USC Celebrates Women’s History Month
Women’s history at USC goes all the way back to the university’s beginnings
Women and women’s groups played a big role in USC’s early history — including supplying USC’s first valedictorian.
“Unlike most universities in America, USC was actually co-ed, diverse and international from its start in the 1880s, and our first valedictorian was a woman – Minnie Miltimore. And this legacy of leadership continues today.”USC President Carol L. Folt
Women’s History Month Events at USC
USC Women’s History Month Kickoff
Join President Carol L. Folt, students, faculty, staff and alumni to kick off 2023 Women’s History Month.
USC Women’s Conference
Join a full day of inspirational women with your fellow Trojans.
Young Women’s Leadership Conference
This conference brings high school girls throughout the Los Angeles area to USC to guide their leadership into public service.
USC News Stories
- Panelists discuss their personal journeys to getting projects made and overcoming the disappointment of stalled projects, intermittent unemployment and rejection.
- As Women’s History Month continues, ophthalmologists Jesse Berry and Linda Lam talk about their roads to becoming physicians.
- The Trojans described unexpected career trajectories and encouraged the audience to take risks, balance work and family, and seek joy in a demanding but rewarding career in real estate.
- Monthlong observance begins with virtual event including President Carol L. Folt and some of the university’s own Trojan trailblazers.
- Events taking place during the yearlong tribute to the 50th anniversary of Title IX include a music festival, a movie screening and conversations featuring trailblazing women.
- As Women’s History Month wraps up and the 50th anniversary of Title IX approaches, USC Athletics’ Julie Rousseau discusses the role of women student-athletes in the fight for equality.
Voices Across Campus
5 Trojan women who have made history
In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate USC Dornsife alumnae who have made their mark on history, from the stage to the swimming pool to the Supreme Court.
Athena Hacks USC creates community
More than 400 students took part in USC’s hackathon for marginalized gender identities, now in its seventh year.
5 books to dive into for Women’s History Month
In celebration of Women’s History Month, USC Dornsife professors provide reading suggestions that explore the history of women around the world.
Femfest takes over McCarthy Quad with femme power
The one-day festival presents an inclusive safe space that challenges patriarchal oppression in the music industry.
USC Athletics honors the Women of Troy
For Women’s History Month, USC Athletics honors the storied past, present and future of the Women of Troy.
10 things to do this Women’s History Month
USC Annenberg Media lists movies, speakers and art to support the month.