Friday, March 3rd: March for Wage Equality
Noon – 1pm
Meet at Buckley Park at Noon for a march down to the Women’s Resource Center on 2nd Avenue to raise awareness about the wage gap that affects millions on women in our country.
Women, on average, earn roughly 20 percent less in every single job category, effecting women of all ages, races and education levels. In our eyes, this isn’t a political issue, but rather a civil rights issue that affects the vast majority of women in our country. Please join us with homemade signs, your friends and an inspired attitude to create change!!
For more information about the current wage gap effecting women in our country, check out this recent study by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) the nation’s leading voice in promoting equality and education for women and girls.
Thursday, March 9th: Extraordinary Women Awards Dinner & 30th Anniversary Celebration presented by Alpine Bank
5:30 – 8pm @ The Durango DoubleTree Hotel
Take part in celebrating the extraordinary achievements of our local female business leaders who have helped inspire others and create a stronger community.
We’re pleased to announce this year’s winner are Kerry Siggins, CEO of Stoneage Waterblast Tools, Missy Votel, Owner and Editor of the Durango Telegraph and Gail Aalund, First Vice President – Investments and Certified Financial Advisor for Wells Fargo Advisors.
Also during the dinner we will have select portraits on display of inductees to the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame on loan from the organization based in Denver.
Tickets are now on sale can be purchased at the Women’s Resource Center, or by calling (970)247-1242. Please note, preferred payment is cash or check but we can take a credit card as well.
Tuesday, March 14th: Young Professionals of Durango Lunches with Leaders
11:30 – 1pm @ The Ore House
Cost: $10 for YPOD members, $15 for non-members
Come listen to this month’s featured speaker, Meredith Mapel, co-owner of Durango CocaCola speak about her experience as a female business owner and community leader.
Enjoy a wonderful lunch from the Ore House as Meredith shares her experience as a woman in business and her connection to the Durango community with a focus on giving back.
All proceeds from this month’s speaker event will benefit the Women’s Resource Center. Click here for more information and to register.
Tuesday, March 14th: Wine Tasting Fundraiser with the Professional Women’s
5:30 – 7pm @ Urban Market on Main Avenue
Join us for an evening of wine sipping, networking and fundraising for the Women’s Resource Center! Mingle with other women professionals in our community as you sample wines and maybe do some shopping at Urban Market Home. For more information about the Professional Women’s Network and their monthly meetings, please visit their Facebook page here.
Wednesday, March 22nd: Girls Night Out at the Movies – “Makers:Women in Business” – A joint presentation with Rocky Mountain PBS
5pm doors with showtime at 5:30pm at the Durango Arts Center
Cost: FREE with suggested $5 donation at the door
Hear about the exceptional women — past and present — who have taken the world of business by storm. Told by female business leaders themselves, this is a candid exploration of what it takes to
make it and a celebration of the extraordinary individuals who, over the course of 50 years, have proven that a woman’s place is wherever she believes it to be.
Want to know more about Women’s History Month and this year’s theme? Visit the National Women’s History Project and find out who the national honorees are for this year’s theme!
Also make sure to check out these events happening at Fort Lewis College in honor of Women’s History Month!
Natasha T. Miller presentations
4 – 6 p.m. workshops, 6 – 8 p.m. performances
130 Noble Hall
Natasha T. Miller is a poet, author, activist, film producer, and three-time Women of the World poetry slam finalist. Her books include Coming out of Nowhere, a memoir about homosexuality and cyber bullying.
AAUW Annual Book and Author Luncheon
11:30 in the Vallecito Room
Author, Susan Dalton of “Durango: A Silver Past. A Golden Future.” For tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Deer lecture
6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom
Sarah Deer is a professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and a member of the Muscogee Nation. Deer is the author of three textbooks on tribal law and was the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship.
Women’s Birth Choices, featuring the film: “Why Not Home?”
6 p.m. in room 130 Noble Hall
“Why Not Home?” is a documentary about women and their choices to have home births. These women, though, are doctors and nurses. The film is followed by a panel discussion with birth professionals, mothers, and fathers.
4:30-6:30 p.m. in Colorado Room, SUB
A 2 hour workshop designed to help young women negotiate salary. Attendees will learn about the personal consequences of the gender pay gap; to quantify their personal market value; to determine a personal fair target salary; and to create a strategy for discussing salary offers. Thursday, March 30 from 4:30-6:30pm in Colorado Room, SUB . Sign up at email@example.com.