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Kean Celebrates Women's History Month

Kean University will honor the role women play in business, the sciences, education and now in the White House during Women’s History Month, featuring a month of special events. 

The celebration begins with a keynote address by Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D., Dismantling the Barriers Used to Silence Our Voices, at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3. Cole will address the systemic barriers that have held women back and allowed imposter syndrome to take root, and the steps needed to break the cycle. Learn more about the event on CougarLink.

“Women’s History Month has been recognized each March in the United States since 1987, but women have been shaping the history of this country since its founding,” said Kean President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. “Many broke through the glass ceiling before it even had a name. They paved a path for other women, including those on our campus, to follow.”

The University’s new Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is spearheading Women’s History Month at Kean. Events include Women-Owned Business Panel and Promotion, on March 8; Women Leading Change in New Jersey, on March 15; and The Path from Protest to Participation on March 18. A musical competition,The Verzuz Battle: The Feels, will also be held on March 9. A Kean student spin-off of the popular Instagram Verzuz, it will feature three student groups, representing female musical artists, playing their songs to compete for audience votes.

Details of all events can be found on CougarLink.

President Repollet also released videotaped remarks on Women’s History Month.

“I also celebrate the many women who study at Kean — all 10,700 of you by last count — who are working hard to earn a degree that will allow you to climb higher, follow your passions and become the great female leaders of tomorrow,” the president said. 

“At Kean, one of the cornerstones of our mission is equity — and that includes equity for women. We stand up for women’s rights and will continue to do so as we work to achieve parity for women,” he continued. “If anyone can get the job done, it’s the women of this country and this campus.”