information on this year’s Women’s History Month theme please visit, the National Women’s History Alliance. The 2023 theme recognizes “women, past and present who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news and social media.”
Women's HERstory Month Campaign
Through the month of March, the City will highlight six women working for our government with the Women’s HERstory Month campaign. Take a few moments to learn about these incredible people who work for our community.
Oswego Heritage Council
Local Diaries by Courtney Clements – March 1, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Historians and genealogists regard diaries as particularly valuable sources of information. Diaries, especially those kept by women, often reveal details about daily life that are not found in traditional sources. OHC volunteer Courtney A. Clements will describe her experience transcribing, researching, annotating, and publishing a set of nineteenth-century diaries. She will also discuss several diaries within the OHC collection, including those kept by Theresa Truchot, Clara and Cora Wilmot, and Lucien Davidson.
Lake Oswego Public Library
- BIPOC Women’s Speaker Series at Mary’s Woods: Tracey Lam
- Author Diane Wilson Ticket Giveaway
- Third Tuesday Author: Louise Mengelkoch
- A Bookish Affair: Never Cross a Highlander by Lisa Raine
- Building Bridges : The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
- Aging Into Poverty: A Presentation From Kathy Sharp
Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah Counties are home to many organizations that support women and femmes of all gender identities.
Political Engagement and Advocacy
- Women’s Foundation of Oregon
- She Should Run
- Women Enabled International
- Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls
- Clackamas Women’s Services
Career Development and Leadership
- Oregon Women’s Business Center
- Oregon Dress for Success
- Adelante Mujeres
- Center for Women’s Leadership
“Women’s HERstory Month” campaign