Women's HERstory Month 2022


Michelle Obama
Jhumpa Lahiri
Betty White
Rachael Carson
Women Writing, Acting, Creating, and Being - Check Out These Recommendations!

Women Writing, Acting, Creating, and Being - Check Out These Recommendations!


  1. Murderbot Diaries series, by Martha Wells https://www.goodreads.com/series/191900-the-murderbot-diaries
  2. “Recollections of My Nonexistence” https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2020-03-17/review-rebecca-solnit-recollections-review
  3. Severance, by Ling Ma - a unique take on a zombie apocalypse: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36348525-severance
  4. Movie: Dolores 2017
  5. Amy Chua, Author "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"
  6. Claire Shipman "The Confidence Code"  
  7. I just read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and it was great! touches upon slavery too. 
  8. Music: I love Lauren Daigle and she has such uplifting ideas.
  9. Musician: H.E.R.
  10. Podcast: Encyclopedia Womannica - terrific 5-7 min biographical sketches of influential women.
  11. The Skimm: The Skimm is an American media company, founded in 2012 by Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, providing a subscription-only newsletter.
  12. Gaslit Nation, hosted by writers Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa, experts on authoritarian states. Each episode takes a deep dive on the news.
  13. Youngest Professional Skateboarder in the World: Sky Brown: YouTube VideoESPN article and Almost Skateboards article
  14. Female-directed documentary about female band: "The Go'Gos" Trailer



Janaki Ammal
Jane Addams
Kim Ng
Marilyn French
Women Owned Businesses in Phoenix

Women Owned Businesses in Phoenix

  1. Shannon Monge, https://mongeshannon.isagenix.com/en-us/
  2. Christine Berry, https://paparazziaccessories.com/451915/?fbclid=IwAR16ZKpuIfB-aBEnMa9iV6i1FGY3ML2gQbxHs2Tf8_KYNRXbI8UG86Uvjpo
  3. Lisa Jaimes-Toon https://carolinaschocolate.com/
  4. La Gattara Cat Cafe and Boutique (also a rescue operation) Missy Pruitt
  5. 3 Vintage Chicks - A big, fun to explore vintage shop featuring over 50 vendors, at 13012 N Cave Creek Rd
  6. Barrio Cafe. Silvana Salcido
  7. The Crafty Chica
  8. Walker Bookstore
  9. Palabras Bookstore
  10. Mucho Mas Art Studio
  11. Dahl Design Studio Rachel did all of the Festival of Tales branding, a truly compassionate, kind, creative person. Rachel Dahl: Dahl Design Studio
  12. Tamika Sanders  Tamika was a presenter for the AZ Humanities Council last year and will also participate in the upcoming Living Library event. She promotes DEI in education/business. A great speaker and fine human.
  13. Pomegranate Cafe
  14. Citrine Natural Beauty Bar
  15. Distinctive Salon and Spa
  16. SkateUp (New charity founded by a young woman and PVCC student)
  17. One Love Pet Parlor. PVCC Alumni who opened her own business - Alex Affronti
  18. Public Philosophy Press Kelly Fitsimmons-Burton



Carol Gilligan
Dolores Huerta
Gloria Anzaldua
Harriet Jacobs
Linda B. Rosenthal Women’s Mentor Program PVCC Participants

Linda B. Rosenthal Women’s Mentor Program PVCC Participants

  • Alexis Peterson
  • Ann Fulton
  • Audrey Moreno
  • Beth Guerra
  • Britney Corbitt
  • Carolyn Miller
  • Chris Hunt
  • Christian Hundley
  • Christine Berry
  • Diana Manjon-Stierstorfer
  • Diana Mitchell
  • Dionna Johnson
  • Giovanna Ocho
  • Heather Kruse
  • Heather Stevens
  • Inhye Peterson
  • Iris Love
  • Ivette Quintero
  • Jeanette Cernetic
  • Jessica Brancheau
  • Judy Garcia
  • Julie Hamel
  • Kathy Tapia
  • Kayla Tapley
  • Kelly Quick
  • Laura Mazzocchi
  • Linda Lawson
  • Lolita Quiroz
  • Lori Espinoza
  • Lori Sullivan
  • Marsha Foster
  • Michaelle Shadburne
  • Nancy Epps McNeill
  • Pam Cosay
  • Pat Inshausti
  • Rikki Shannon
  • Ryan Martin
  • Sandee Czech
  • Sarah Stemm
  • Shannon Monge
  • Sharlene Celeskey
  • Sheri Bakunowski
  • Shoshanna Landis-Grieve
  • Sophia Graves
  • Terry Adriance
  • Valerie Garibay
  • Velvet Barentine
  • Victoria Terrazas
  • Vivian Miranda
  • Yolanda Reynoso
  • Yvonne Taylor
A Few Film Recommendations from Professor Gary A. Zaro, Humanities Faculty, Director of The International Film Festival @ PVCC

A Few Film Recommendations from Professor Gary A. Zaro, Humanities Faculty, Director of The International Film Festival @ PVCC

1. If you wanted to screen a film from the classic era that took on the established patriarchal views of women in society, I would suggest any film starring Katharine Hepburn (Adam's Rib, Woman of the Year, The Philadelphia Story, Pat and Mike, etc.). Or Marilyn Monroe if you're looking for the movie star/sex symbol/cultural influencer angle (Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, The Prince and the Showgirl, etc.). Or, a female director of the era (a rarity since directing has been the biggest challenge for women to break into in the film business), then Ida Lupino's The Bigamist (1953) would be great, plus she starred in it and was the first woman to direct herself in a film.

2. More contemporary, a great film is Norma Rae (1979) starring Sally Field. It's an excellent film that reinforced the ideas and actions of the Women's Liberation Movement of the 70s and it's based on a real woman.

3. If you want to go a little more with comedy but still a strong feminist theme and a true story, then A League of the Their Own (1992) would be a great choice.

4. If you want to go with a contemporary female director then I would suggest Greta Gerwig (Little Women or Lady Bird). Also, Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director (The Hurt Locker). Her best feminist film is Zero Dark 30 starring Jessica Chastain. It's long but also based on a real woman and recent events.


Mary Richmond
Nur Jahan
Octavia Butler
Woman of Distinction Award

Woman of Distinction Award

Each year one college employee is recognized for leadership, learning and support for other women.

This recognition was sponsored through the District Women’s Leadership Group

2014-2015       Michaelle Shadburne, Mgr., Center for Employee and Organizational Learning

2013-2014       Kandice Mickelsen, Library Faculty

2012-2013       Dr. Lois Roma-Deeley, English Faculty

2011-2012       Laurel Smith, Manager, Human Resources (Awarded Posthumously)

2010-2011       Sherry Adams, Communication/English Faculty

2009-2010       Rose Dermody, Nursing Program Chair, Nursing Faculty

2008-2009       Christie Colunga, Early Childhood Faculty

2007-2008       Sonia Valle, Dance Faculty

2006-2007       Dr. Sally Rings, Reading/English Faculty


Mickalene Thomas
Shirin Nesbat
Yayoi Kusama
In Case You Missed This

In Case You Missed This

Women's History Month Kickoff Event & Luncheon March 3, 2022

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Recording link: https://maricopa.webex.com/maricopa/ldr.php?RCID=d3655013b5529b1d823d1a7f17287943

Awesome Women of PVCC Showcase 2021

Wednesday, March 10th 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Presentation Recording Available